Amara Sikander one of the visual Designer and artist from Pakistan, At the age of 29, she has made a phase, where gigantic measures of Pakistanis respect her work an expert whose character is inclined towards space between reality, self-renunciation. Her centre is around Visual Design, and her job incorporates business and individual depictions wander. Her very own substantial segment work turns around self-examination, fortifying and testing. We invited her to a Pakistan journal talk session where we host people of inspiration.
Tell us about yourself. What makes you tick?
I was an artist from early immaturity. I understood that I esteem tints, brushes, shapes etc. Being a specialist isn’t a calling like others. A skilled worker is the kind of individual I am, and you be continually yourself. In that sense, I was at first propelled by life’s creative drive, of which I had no control or say, I could simply stream with it. Past that, teachers and books showed to me the way. I am working in an Advertising field, as my ordinary regular work. Additionally, I painted my artistic work as an untimely idea. In any case, advancing and promoting did not offer the profundities of bona fide ingenuity that I yearned for. At a certain point I comprehended that, in case I didn’t make a hop into real creative ability, I would never come totally forward as a specialist. In case you are excited about being an expert, commit yourself wholeheartedly to being an artist. In any case, that joins being sensible and consider about what it takes to help your calling as a craftsman.
How did you get started as an illustrator?
My youth enthusiasm for arts and drawing developed into an affection for design and painting great as I could comprehend what fine arts was. I used to Drawing and painting all day every day. I think that regardless of the art you want to create, you should always work on your drawing and painting skills first. The tool you eventually use to make the art can be learned through just using it more, but if you don’t have good fundamentals then no matter what medium, it won’t be as strong as it could be. I am still learning about how to use color and texture, mostly outside of Illustrator.
What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?
Power, depth, Life, Colors and Affection this is what I want my viewer to take away from my work
Is there anyone from Pakistan who has inspired you personally?
Yes, for me one of significant motivation is OMAR AQIL, his work tasteful and believing Is much more developed! Also, I want to call him a genuine Picasso of Pakistan.
What is the best thing about Pakistan?
Nature, Food, People, culture, streets, buildings, etc you can name it I LOVE MY COUNTRY THE MOST
Do you think that a positive change can be achieved in Pakistan?
It’s now happening I figure, you can raise your voice on networking media and within a second’s people will make it your boisterous voice. what’s more, now we can transparently discuss women rights, transgender’s rights, and I figure this is something which will change this general public soon.
What future do you think Pakistan’s illustration industry holds for us?
I figure everyone is working extremely hard to rival worldwide market and soon we will have the capacity to organize gatherings and shows here in Pakistan for the artists from everywhere throughout the world it will enable us to make more stages to make a positive picture of Pakistan.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
I can’t anticipate future, however, yes if I will be alive, at that point I will be somewhere good.
What has been your most successful project? Why?
Well, there isn’t a particular story behind any art. But currently, I am working on WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SERIES in which I am painting the portraits of different women! Got featured on Sunday times, Tribune edit for a series. And on other hand doing lots different of projects.
Do you think it is easy for us to prove our worth to international media?
Oh yes, definitely there is no doubt in it! we as a nation are capable of doing anything, like anything. So yeah.
For all the dreamers out there, the fresh-out-of-college future entrepreneurs, what advice would you give them?
When you are youthful, it’s essential to attempt to know yourself and to search out learning. Try to find yourself.
What thing do you think Pakistani media lacks?
What’s on your horizon? Any current/future projects and plans/dreams you can share with us?
I am intending to work 365 days for next 10 years, would love to visit diverse historical centers and nations where I can see the distinction of culture and legacy and at last, I need to work for myself. That is it.
5 things inspiring you/your work right now:
- Smile of my parents, and family.
- Trying to resolve my anger issue with my work.
- To Become a better human being.
- And Smell of air and flowers.
How did you find your style? Has it changed since you started?
I have numerous methods, yet the most understood is the strong vector delineated style which is in reality lovely standard it feels new, and lively.
How do you come up with new ideas? Do you have a process?
I encourage my cerebrum with innovative advertisement battles, culture and everyday life stuff, it sort of stirs up there and what turns out is the thing that you see as my work.
What brands do you most admire and how do they influence your work?
I cherish NIKE the most, each competitor, craftsman and surely understood celeb wears it around like it’s an announcement, I might want to be envisioned that route also.
Do you think the media plays an important role in bringing forward artists? Or it depends upon the person, that if you have skills you will be known by your work automatically?
I think media is playing a very positive role in promoting the artist and it totally depends upon the person’s skills to be known by his/her work.