Black and white portrait of Joan Didion

Joan Didion

Medium: digital
Client: Intelligent Life Magazine (The Economist)

Joan Didion's haunting, fragile yet feirce face is one of my favorite portraits.

About Kathryn
With her fluid, natural drawing style, Kathryn Rathke has a rare talent for capturing the individual look of the person she’s drawing in just a few quick lines. Authors, singers, politicians – her portraits are instantly recognisable but so simply drawn that they’re always easy for people to relate to.
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