Artists of India Feature #24 - Siddhi Basutkar

Artists of India Feature #24 - Siddhi Basutkar

I am a 12th std. student and I am going to pursue Fashion designing as a career. When I was in school, I once saw my Science teacher draw a human body figure during one of our classes which I replicated in my note book and started adding on various clothes on it. I got hooked on to it and that is how I slowly began designing. The process of seeing a design on paper being turned into a wearable piece of art is something I find very fascinating. I thoroughly enjoy sketching and painting everything related to the world of fashion.

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Artists of India Feature #23 - Niharika Rajput

Artists of India Feature #23 - Niharika Rajput

I am a Wildlife Artist specializing in intricate paper and epoxy sculptures of Birds and animals. Each piece is carefully handcrafted to perfection. I start by sketching out all the body parts, wings, tail feathers and body feathers. Thereafter with each one is retraced on paper and cut to precision. These feathers are glued to the body which could be made out paper and wire or epoxy in the miniature versions. Then comes my favourite part, painting the birds realistically.

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Artists of India Feature #22 - Madhu Gawli

Artists of India Feature #22 - Madhu Gawli

I am Madhu Gawli and I have just cleared my 10th board exams. I started getting interested in art and craft when I first saw my brother painting. He was very good in art and used to get a lot of praise from my parents and relatives. I also started doing the same but I did not know I was good at drawing until my Art teacher in school told me that I am her favorite student and that she loves my work. Since then, I have been trying various painting styles with My Mentor, Winnie didi who is very creative and encourages me to practice and keep trying new art ideas. We have made plenty of Best Out of Waste creations together. I really like Galaxy paintings which I first made with Winnie didi and since then I am trying my hand at various versions of this painting style.

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Artists of India Feature #15 - Akshay Jose, Graphic Novelist and Illustrator

Artists of India Feature #15 - Akshay Jose, Graphic Novelist and Illustrator

"For me, art has been the only constant in life since the age of 5. Illustration is my voice to the outside world, when all worded languages fail me, and my pen has been my go-to in all seasons and moods of joy, fear, grief and uncertainty. I am fascinated by the diverse and unique stories each of us have to tell, and my work has been a journey in engaging with the ones that seem stranger than fiction.

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Artists of India Feature #12 - Anish Karkera, Comic Book Artist, Creator

Artists of India Feature #12 - Anish Karkera, Comic Book Artist, Creator

“Art helps me sort out all the clutter in my mind. When you have a lot of stuff going on it really helps when you can just randomly whip out a book and start drawing a giraffe. Art helped me refine my personality. It helped me see things differently. See people differently. It's like seeing in black and white all your life then suddenly someone turns everything into colours. 

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Artists of India Feature #11 - Awadhoot Chawan, Realism

Artists of India Feature #11 - Awadhoot Chawan, Realism

"My journey of art began in school. Realistic and expressive work of school teacher increased my interest and curiosity towards realistic paintings. I formally completed my education in Fine Arts. Later I joined Animation industry & started working as background Artist for UTV Dream Blanket project and Paperboat Animation Studio but eventually give up to pursue my passion towards painting. 

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Artists of India Feature #8 - Shubham Lakhera, Illustrator

Artists of India Feature #8 - Shubham Lakhera, Illustrator

"My name is Shubham Lakhera and I am an Illustrator and I have been illustrating children's book for the last 3 years. I have completed my graduation (BFA) in 2018. I have been working on more than 30 books till now, publishers like Duckbill, tulika books, NCERT, room to deal child fund India, Eklavya and children's magazine. I like imaginary things, so my most of the illustration are larger than life. My inspirations are Raja Ravi Verma and western illustrators.

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Artists of India Feature #7 - Rajesh Sawant, Acrylic Artist

Artists of India Feature #7 - Rajesh Sawant, Acrylic Artist

"My father is an Artist, so I started painting from a very young age. I'm painting since 20 years and I'm currently teaching in a school and rest of the time I work in my studio for upcoming projects. Me and my brother Praful Sawant, both are full time Artist. We both work in watercolors, Acrylic and oil. We are working together and take workshops internationally and are invited from different countries for demos. It feels great to represent India and take Art forward internationally. 

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