Introducing Trisha Srivastava a self-taught illustrator and visual explorer

Trisha Srivastava was born and brought up in India, where she found her zen zone and explored different forms of creative expressions. She studied design with a specialization in fashion and from there, worked with designer labels to conceptualize an array of collections. After starting her own conscious apparel & design studio in 2018, Trisha initially pursued digital illustration to finance her dream, but now it has become more than just a side income! Through her now proficient art, she illustrates the everyday life around her, gathering inspiration from simple flitting moments to thought-provoking conversations. In addition to that, she's been creating content for design studios & brands as well as working with NGOs to create awareness on distinct issues. Another side of her artistic personality, her fondness for clay sculpting! Trisha loves reading crime thrillers, listening to soulful music and binging different genres of shows, her current favourite being anime! And yes, she has a personal goal to pet all furry friends she comes across.

When did you start illustrating?

Since childhood art in itself was a huge presence in my life and have been a source of comfort in troubled times. I picked up digital illustration in 2018 after starting up my own apparel and design label as a side hustle but ultimately fell in love with the form and continued working on some great projects. 

Who has been the most supportive in your illustration career, perhaps your teacher, family, friends?

My parents and my best friend have been a driving force in supporting my illustration career and pushing me to evolve and become a better creator all over. They would give their honest feedbacks, sit and listen about the inspirations and introduce me to the artists they found online from where I can explore more.

Did you always think art was something that was going to be a major part of your life?

Absolutely! My main form of expression and communication has been art, at the end of the day it has been my comfortable sanctuary; a universe of my own. 

What is your favourite subject matter to illustrate?

The female form has to be my favourite subject matter, from illustrating portraits and figures to sculpting different forms in clay. The inspiration came from all the strong women around me, my mother, my friends, and those I have never met but admired via the internet. They taught me how beautifully one can encompass kindness and resilience. Other than that I do enjoy illustrating food, dogs and personal items or products that strike an inspiration. 

How would you describe your style?

I don’t think I have a defined style as I consider my work to be always evolving and I do try out different styles which justifies the theme and concept I am working on. But the central idea that I always keep in mind is that every art piece should tell a story. 

What is your favourite collaboration to date? 

All the collaborations that I have worked on have been amazing and an all-around great experience. I have been lucky enough to work with some pretty cool female-led design studios and brands, I don’t think there is anyone particular collab that I can pick to be my favourite. 

What interested you about being represented by Illo Agency? 

Definitely, the fact that Illo has a diverse group of artists from around the world who have some amazing perspectives, it's refreshing to come across such a representation in the industry which offers inclusivity and space to under-represented artists. 

Do you have a favourite author, film director, or designer?

One of my favourites is Hayao Miyazaki who is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, the magic he brings in his movies is unmatched and surreal!   

Are you working on any personal projects you can share with us?

 Yes absolutely! I am working on a personal project currently which is inspired by self-portrait and self-preservation. It is still in its initial phase and hopefully will be launched soon!

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, do you have a favourite?

I am currently listening to The Women of illustration podcast where they feature a lot of amazing artists who give an in-depth view of their work and their journey in the industry. The focus is to learn from each other on how to get noticed in a male-dominated industry!

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