Neel Khudhar is a 17 years old illustrator. Neel was recently honoured 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.
The 17 years old illustrator does art because it permits her to access a virtual reality. She doodles in her mind, on the bus sometimes, transforming buildings and altering sidewalks. She envisages the Hibernate creatures that vary from diminutive beings to cyclops and Titans, walking and trumping on the roads next to her. For Neel, it is great to have her own makeshift world, when she feels like playing hooky from the humdrum civilian life. I wish we had more teenagers like Neel to do art, for this would make our world a better place to live in.
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