Inspiration for Art Comes From Everything Around - Shatakshi

1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

Um so I started Illustrations only because illustrator was a subject in mu second semester of 1st year and tho I dreaded it in the start it really started growing on me and when quarantine happened i started exploring the it further and it just grew on me. 

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

I am personally very bad at art in the traditional sense but digital art was a littke easier? or maybe more of my type because i could simply play around, I was always kind of sad because i was never good at art traditionally and even tho i had so many ideas i could never bring it to reality because of the lack of skills, illustration gave me that platform to finally turn my ideas to a design. 

3. Is it a financially stable career?

Well, I'm only starting out so I'm not really that experienced plus I started it as a hobby never knew how far will i go,  but I bagged three Internships this summer through illustrating and some other commissioned work, it still largely depends on how you work on your skills. 

4. Who is your favourite illustrator and why?

Oh there are many! but one of my favourites is @Bakeryprasad on Instagram his illustrations are not only beautiful they are thought provoking and he uses his platform to amplify voices. 

5. Where do you get inspired to create art?

Inspiration for art comes from everything around and everything i wish i could style into something of my own. 

6. What does your typical day look like?

My typical day looks like, lectures from 8 to 12 then Internship from 12 to 5, relaxing a little reading a little, working on my own work side by side, college work and then repeat! 

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

I myself AM an aspiring illustrator! but all I want to tell my fellow artists is don't doubt yourself, go do the piece that's haunting you, enjoy the process and be a little less scrutinising of your own art.

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