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Sketchbook Sundays With Mira Malhotra

Sketchbook Sundays With Mira Malhotra

Sketchbooks are visual diaries which capture the thoughts, ideas and inspiration that drive creative minds. This is now our 7th Sketchbook Sundays event held with our curated Kulture Shop artists. This month’s special guest was Mira Malhotra.

*Check out our previous Sketchbook Sundays events on the KBlog. During every event we showcase artist works, explore the creative process and offer a short Q&A, followed by a group sketching session or workshop.

A Mumbai-based visual artist and graphic designer. Founder of Studio Kohl, her personal work is essentially Indian, witty and contemporary, characterised by her visceral use of line. Her work has been featured by Kyoorius, RedBull Premieres and Vh1 and has represented India in the Triennale Museum, Milan and SouthBank Centre, London.

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We kicked off the event with a meet and greet session for the attendees, followed by Mira's presentation on some of his personal works. These ranged from her Tainted Love sketchbook illustrations to finished works exploring important questions on how to artwork your idea to suit various product formats and keep the intended art buyer in mind.

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Mira, who is part of the Kadak Collective, via which she has showcased her Unfolding The Saree Zine at ELCAF, went on to talk about the pros and cons of creating an independent zine. She shared valuable tips on layouts, formats, prototyping, choice of topic and more.

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This was a perfect segue to the activity of this Sketchbook Sunday - Make Your Own Zine. To kick things off, Kunal shared some iconic examples to serve as inspiration. It was a really fun activity with multiple interesting ideas ranging from quirky to serious. The participants have been given 10 days to refine their ideas and send them across to us. Check back to see the top submissions.

Check out the full gallery on Facebook to see some of the works created, here.

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We are always pleased to meet new talent and encourage artists to join Kulture Shop. Find out more here.

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