Spring is here, and so in monday, this week I’d like to introduce everyone to a very inspiring artist and friend of mine, meet Sara Khudairy. We first met attending the Ontario College of Art and Design 9 years ago, asides from her witty/dark sense of humour, Sara is also quite the talented illustrator and designer. After graduating OCAD she started working in Toronto for a while, then packed her bags and headed to shopping sandstorm central, Dubai. Well now, simply enjoy a peek into the witty mind of Sara Khudairy.

I: What’s the earliest memory of a creative activity you did?

S: I must have been about eight years old. My parents had a framed embroidered picture of a donkey carrying goods across a lake, with a traditionally dressed woman walking by, it in all sorts of bright and dull colours. I remember copying it onto the paper in front of me with crayons and markers and to be honest, I think I did a good job because I had gifted it to my number one supporter at the time: my grandfather, and bless him, he had saved it – along with all the other sketches – in their very own folder among his work until he passed away.

I: If you weren’t doing what you do right now, what would you be doing?

S: The five year old me would have liked to be a mermaid. But seeing as that dream crashed and burned quite quickly, I think I would have gone into film. Not sure which aspect of it, but I think that would have been the next option.

I: Inspiration, who? what? where?

S: It’s really a bit hard to pin down one source of inspiration for me and the list I would like to give you would be too long to put down in a few lines. However what I can say is that (one of many ways) I tend to find whatever it is I’m looking for from the different conversations I have with the different types of people I meet along the way. I often find that the moment strikes when [good] conversation happens, it would trigger something that kicks my imagination into full gear and suddenly I find myself trying to be that much more creative with my style, my work and even my attitude. Sometimes I do end up face-planting but most times I’m happy with the end result.

I: Share any of piece your work, recent or old and talk about it.

S: I have a lot of love and respect for comics in general but one I keep coming back to is batman; and because he’s got such a distinct physical appearance, I really enjoy changing everything else save a few of his main characteristics. This particular illustration was mainly about exploring the relationship between Batman (who later became a woman) and Robin.

I: Name 5 websites that you check often.

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