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PosterGully Artist Interview: Maanya Dhar

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Maanya Dhar

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Q. How would you best describe your style of artwork?

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A. My style of work is more of a reflection of who I am. A mix of graphic design and animation maybe?

 

Q. What tools do you use for your artwork?

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A. I actually do them all by hand on paper. My materials vary from pencils, paints, to pens.

 

Q. Personal view and market trend sometimes differ from each other. Do you use personal interpretation like the art that satisfy your senses or you like to do work according to the market trends?

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A. Commercial art is not something I can ever do so I choose to work with things i love and I can relate to.

 

Q. What is your design process like; from where do you start your artwork?

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A. Well unlike a lot of artists/designers, I don’t actually sit and brainstorm or work out exactly what it is I want to do. I just pull out a sheet of paper and go with the flow.

 

Q. How did you get into graphic design / illustration?

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A. This is just something I love doing and I have been ever since I was small.

 

Q. What do you do when not working?

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A. When not working I prepare for college as that’s in a few months from now.

 

Q. What keeps you inspired?

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A. Family, friends, and myself.

 

Q. Do you remember the moment when the idea of becoming an artist struck you?

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A. I don’t remember an exact moment as such. I’ve wanted to be an artist ever since I could hold a pencil

 

Q. Do you have any advice for young designers?

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A. Don’t give up. Trust in yourself and your abilities and make it a point to put your work and yourself out there.

1 aspect of design you value the most?

It’s ability to transform ordinary things into something spectacular

1 font you use the most often?

Times New Roman

1 design-related book you would recommend every budding designer?

The Art of Not Making

 

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PosterGully Artist Interview: Prajakta Kavthekar

Prajakta Kavthekar
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Q. How would you best describe your style of artwork?
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A. Well, my style of artwork doesn’t limit to one form of art. I feel that expression shouldn’t be limited to just one form of art. But till now I have mostly done typography with graphics and cartoons.

 

Q. What tools do you use for your artwork?
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A. Mostly Photoshop  and illustrator , and  if  I am  making my  art on a  paper  then markers, water soluble pencils.

 

Q. Personal view and market trend sometimes differ from each other. Do you use personal interpretation like the art that satisfy your senses or you like to do work according to the market trends?
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A. Well, I started with the art that came from the heart but other people’s opinion mean a lot to me. A lot of times I take 6-7 people’s opinions before putting my work online. Saying that, I do this as my career, so I always keep the client’s and my colleague’s opinions in mind.

 

Q. What is your design process like; from where do you start your artwork?
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 A. Starting with a rough doodle on page, to a final sketch or draw with a wacom; I scan the sketch to trace digitally and then color and finalize it! Likewise when it’s not a digital art, I start with a doodle, final black marker sketch, color with pencil colors, and again highlight with black marker. Black markers bring out the details beautifully. I am in love with my microns.

 

Q. How did you get into graphic design / illustration?
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 A. I have been drawing since my childhood, the only hobby I never let go off; but I started making real work when I participated in graffiti competition in first year of my college and won. I started doing typography behind my books in middle of my lectures and during exams to blow off the steam. Finally when I graduated and took a year off to think I wanted to pursue art or I.T, I chose to pursue art and I have been constantly learning and making new work for past 6 months.

 

Q. What do you do when not working?
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A. When not working, I run, work on D.I.Y projects and binge watch Suits, Friends over and over again and Abish Matthew’s videos, He is my favorite comedian.

 

Q. What keeps you inspired?
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A. Well, mostly it’s my favorite artists; Inkquisitive illustrations , R.K.Laxman and Alicia souza; the way they work, the kind of work they do and the kind of awesome life they lead keeps me inspired. And even though it’s lame and fictional I love the character of Harvey Specter. He is awesome.

 

Q. Do you remember the moment when the idea of becoming an artist struck you?
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A. It was around the time of my birthday, I wasn’t getting anywhere with the decision to pursue art or I.T as a career and the stress was driving me crazy. There was no exact moment but a series of moments when I tested myself and thought what kind of life I wanted to lead. I knew I had the potential to pursue art, I just needed(still need) to develop it ; I knew it’s going to take time so I decided to suck it up and go at it no matter what anyone says.

 

Q. Do you have any advice for young designers?
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 A. I am still a fresher and an amateur so I am no one to give advice; but if someone is struggling to decide which field to pursue, I definitely would tell them to think about the kind of life they want to lead and decide accordingly.

 

1 aspect of design you value the most?
A. Make sure you are happy with the work you make, even though it’s not for you. I think the work you make should reflect your individuality, even though it’s for someone else.

 

1 font you use the most often?
A. None in particular. But I like Sakkal Majalla and a song for Jennifer

 

1 design-related book you would recommend every budding designer?
A. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People

 

1 design magazine you can’t do without?
A. I haven’t read any until now.
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Top 10 Lines That You Will Hear Only In Indian Weddings

Don’t worry if you’ve been invited to your first Indian wedding. Because we are sharing here, Top 10 lines that you will hear Only In Indian weddings. This will really help you in getting familiar with all Indian wedding rituals.

  1. Arey jaldi karo baarat bas aane wali hai?

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A most repetitive line that will irritate you whole day.

 

  1. Ji Aapne khana kha liya?

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Don’t know why they ask about it again and again. Hum to aaye isliye hain!

 

  1. Zara photo waale ko bulaana!

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Photographer..ohhhh sorry I mean PhotoWala, is treated like a toy in Indian Weddings.

 

  1. Abey Aa Na…dance karte hai!

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Ohh…DJ dance! We are expert in this.

 

  1. Pinky ko dekh…Saari mai mast lag ri hai na!

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It is not just a Wedding, for girls it’s a great platform to showcase their makeup talent.

 

  1. Koi Saala baaratiyon se nahi ladega!

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A Statutory warning to all fukra gangs!

 

  1. Sab apne joote sambhal ke rakhna

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A great advice from our elders and experienced bhaiya and chacha log.

 

  1. Pandit ji kahan reh gaye

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One and only VIP Tag in Indian functions.

 

  1. Bhai Daaru Kahan hai!

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What???? No Daaru! Without this, we even can’t imagine our identity.

 

10. Oye aaj to bhai ki shaadi hai

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Everything is fair in love & bhai ki shaadi

Liked the article? To share kar na pagle! If we have missed any line, you can tell us right below in the comment section. We are waiting for it…Aankhein Bichakar!

Top 7 Things That You Must Know About Stephen Hawking

May be you don’t know about recent developments in physics, but you have heard the name of Stephen Hawking. And this is all because of his amazing research work.

In this article we are sharing Top 7 Things That You Must Know About Stephen Hawking :

1.     Hawking is not just a scientist, he is a big celebrity. He has appeared on The Simpsons and Star Trek and has also provided narration that was sampled on a Pink Floyd album.

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2.     He was born on 8th January 1944 simply means on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. Is this just a coincidence or something else?

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3.     In his childhood, he never tried to put effort in his studies. It wasn’t because Hawking was dull – he was considered as a slacker at that time.

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4.     But his interest and curio towards the science gave his teachers the idea that they had a future “Einstein” among them.

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5.     Hawking was lonely as well as bored for the first 18 months of his Oxford university education, because he found the university curriculum “ridiculously easy”.

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6.     He was a coxswain in the university’s rowing team.

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7.     After properly diagnosed with ALS, the doctor gave him a life hope of only 2 years but he proved him wrong.

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