Selfie me!

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I don’t feel confident taking photos of myself.

I struggled a lot until I accepted the fact that it’s not a bad thing to take a selfie. I spent time taking pictures using different angles until I found the angle that works best for me. I yet to master taking a selfie of myself, hehehe.

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Those pictures are from my last trip to Turkey. Lately, I’ve been taking my makeup bag with me whenever I travel. The only thing I don’t worry about is the foundation for I don’t need to apply it daily. I merely use moisturizer and sun cream.


Where was I?

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It’s been a while!

I do apologize for not posting the past few weeks for I was having such a busy schedule. I had a lot going on at that time and I couldn’t concentrate enough to write a blog post.

Last month I went to Turkey for few days then came back to Kuwait. I stayed for few days then traveled to KSA!! My trip to Turkey wasn’t planned to be honest which is why my whole schedule got messed up. However, I’m glad I went for I bought new books on ‘Islamic Illumination’ which is also referred to as ‘Tezhip’.

Last year, I took a course on illumination which was the first course I ever took and I absolutely fell in love with that kind of art. Originally, I started my business using patterns which made it easier for me to create my own patterns. It was the technique that I needed to learn the most. Since I haven’t practiced that much I now need to practice both drawing patterns and painting them. I won’t rush myself because it’s not my main specialization.



Those are some of the latest patterns I created. I have a lot more designed but I have to search for them, hehehe. I had to clean up my desktop a little to leave space so I moved my designs to another hard disk. So wait for my next post where I’ll share my designs with you <3.

The Indian Heritage

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Last week, I went to the ‘Indian Heritage’ store. It’s an Indian textile store full of preppy textiles and fabric. I love going there and walking around the store staring at the wonderful fabrics.

As you can see in the photos they showcase their fabrics in different ways including cushions and sofas.


The store has two stories. The first one has fabrics and designed clothes while the second has some furniture and fabrics for curtains and furniture.

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This week I worked less on fashion illustrations and I’m absolutely not happy about this at all T__T.

It’s true I’m getting better at managing my time but sometimes things don’t go my way. So, I decided to practice more fashion sketches and illustrations and get better at drawing body poses at least. I improved a little in drawing side body poses but the face … Let’s not get into that right now :D.

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A day ago I bought a kindle book from Amazon called ‘Advanced Fashion Drawing’ which I’m reading currently. I downloaded a sample first and liked the preview which made me purchase it immediately. After that I started searching for more fashion illustrating books and my wish list piled up >_<.

When I have the chance to read the whole book I’ll definitely leave my review and tell you exactly what I thought about it.

Day at Office

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My usual day at office goes like this …

artistamorning2.pngBring in my laptop and notebooks, sit on my chair, and brainstorm while having my cup of coffee from caribou. Lately, I get lazy carrying all of my stuff every time I go to the office so I only carry my journal and a pen or pencil.


A lot went in the past few months and I didn’t visit my office as much as I used to. So, during that time until now I’ve been working at home to get as much of my work done as I could instead of waiting when I am able to head to the office.

It’s unfortunate since the office gives a perfect mood to work instead of working from home. But let’s hope that my circumstances get better for me to work as I used to.


My usual work includes organizing my ideas, analyzing my business until this point, and create new designs and solutions. As much as I enjoy doing all of this alone, but it’s tiring. That’s why I tend to lessen the work and limit my working hours to be able to concentrate again.

The best thing is that I love designing and I believe that all the effort I’m putting since the beginning will pay off one day.

My Visit to Lush

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I went to ‘Lush’ last week to try out their hair products. It’s not my first time visiting them but it’s been a while.


I have high fascination over organic products. So I did a little research before visiting ‘Lush’. I went over to their website and looked at the list of products they offer. It was totally amazing!


If I hadn’t do that research part I wouldn’t have bought anything. When I have wide selections to choose from without having any idea what to choose, I always end up not buying anything.

So far I truly like their products and I like their smell too!

Fashion Illustrations

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Since the beginning of this year I tried illustrating something different than I used to. I tried illustrating fashion illustrations. I absolutely love fashion and thought it’d be a good idea for me to try out a new direction. After trial and error and illustrating for months I can finally see improvement in my sketching and illustrating style. At first, I depended on my pencil for my primary sketches and drawings then inked them with a thin tipped black marker. However, yesterday I was able to pull off a whole illustration using a black marker directly. And below is the result:

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This is the latest fashion illustration I did featuring this beautiful dress by Ralph and Russo Couture F/W 2014.

I’m delighted with the improvement in my drawing and coloring styles and would love to do more illustrations in the upcoming days. You can check out my old illustrations in my instagram account posted below. Also, if you have any question/request feel free to email me at any time: anwaar.sa87(at)

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GITEX 2015

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Last week, I participated at the GITEX 2015 exhibition was held at Dubai which was my very first time!

I heard about this exhibition from my father before but never had the chance to visit it until recently. It was such a great opportunity to be present and look at the different companies who participated there as well. Although the halls were spacious but they were crowded with both visitors and exhibitors. Gitexgitex

I participated in an exhibition in Kuwait before but this was a new experience to me. When you attend an exhibition outside your country it creates a different experience. You get to meet foreigners and helps you seek job/collaboration opportunities.


I went to GITEX with my family to represent my small business ‘Artista’. I serve as both the CEO and designer of the company. Having to manage and design is such a difficult task! But the good thing about all of this is that I get to work on something I truly love. That makes every effort and time spent worth it to me.

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