I wanted to create a series of portraits featuring my old paintings, but recreated on models through face-paint (thus literally bringing my paintings to life). And so, I hit up my talented photographer friend, Vi Hunyh, and we began our first collaborated project.Read More
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I missed the sound of my grandmother’s voice, so I called her one day to catch up.
“Tell me a story, moi-la-la,” I ask on the phone. My grandmother was amused to hear me ask this. Nonetheless, she began the tale…Read More
Representation. Media. Diversity. We hear these words being thrown around on social media all the time. Every “woke” account has mentioned it at some point. But what’s the big deal? What exactly does representation mean, and why should we care?Read More
The creative process can be either smooth or chaotic (guess which one always happens for me). Regardless, it is always rewarding. Follow along as I show you the the steps I go through to create an illustration.
“If you could be anything besides an artist, what would you be, and why?”Read More
I think there’s a really big misconception about artists and talent. Often when I draw, people will approach me and say, “Whoa, how’d you do that? That’s so amazing! I can’t even draw a stick figure!”
Here's what I have to say about that:Read More
When I was a young girl, my grandmother would always tell me stories when I visited her in Morocco. The story of Lamya and Manthiha was one of my favorites. Here's how it goes:Read More
This painting incorporates themes that make up the very fabric of my identity. My fears, my truths, and my hopes. Whether their experiences are the same or not, I hope that when people look at this painting, they can find it relatable in some way, and perhaps be moved to a higher level of self-awareness. That is my purpose as an artist.Read More
When I was a kid, I didn’t know much about quality art supplies. The most expensive tools I used in my middle school years were Crayola supplies and sharpie markers. I look at my humble collection of art supplies now and realize that I’ve come a long way.
And so, here’s a breakdown of the tools I currently use.Read More
In light of me just turning 20, I felt that it would be appropriate to share a few insights I've learned since I moved out of my parents' nest at the age of 18. Many of these lessons I've taken to heart my whole life, but some of them I had to learn in college the hard way.
I like to tell visual stories- simple or complex. Personally, I think art can connect with people in ways that nothing else can. Art can change the world. That thought is what keeps me going.Read More