Even though I started drawing from a very young age, I never really acknowledged my own fascination with arts until I came in the medical field. I hated the rigid, factual field even though I do like science. It was hard to ensure my parents that I could flourish in arts, because despite having adequate talent, Pakistani society does not consider arts an honorable subject. After struggling through a lot of stuff, I did end up in an arts college.
I’m an avid reader. Always have been. I read almost every genre, and every form of writing there is. I usually get inspired from the stories I read. My major is Printmaking, and I’m a self-taught digital artist.
I’m a freelance graphics designer, a writer and a cartoonist. Recently I’ve been working with the Youth organisation, Revolution Flame. I’m also working with the literary group, Daastan.
My upcoming projects include my own graphic novel, or a manga. It hasn’t been official yet. Apart from that, I plan to drink a lot of coffee, think up new stories to write, and aim to reach out to people who have been stuck somewhere else instead of where they belong, like I was.
To the youth of today: Don’t give up. The world will be against you, try to hinder you from your goals. But there will always be good people out there who’ll support you. Look for them. And for those who are in the arts field: practice. Practice a lot. It will get you to amazing places.
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Game About Pakistani Politics by Nashra
The game is Paltering Politicians. Role play as one of Pakistan’s paltering politicians and face several moral dilemmas along the way. Are you going to take the typical route and be one of the many political puppets or are you going to defend yourself and be the hero that the country needs?
Along the way, you can choose to rig the elections, but beware, the lie detector may catch you and give you a nasty shock.
The game ends when one player proves himself to be either the saviour of Pakistan or the reason for its demise.
“Paltering Politicians is a game based on outrageous incidents in Pakistani politics.Our politicians do so many unbelievable things that make the news, however, every time something new happens, the old stories are forgotten. I created this game to eternalize all these incidents, so people can constantly be reminded of their actions.” said Nashra, while talking to Times of Youth.
Paltering Politicians is designed by Nashra Balagamwala
Nashra – A Pakistani experiential designer who is currently based in New York. She studied game design at Rhode Island School of Design. Nashra has also worked with companies such as Hasbro the company that developed games such as Monopoly and Jenga. Describing herself as a lighthearted person her goal in life is to always try to make everything humorous.
She left her homeland and moved to the US 5 years ago. Her goal is to have a chance to pursue her dream of being a designer, and through her work she wants to empower other women to stand up for their own rights.
Nashra’s work transforms controversial and sensitive topics into humorous games, designs and illustrations. Her love for colour and attention to detail is also prominent in most of her illustrations.
You can find more of Nashra’s work here: https://www.nashra.co
Vlado Vesselinov | Artwork
I’m just an artist who loves bright horizons and color spots. For his work draws inspiration from one of my very clean and highly energy period full of hope and color, and these are the fifties and sixties of the last century. I try to crashing this colorful touch in today’s gray and material life.
I currently finished the transformation of a bar in Sofia, Bulgaria – and now his breath before the next project. I could barely detect the silhouette of the next project in the distance, but to let him surprise. my message to today’s youth: “you must be the wind blowing the answer – not those who are waiting for answers blowing in the wind”
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Simone Conti | Artwork
I am a 22 year old guy and I’ve always lived in Padua, an Italian city near Venice. I never undertook art studies, I’ve studied in Scientific high school and after I had to choose who I wanted to be, so I tried the test of entry to the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, after being admitted, I decided to take the road of design, without leaving my passion for drawing that I had since I was a child. In June 2014, however, I could not wait any longer and decided to paint and since then I have not stopped. In my work, I try to improve the quality of life around me, making the other person happier with my paintings. In fact, before I finish the paintings I ask the subject to finish the work with one final brush stroke made by her/him. In my work I use mainly primary colors, for everyone, because we are all equal, then I wonder what color is the soul of who I paint, and there the people are extremely precise (for example, they not just say green, but say green forest, green leaf etc.), so in the final brush stroke they use them, because if the portrait is beautiful, its thankfully due to the subject, to the person him/herself. In fact, if the people wouldn’t exist all this beauty wouldn’t be around us.