“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.
I started drawing 7 years ago and since then I have been inspired by a lot of artists and different people. Sometimes a simple thing like a cool evening on the beach inspires me and sometimes it's a really bad day that gets me going. Inspiration doesn't necessarily come to you from a person, it can also be a feeling or an object. It can be anything.
I draw anywhere and wherever I can. I walk around the city with my books and pens so anytime an idea hits I just randomly start sketching things.
The best advice I can give you is, persistence works. If you practice your art day in and day out, you will eventually hit that point where you'll realize you have created something sexy. I started art with no art background what so ever. I drew day in and day out without seeking approval from anyone and that's why I can draw the way I can.
I just draw if I have a pen in my hand. There is not much there to it. If I don't have an idea then I just start drawing words and shapes and something eventually comes up you know? I also run a comic book page ( @stickyyboi ) on the side with super relatable comics if you are interested.” – Anish Karkera
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