Hey, I’m Brindha, an illustrator from Malaysia. I would describe my illustration style as being fun, colourful, quirky, a little bit of reality mix with fantasy. I try to include a lot of pattern and colours because I’m always drawn to images that are very vibrant and detailed.
It’s a busy city with many conveniences, good food, friendly people and bad drivers. 🙂
It’s a busy city with many conveniences, good food, friendly people and bad drivers.
Best thing would definitely be the food! Just can’t get enough of the endless, delicious variety of food that Malaysia has to offer. In Malaysia, everything revolves around great food and great company!
Worst thing would probably be that sometimes it can get really hot and humid to the point where you don’t feel like doing anything.
Exciting. Challenging. Potential.
I only started after college. I did science subjects in college and it was not for me at all. I felt that I had to do something that I am really passionate about and will enjoy having as a career. So, I took some time off to do research because, at that time, I did not really know what Graphic Design was all about. Finally, I had chosen to do my degree in graphic communication design and furthered my studies in London. And I had noticed that all the projects I had done always revolved around illustration and it was then that I knew I wanted to be an illustrator.
I did science subjects in college and it was not for me at all. I felt that I had to do something that I am really passionate about and will enjoy having as a career.
I only started drawing because of my mother. My mom is quite artistic herself and she used to draw with me. I was fascinated by her drawings and I especially loved the way she played with typography. Intrigued by what I can create just through art, I was hooked and there was no turning back. She and my family have always been supportive of my career choice, they made it really easy for me!
Another person that played a huge role in my artistic journey is my art teacher, Mrs. Chee. I enrolled in art classes when I was 8 years old and for 5 years Mrs. Chee nurtured my passion and I learned so much from her. She allowed my creativity to blossom as each week she encouraged us to incorporate what we learned into our own artwork. Always the encouraging teacher, there was never a dull moment in her classes.
My mom is quite artistic herself and she used to draw with me. I was fascinated by her drawings and I especially loved the way she played with typography.
I have been telling myself to learn 2D animation but never had the time to do it. But I need to make time! It would open up more possibilities for my work and my creative expression.
It’s really hard to choose as I have so many creatives I would love to collaborate with but if I had to choose at this moment, it would be Kyle Platts. I love his fun, quirky illustrations.
AMAZING! My mom would be the woman closest to me and she never fails to amaze me. Bringing up two children on her own, she is truly a wonder woman. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for her. Other women in my life such as my friends are also people I admire. They are such strong, independent, beautiful women, inside and out. I am really lucky to have them in my life.
It would have to be my mom and my art teacher, Mrs. Chee. To me, they are female creatives I looked up to and the people who had really influenced me in pursuing art and design.
I never saw being female as challenging in the industry I chose. But I can say it is challenging for me, as an illustrator, with a specific style that doesn’t really resonate with many people.
Don’t’ be afraid to be as expressive and out there as you want to be. Never limit yourself.
Yes, I would say,
Photos courtesy of Brindha Kumar.
April 17, 2019