Sheena is a Bangalore based self-taught illustrator who is constantly inspired by life’s absurdities. She loves experimenting with new means to create things and has recently started art directing at a children’s book publisher.
Why are you an Illustrator?
Because I love drawing and expressing thoughts and ideas, even if they’re sometimes subconscious and vague.
Did you attend school for fine art or design?
I sort of fell into illustration, having no background in it. So, no. I’ve been constantly learning in my four years as a freelance illustrator.
You have a distinct style of illustration. How long did it take you to develop your style?
My style actually keeps changing and evolving. I get bored of drawing things the same way so I try to mix it up. I’m also led by the medium that I’m using to draw with. For example, if I’m using a thick brush and ink, the illustration will have a bolder, defined feel with strong lines. Or if it’s an ink pen, I draw thinner lines with more details. I like to go where the tools take me.