Flamboyance in subtlety – Vandita

Why did you pick this picture?

I picked this drawing because it made me realize my potential. It is one of my most detailed and colorful drawings. It was definitely challenging but a great experience!

Where did the idea come from?

This was actually a collaboration with a Swedish artist for Reptile awareness day. As soon as I saw the reference picture, I was really tempted to draw it! It truly shows the beauty of reptiles!

What does this art mean to you?

I’m very proud of it! I worked really hard on this one. It made me want to improve more and better my skills!

What can you tell us about yourself?

I’m a 19 year old artist from India. Many people ask if I ever took any classes. No I didn’t. I’m completely self taught. I like to learn by myself. I’m a university student pursuing Btech in biotechnology. I love physics, maths and computer programming. I speak English and hindi fluently. I am currently learning German and earlier learnt bit of Esperanto, Russian and Japanese. And I also know the morse code.

What more can you tell us about your art?

I used to draw and paint well since childhood. I started with watercolour medium, but I was drawn towards color pencils because of the level of detailing you can achieve with them. Realistic art always amazed me. I have an obsession of fitting maximum details in minimum area 😂. I started using color pencils in June 2017 and I instantly loved them! I am strictly a nature, wildlife and pet portrait artist. I sell custom pet portraits. I’m looking forward to try Pastel medium. I usually draw on A4 or A5 size paper. Being an engineering student, I don’t have enough time to work on larger pieces. Also I get easily bored working on a drawing for a long time. So, I refrain to small sized drawings. But in the future, I’d love to try some large pieces and devote more time to art.

To see more of Vandita’s artwork please follow the link below to see their instagram page


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