Pakistani artist creates ‘bio-portraits’ of Pakistan’s war heroes

Pakistani artist creates ‘bio-portraits’ of Pakistan’s war heroes

Ihsan Danish Yousafzai alias Dani is a young graduate and resident of Swabi district and has grown up with love and respect for war martyrs and national heroes.

He now pays tribute to war veterans through his bio sketching art. It takes him 26 days to complete a single portrait.

He had started with charcoal drawing, pencil sketch and spray paint but then he moved towards carving out images and scripting on the scalps of fruits and stalks of different vegetables.

From scribbling and flower patterns, Dani’s love for sons of the soil matured into the art of bio-sketch, a pencil portrait inscribed with full biography of the personality he adores the most .

He had sketched portraits of Quaid-i- Azam, Allama Iqbal, Fatima Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan.

“Since childhood, an artist within me wanted to come out and that was to appreciate the heroes of our land who had laid down their precious lives for the safety and honour of our nation,I discovered that I could sketch those sacred souls, who have embraced martyrdom,” he added. “At times, we never give attention to lessons we could draw from lives of those made us immortal by sacrificing their own souls,” he told Images.

Dani said that an artist could at least adore those martyrs through a piece of art whether a word, idea, statue, paint or sketch. “Making a bio-sketch of my ideal personality is just an expression of my love and respect for that particular hero. I want people know my unique art,” he added.