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"Five questions with the artist Sameera Parveen" by Jessica Wang

Sameera Parveen is a 13y/o, middle school girl. She is a self taught artist and her aim is to use minimal art supplies yet create the best out of it. She has her art published in a number of publications. She is the Art director of Rainy Daze Magazine, Star Gazette Magazine, Come What May Zine, Revolution Publication and the Co founder, Outreach and Marketing manager of Inertia teens.

Examples of her work:

1. What inspires you to create art?

I get inspired by looking at other artists’ breathtaking art. I also get my inspiration from the BIPOC community as I am extremely fond of painting human diversities and want to empower people of colour through my art.

2. How long have you been creating art?

It's been a year since I began making art. I started drawing during the pandemic and immediately fell in love with it. I kept practicing and gradually got better at it. I am amazed to look back at my journey, and see how far I have come.

3. Do you have any advice for aspiring artists?

My advice to beginner artists would be to practice according to your convenience. I have seen many people suggest to draw daily. As good as it sounds, I personally feel it won’t have a significant impact on your art. So instead of everyday, practice whenever you feel like it, and do it wholeheartedly.

4. What favorite mediums do you like working with?

My top favourite medium would be colour pencils. I just like it because I feel I have more control over what I am doing unlike painting. My second favourite would be charcoal and graphite pencils. And lastly, I would say I do also enjoy gouache painting sometimes.

5. What do you hope to do with art in the future?

I might do commissions or maybe try to sell my art, if only I find the time and resources to do it. Whatever I do with my art, I want to enjoy it and not take it as a burden.


YouTube channel:

Instagram: sameera_art_4

Thank you so much Sameera!

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