Young artist Neel Khudhar

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.

Follow Neel Khudhar on Instagram @kneeldownn

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (