An engineering student who believes that lines and structures can be drawn both in the technical and as well as the artistic world and who adds a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘Drawing the line.’– Meet the artist from Arunachal Pradesh, Debia Sarojini.
- Could you give a brief introduction about yourself?
My name is Debia Sarojini and I am twenty-one years old. I am pursuing my Bachelor degree in Engineering in Bangalore, Karnataka. 21, living in Bangalore. I’m from Arunachal Pradesh.
- What got you started?
From the time that I was a child, I sketched and painted all the time. I probably started it as a hobby and as the years went by, I continued doing it not realising that my hobby had transformed into this passion.
“It’s important to be passionate about what you do. It keeps you going..”
- What initially sparked your interest in this field?
My mother has been my pillar of support and strength. Like I mentioned earlier, I started sketching at an early age and my mother encouraged me throughout. Her words were not only compliments but they were a mother’s words of motivation and that really helped me. I began drawing and sketching everything. Some times I would replicate an exact image from a book and other times from animes and manga to all things around. I started conjuring up ideas in my head from the most random things around and I realised I was able to give it a form through my work.
My friends have always been encouraging. They are my honest critics; and of course there are some artists that I look up to. Its an accumulation of all this that sparked my interest.
- How do you manage your academics and your art?
I draw in my leisure time which is usually on Sundays or other holidays. On weekdays, I concentrate in my classes. It’s as simple as that.
- Where do you take inspiration from?
I get inspired from other artists, their works, and other successful people around.
- What do you hope that people take from your art?
I hope to inspire other people. Because I have been inspired watching other people believe in their passion and succeed and that is exactly what I would want as well.
“I want them to get pleasant and profound emotions when they come across my work. I want my work to overwhelm people.”
- Can you single out an item from your work which you are particularly proud of?
So far an oil painting on canvas I did last September is something that I am proud of. It took a lot of hard work and I am glad and content with what I have created.
You can follow Debia and check out her work on Instagram