Earning Will Follow You If You Are Able to Make Quality Work - Sumouli Dutta


I get inspiration from my daily life. Different incidents that occur in my life.  Different types of people I get to see on a daily basis provides me insight and perspective which is very important for an Artist.

1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

I am Sumouli Dutta, founder of WoodleDoodleDesigns. My native place is

Kolkata. I am currently working in an organisation as a visual merchandiser and living my passion for art and illustration daily.

Designing is my way of finding personal expression. I remember starting this page randomly one evening just to upload all my artworks in one place. I did it without any specific goal. And the journey from 2016 to 2020 has been incredible with lots of learning. Hard work and regular practice, are my two key attributes that have built the page and the brand. 

I remember working on a normal sketchbook and drawing on the phone using fingers in Autodesk sketchbook for 2 years. I believe every hustling step is necessary to feel the bliss of the little achievements you get at the end.

 

2. Who is your favourite artist and why?

Mojtaba Heidarpanah. The work details, strokes, light and shadow play is what I try to observe and learn from. Also, the concept of every drawing is so hard-hitting and depicts the brutal reality of society is what moves me.


3. Is it a financially stable career?

I believe we can make a sustainable career out of art. Earning will follow you if you are able to make quality work. If you are hardworking. Like any other profession, we need to work hard and manage a lot of things to earn. But I truly believe that we can make a stable career out of art.


4. Where do you get inspired to create art?

I get inspiration from my daily life. Different incidents that occur in my life.  Different types of people I get to see on a daily basis provides me insight and perspective which is very important for an Artist.


5. What kind of book do you prefer to read?

I like reading mostly Comic books or Graphic Novels.


6. What piece of advice would you like to give to the future aspirants?

Follow your dreams. It's never too late. Work hard enough to earn a certain level of autonomy in life.


Interview by - Pallavi

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