ARTIST INTERVIEW: Riya Naskar
Profession: Senior Graphics Designer (social), Happy Marketer – Bangalore
Tell us a bit about your work.
I am a professional graphic designer as well as sketch artist. My works expands from traditional to digital forms. My core objective of each work to capture the perfect expression, be it human face a puppy I saw or a beautiful building.
I enjoying experimenting with various tools, techniques as long as I am satisfied with the end result.
How did you get into art/writing?
It’s a long fancy story. I have been doodling landscapes & humans like every Bengali kid in the block growing up in Kolkata, since 5 yrs old. The main push to pursue art was from my father who spoiled me with endless supplies of stationary to go wild with my imaginations in the paper & also winning loads of drawing competitions around (Kellogs’ Junior Artist was the most highlighted one).
Later on pursued my diploma in Animation & Design during my undergraduate studies (I am zoology honors grad, by the way. ) to fulfill my dream of going to digital arts. I ended up doing MBA media & communications from Manipal University & Whistling Woods and finally ventured into forayed to Advertising profession with few jobs later years.
The kick of pursuing Graphic Design & Sketch Artist profession came along when I worked as a freelancer mural artist for a friend’s studio. Later I got an opportunity to work as a junior graphic designer with an esteemed company in Bangalore. Now I work as a senior professional for a Singapore based Agency in Graphic Design so also pursuing as an Sketch artist. 🙂
What are you working on next?
Apart from my own clients, I am personally developing my own set of style, planning for a bigger project which includes sketching & few typography. Hoping for an exhibition moving forward.
Any advice for younger artists?
Keep feeding your brain & heart with newer ideas, good works around. Don’t keep tools as a constraint. Just keep working on whatever you feel like & enjoy doing on a piece of paper. And most importantly practice is the key word, rest all will follow.
What are your inspirations?
My inspirations lie mostly in any interesting expressions I come across- be it my best friends, be it some fluffy pup or be another artist I look up to. I tend to learn from anything I come across new & interesting that I can work on.
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A Business Analyst by profession, but more a traveller who is trying to analyse millennia of history, culture and stories across the world more than often.
I like to collect things – coins, stamps, books, autographs, and most of all action figures. Comics and pop culture has been an active influence to shape my life goals. In my free time (which I have very rarely) I like to do pencil sketching.
Secret wish – to visit every (real/inspired) place Tintin visited.