ARTIST INTERVIEW: Varsha Kodgi
Profession: Freelance Illustrator
Tell us a bit about your work
I like to think I work in different styles! Comic books are a passion, but Illustration is true love. I work in Western comic, manga style as well as digital and vector illustrations!
Illustration has been an outlet ever since I was a child (like most kids, scribbling XD) , and for years I was really bad at it. It wasn’t until an aunt of mine taught me how to draw for a competition that I really took it up, and my parents were always glad i was pouring my energy into reading and drawing!
What are you working on next?
Currently, I’m working on a project for a kids story with designing the characters! I’m also working with my husband on an idea for a comic, though it’s still in the idea stages currently!
Any advice for younger artists?
Drawing is hard, just like any other skill, so don’t give up. Take a break when things get too tough, but don’t give up.
Don’t compare yourself to another artist (though we have the horrible tendency to do just that), we are all unique individuals, so what works for one person may not work for you, but that does not mean you should disregard any advice given, try and see if that advice works for u, if it does, good, if it doesn’t then move on.
And most important of all, if you find yourself a teacher that good, respect the hell out of them coz good art teachers are like freaking rare gems!
What are your inspirations?
That’s a tough one to answer just because every day there is something new. Books, movies, TV Shows, conversations, fashion, other artists…..EVERYTHING!!!!
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