'Draw Without Any Fears' - Rogeah Al-Wasei


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1.Tell us more about your background and journey.

Hi, I am Rogeah Al-Wasei. I graduated from Sana'a university in 2012 with a business management degree that inculcates the scientific and practical fields of Management and also branched out to my talent in painting.


2. When did you decide you wanted to be an painter/illustrator?

I didn't decide to be a painter, a lot of us created and has tendencies and abilities, there are those who have beautiful sound, there are those who have a musical ear, and there is a photographer, and then there is a painter who sees things with his own perspective of his own colors.


3. Is it a financially stable career?


Drawing on glass is a profession, and it's a talent. And I do get my daily bread and butter by following my heart, and that's enough for me.

After all, it's a respectable career to opt for and I'm proud that I chose painting as my career. Also there are very less career options that allow you to do what you want and express your true feelings, so why not?!


4. Who is your favorite illustrator and why?

There are a lot of painters who love their works and frankly sometimes in paintings that take you far to the place and the subject of his painting and therefore I can't give the names of every painter who draws my attention to his lines, colors and issues.


5. Where do you get inspired from to create art?


The first thing that inspired me was the of beauty of Yemen's capital - Sana'a. I saw how beauty was embarked in each and every of the old buildings of Sana'a. I saw the clothes of its people, I saw its colors and the heritage of the place; I saw civilization and magic that gives the blind, a sight of the beauty.

You can't ignore the architecture in your drawings, you can't really forget the accessories of the men and women of the region because it is truly beautiful, in our lives a lot of issues suggest many ideas to draw and embody them with some form of beauty.


6. What does your typical day look like?

My usual day begins with my little family, mom and dad. Then I start drawing on my canvas in case there are some customers or if I have to make some for art galleries or an exhibition. Then when I get tired, I go out of the house for a walk with my mom and dad.


7. What piece of advice would you like to give to future aspiring illustrators?

  • I advise painters to draw cases without any fears.
  • You're going to have a lot of trouble believing that your art work is going to be released.
  • Don't look for fame, strive for excellence and follow your heart.
The community and those around you will try hard to destroy you.


8. Which is your favorite book and why?

I have a lot as my favorite ones, but I'm not interested in paper books first, and I don't like electronics.
I love novels and stories, and I love philosophical books and speaking outside the box.


9.Tell us about your experience as a TEDX spokesperson and what motivated you most to talk, has your life changed after TEDX?

I participated as a speaker in TEDx the most that made me talk is being a painter who paints on the glass that breaks during the bombing, this war war, I started to turn the glass of war into paintings, Tedex unfortunately did not change anything of my life right the whole world changed especially with the virus corona, but Tedex did not change my life.


10.What impact do you want to make in the world?

To convince every person to do what he wants, what he dreams and not subject to customs and traditions and not to abide by the world to see the world more beautiful and not to be afraid and be himself without making difference no power We must be copies of each other, we must accept difference, respect it, and live as we want not just as society wants.


Rogeah Al-Wasei
Painter and TEDx Speaker
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RAAW2016/



Interview By - Sarah Alkbat
'Draw Without Any Fears' - Rogeah Al-Wasei 'Draw Without Any Fears' - Rogeah Al-Wasei Reviewed by Mridul Goyal on June 21, 2020 Rating: 5

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