''Qatari, Talented and supports talents, Troll, English major, Mass Communication minor, Video gamer.''
I am excited to show you some of my favourite Artists work today! I have known Manal for a number of years and seen her flourish and develop her work. It has been so fascinating and her work just keeps getting better and better! She is only 22 years old and such an inspiration! She always supports other artists. I really appreciate that and I am sure everyone else does too! Here is a little more about her.
1.What’s the best thing about being an artist?/What’s the worst thing about being an artist?and why?
The best thing about being an artist is that you can express yourself through art, and you can show everyone your imagination.
While the worst thing is that you might have the will to draw, but you keep staring at the paper for hours without drawing anything, which is called art block.
2.I noticed you are interested in anime, what started this interest?
Collecting anime photos from the Internet. Seeing how beautiful they were in many ways, like their big eyes, hair and even their school sailor uniforms. It is the beauty of their style in general.
3.How long have you been interested this type of art for?
For ten years.
4.What inspired you to start creating these cute cartoons and would you say you have a particular style?
I am the kind that loves to try different kinds of styles, but as for my original character, I need to stick to one style.
5.Have you always been creative?
Not really, but I try to be.
6.Do any artists influence you and why? Where do you get your influence from?
The artist that really influenced me to become more serious about art is @Wse7en . Thanks to him, I have realized that art is more valuable than just a hobby.
7.Do you normally sketch your designs first or work digitally first?
I do both, depending on the poses when drawing people. If I draw a new pose, I would rather sketch it before working digitally.
8.What has been your favourite project/art piece and why?
My very first short Manga (Japanese based comic), which was called "Never Underestimate The weak". When I took Short Story course at the university, I was given options to whether I write a story or make a graphic story. I thought I was not ready to make a comic, but it was my chance and I made it! Although my drawing at that time was not really good, but every time I look at it, I feel proud and I keep comparing it to my now works realizing how much I got improved!
9.What are you studying now and what are you hoping to achieve in the future?
English Literature and Linguistics (Major) / Mass Communication (Minor).. I am hoping to make comics and animations, giving workshops and participate in art related events.
10.Would you like to see more artistic subjects being taught in Qatar and which ones?
Yes, I would like to see subjects that support the cartooning field, like animation and character designs.
11. How long does it normally take you to make these drawings?
About 2-3 hours.
12. What medium do you enjoy using the most?
13.What is the best piece of advice you can tell someone who wants to start Art?
Try everything! Do not have the fear to fail. With more practice and patience, you will find yourself improving.
14. What are your dreams for the future?
To become a professional artist and raise ambitious children.
I have a passion for supporting young artists especially from the Middle East because lets face it, not much positive attention goes to this side of the world, so It's great to show it all off and show what talent certain individuals have!
To see more of Manal Al-Emadis work ... Check out her links.
Allah ywfgch Manal! <3
See you soon,
Frozen Vanity xox