A Quirky Artist Celebrating our Fictional Femmes: Meet Sandhya Prabhat

36 Days of Type is an art movement pioneered by Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, of Barcelona, who decided to design something new every day and promote on social media for 36 days. Their friend, Victor Bregante, inspired them to spread the fire and open the personal challenge up to the much larger community of designers, illustrators, type lovers and creatives from around the globe. This fifth iteration of #36daysoftype was held between 3rd April and 8th May. During the period, we discovered and fell in love with the work of Indian graphic artist, Sandhya Prabhat. Sandhya’s inspired #36daysoftype is celebrating the amazing women in the world of Literature. 

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Q for Queen of Hearts

Sandhya’s Journey in Art

Sandhya is professionally a digital artist who enjoys traditional art media in her private time. 

Unlike her peers, Sandhya found ample familial support to pursue her passion. She found great advice and mentorship in the world of art, researched, took risks, and through some trial and error chalked out a nook for her in the competitive space of graphic art. 

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2 for Celie and Nettie of the Color Purple

Sandhya believes that the time is right for artists in India. 

India has a thriving community of young artists that is growing everyday. I’ve met more female professionals in the art field, than any other field, and am grateful for my inspiring peers and masters.”

She emphasizes that technology has democratized the field, providing easy access to great artists through their social media pages. 

 I actively discuss and share thoughts on e-platforms with several artists. I also have had the privilege of meeting many of them in person, although most of my collaborators do not require my physical presence.”

Sandhya isn’t one tempted by career milestones or unbound ambition. Her ideal life is one in which her art and she can co-exist is peaceful harmony. She dreams of a future of, 

…lazy retirement, preferably with unending fuel, food, finances and free time; people I like could be in proximity, but all with their own rooms to inhabit, so I don’t have to share my space; a herb garden for fresh pasta topping, and a couple of llamas for amusing company”

She’s kidding, she adds – but I could get used to that picture for my own life.

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S is for Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

#36daysoftype: Women in Literature

Sandhya created A-Z and 0-9 Female Characters in Literature for the 2018 ‘36 Days of Type‘ Challenge from all her favorite novels, plays, poems, and mythology. 
C is for Cordelia, King Lear
You can find the full series here.
Sandhya is excited by the response her creations for the global project have garnered. 
..[the project] has helped me start discussions with Instagram followers from all over the world about literature, women and art.”
Her only inspiration was to practice some speed drawing and enjoy the participation. But she is glad that the experience has turned out to be much more meaningful than just that. 
We cannot take our eyes off her ‘A for Alice’ (title picture), her ‘O for Offred’ or her ‘Q for Queen of Hearts’. She has us drooling over Matilda, Wicked Witch, and Elizabeth Bennet. Her creations stoke our nostalgia and the flurry of emotions we have felt through our lives for these incredible fictional women. Kudos, Sandhya!
Another of Sandhya’s Quirky Creations
If you want to get in touch with this quirky artist and discuss inspiration and collaborations, reach out to her at www.sandhyaprabhat.com and http://instagram.com/sandhyaprabhat 
Here’s wishing you a beautiful life of art and laziness, Sandhya!

 

About Anumita Ghosh

Anumita believes her calling has to do with the written words. She loves to write and read, and has recently given up a(n) (almost) rocking career in the Corporate to pursue her passion. Yes, she is slightly off her rocker, but then the society has been largely accepting of her madness. She is the co-founder of Blank Slate Chronicles and a struggling domestic apprentice, not to mention a loving (yet inadequately skilled) mother to a toddler.

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Anumita Ghosh

Anumita believes her calling has to do with the written words. She loves to write and read, and has recently given up a(n) (almost) rocking career in the Corporate to pursue her passion. Yes, she is slightly off her rocker, but then the society has been largely accepting of her madness. She is the co-founder of Blank Slate Chronicles and a struggling domestic apprentice, not to mention a loving (yet inadequately skilled) mother to a toddler.

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