About my art: I do it because it permits me to access a virtual reality. I doodle in my mind on the bus sometimes, transforming buildings and altering sidewalks. I envisage the hibernate creatures that vary from diminutive beings to cyclops and Titans, walking and trumping on the roads next to me. It’s great to have my own makeshift world when I feel like playing hooky from the humdrum civilian life. My inspiration are the faces I come across and the buildings and the trees. I see my reflection in them, and I have to put them on paper.
Neel Khudhar is a 17-year-old illustrator. Neel was recently honored to win Red Bull’s doodle competition. There was a 6-hour workshop where she learned various techniques and how to build ideas. This workshop helped her to learn how to process her ideas and fully translate them on paper. Neel also took part in a Ramadan exhibition run by FnDesigns in Alserkal Avenue, where all sales made would be considered donations. It was a very interesting experience where she met amazingly interesting artists and learned more about their works and the procedure they went through to create. She is learning along the way what it’s like to create.