Sometimes Simple Lines Tell The Best Stories
In the wake of our spontaneous draw-off it seems a good time to showcase fresh freehand work by Brighton based artist Nishant Choksi. For over a decade his colourful characters and witty vignettes have livened up numerous news stories and magazines articles, yet recently he felt an urge to re-invent his digital wheels:
“In my studio I have two desks; a computer desk and drawing desk - I decided it was time to shift almost solely to the drawing desk. By exchanging the mouse for the pen I discovered a very instinctive, instantaneous way of working. It’s been interesting to see the effect this move has had upon the ideas themselves- it’s really opened up new creative avenues for me.”
Recently Nishant road-tested his new style with German magazine SZ in a feature on singing, (finding joy in it non-professionally) and the drawings, one of which you can see below, were hailed a real success by the publication. Nishant’s now created a whole new body of work which we’ve just added to his online portfolio:www.centralillustration.com
Perhaps the mark of true creative is someone who embraces change and relishes the shock of the new….
”Its like starting again from the beginning - and there is a thrill in that.” NC