Kanztee Launch Party

September 28, 2013

So a while back I came across this amazingly creative company called Kanztee. It’s a start-up buisiness based here in Dubai selling t-shirts online designed by local artists. They provide an online platform where the chosen artists can display their work, get it made into a design and get paid a percentage depending on how many sales they make. Each t-shirt design is displayed for only 72 hours so there’s a certain sense of artistic exclusivity to it as all the designs are limited edition pieces available for a said amount of time. They don’t just mindlessly churn them out […]

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Ancient Painting Technique Course in Florence

May 21, 2013

It just occurred to me that I hadn’t really had the chance to talk about the amazing experience I had in Italy yet, so I thought I’d just write about that on todays blog post! I had really really wanted to visit Italy and do a painting course for as long as I can remember. I felt a connection to Italy and always thought it was the kind of place I would love!!! I’m crazy about classical Renaissance art and I adore Italian architecture, historical Roman mythology and not to mention pizza, pasta and gelato!!!! Bingo! It has always been […]

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Australian Themed illustrated backdrop

May 19, 2013

In March, I was asked by Dubai-based event company Dot the i’s to illustrate a massive photobooth backdrop for an Australian/Arab couple. The bride and groom had met in Australia so since the place was very nostalgic to them, they wanted an Australian touch to the wedding! Something fun for the guests and since photobooths and poloroids are all the rage right now, they loved the idea of an illustrated photo-backdrop to take wacky pictures against!! This was a great project to do and I loved the idea of one of my illustrations being part of a cool wedding! I […]

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Illustration Speaks Louder | Sara Japanwalla

May 16, 2013

interview with haute arabia

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Recent Editorial Illustrations

May 6, 2013

It’s been a good few months for editorials, live drawing and all around new experiences! For instance, I was approached by Jumeirah Magazine to create a illustrated map for their new travel feature on Dubai Rome and Shanghai! This was quite a challenging project and we went through many options and variations. Initially, they wanted underground metro maps of Shangai and Rome in the background underneath the illustration. My first draft was a map a sort of bird’s eye view like so – and the Dubai illustration – After a bit of debate, we experimented with some other options. They […]

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Nespresso Art Collaboration/experimenting with Live Illustration

May 1, 2013

Hi Everyone!!!! I have been a real busy bee lately experimenting with all sorts and I thought I’d do a little write-up about what I have been upto and keep you updated! In January, I had been invited to participate in an artistic collaboration by Desert Fish Magazine for Nespresso’s launch of their new Maestria machine. 5 Local artists were handpicked to be part of an art-style-fashion movement and we were asked to use create an interpretation of Dubai and Nespresso using any medium we wanted, provided we use Nespresso coffee capsules in some way for our designs. The final […]

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