“When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born,” said Zig Ziglar a prominent American author, salesman and motivational speaker. Today, we are featuring Hitesh Sen, who is one such youngster. He is an engineering student at Techno India NJR Institute of Technology in Udaipur and an artist. He spoke to us exclusively about his passion and love for art.
Let’s hear from him, how he is doing in the field of arts.
1.Tell us something about yourself.
My name is Hitesh Sen, a self-taught artist and an engineering student of Mechanical Engineering 4th year at Techno India NJR Institute of Technology in Udaipur, Rajasthan. I am extremely delighted to share that in college we are making an electric vehicle as a final year project. So far, I have designed the 3D model of cars on Solid works and 3Ds Max. For a living, I take orders for paid sketches and portrait for weddings. Generally, I take orders online through Instagram or overcall.
Besides, I also delivered many commissioned artwork out of Rajasthan. Recently, I delivered posters to Kolkata for a student. Now, I’m working for another client from Delhi. I also help Kids and students in school projects in making posters, diagrams, and craft.
2. How did your interest grow in this field of art?
Well! I started drawing at the age of five. Every new academic year on the month of April, I would pick new textbooks and flip fresh pages to find new pictures and diagrams in the textbooks. Then, I used to draw those pictures on my drawing sheet. I firmly believe that cartoons have a deep relation with my inclination in the arts. I am brought up watching Tom and Jerry, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Donald Duck, Round Runner and so on. My brother and I am a big fan of Marvel Comics. In fact, it is fun drawing characters of the same.
Moreover, I spend my leisure time scribbling, doodling and sketching. In school days, I used to fill the last pages of my notebook with sketches.
3. Who is your inspiration?
In class during my school days, I used to draw in the last pages of notebooks. One day my class teacher saw my drawings while checking my notebook. I was expecting to scold but to my utter surprise, the teacher admired me. After that event, she called me to draw something on the blackboard. No sooner did I finished the sketch than the entire class started clapping. It is ineffable to express that day. That was a turning point in my life as I started taking art seriously and more professionally. I also wish to acknowledge my friends who always motivated and competed with me in the arts.
4. Which is your favorite art style?
My favorite art style is ‘Figurative Art’ . It is a form of artwork that concerns with painting and sculptures that are derived from real object sources and is representational. ‘ Impressionism’ has greatly fascinated me. It is 18th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities.
I don’t know how this talent came to me. My mom says that it is an innate quality which is gifted to me by God. Actually, whatever I see, sticks to my brain. I mean, I remember its shape, color, and every detail other detail. Then, I try to draw it in my own way. I think my inner desire for arts keeps me motivated and make me enjoy my work.
5. What is your plan for the future?
In the future, I want to help artists of new generation from art, dance, music, singing and other realms of fine arts by providing the platform where they can show their talent to the world. Even, I have started promoting artists from different states of India through Instagram under page @india_artists_clubs . We are a team of 12 members behind this initiative.
6.Any advice for budding artists?
I request every lover of arts to never leave their passion. You are very special person in this universe who got such talent, so focus on the call of your conscience and your inner talent. Everyone has one or other talent which makes them unique and special. So, respect your talent, keep practicing and learning new things.
At last, I want to say that, nobody learned art in one day, it is devolved through continuous practice. So, keep going.