Pastel Portrait – Zoe Jakes

 

Zoe Jakes - Pastel on pastel paper.
Zoe Jakes – Pastel on pastel paper.

Inspired by my previous work, after nearly 10 years in hiatus, I decided to pick up my pastels and try my hand at drawing portraits again. Zoe Jakes is an incredible pioneer of modern fusion dance in the US, founding the band Beats Antique and touring her live show across the globe. I chose to reproduce this image because of its arresting simplicity which captures her essence perfectly.

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