If Overthinking Has Ever Stopped You From Admiring Life, This Art Is For You

It is a wonderful thing to be self-aware, to have an understanding of who we are and what we believe in. But sometimes, as we lose ourselves in an analysis of our every word and action, it becomes hard to tell where our thoughts of self-awareness devolve into self-criticism. And self-criticism is one hell of a slippery slope. Artist María Sanoja found herself so absorbed in her self-critical thoughts one day that it led her to realise just how much she misses out on all the beauty around her. And that led her to create the project 100daysofoverthinking, whereby she…Continue Reading

25 Important Sketches That Reveal The Real, Untold Truths Of Mental Health

When it comes to mental health, we all like to believe we are a truly compassionate bunch, ready to accept, understand and embrace the strange workings of our mind. Indeed, millennials of today hold the special honour of being the first Indian generation to openly discuss mental health issues at all. But what if I told you that despite this fact, while one in five Indians might suffer from a mental health issue, only 10% of us ever seek help for it? And while social stigma has a huge role to play in these dismal figures, what keeps people from…Continue Reading

This FilterCopy Artist Creates The Cutest, Quirkiest Art On The Block!

For a long time, artists strived to create art that could resemble the things they could see in real life, in as much detail as possible. That, was considered true art. But then, what of our dreams? What of the unique, fantastical things we see and experience in a world that does not follow the norms of the real world? And if translating it into canvas isn’t the most exciting idea there is, I don’t know what is. FilterCopy’s in-house design talent, Shreya Sethi, is an artist who swears by this idea. Her art looks at real life and with…Continue Reading

The Delicate, Joyous Moments Of Every Love Story In 21 Cute Illustrations

Have you ever been so in love that it made you feel like this was the stuff that movies were made of? That if you could just keep this moment, this feeling forever, it could last you a whole lifetime? No matter how things turn out tomorrow, you wish you could keep these moments with you forever. So do I. And psst, thanks to manga artist misuyaraguo, I’ve found a way for us to always keep the most glorious moments of love in the form of these stunning pieces of art. I”m sure you’ll find little sparks of your own…Continue Reading

This Artist Illustrates The Goddess In Every Woman, And It Is SO Empowering

It somehow falls in the fate of every woman to grow up being instructed by the world around her. Instructed, in little sinister ways, to be quieter, smaller, weaker than she is. But the modern woman is in no mood to listen. Artist Sam Madhu and her stunning pieces of work are the embodiment of that sentiment. In her art, the real, raw goddess, untouched by the conventions of society, is revealed. In her art, the modern woman is everything she wants to be – bold, potent and powerful. In her words, “I’d describe my art as the experiences of…Continue Reading

16 Empowering & Colourful Body Images Every Woman NEEDS To See

We live in a world full of ideas of ‘beautiful’. Where we’re expected to be unwrinkled, unstained…perfect. Where stretch-marks, a natural result of growing older and into your own skin are frowned upon. Where we’re expected to be ashamed of our period, something so natural it occurs once a month. And most women have unconsciously made this shame their own. Which is why my heart did a little dance when I came across Spanish artists’ Cinta Tort Cartró’s Instagram account. The Insta-artist is just like any other 20-something apart from the fact that she’s created art out of what most…Continue Reading

Raw, Inspiring, Badass: This Indian Woman’s Art Captures Everything You Feel

So recently, I’ve been lucky enough to come across a LOT of amazing artists – courtesy the Uncover project. And most recently, I was introduced to the stunning art of Anjali Mehta. Now, what made Anjali’s work stand out for me was the fact that it’s basically, well, everything I’ve ever felt. Her illustrations are brave, bright, and honest. I suppose that’s because she takes so much inspiration from the world around her…and from the words around her. “Lately, I’ve been inspired by life and human emotions in general. How we as human beings interact with life at different stages,…Continue Reading

20 Illustrated Quotes That Show You The Beauty and Power Of Being Broken

I stumbled upon an Instagram account this weekend and let me tell you, it was within the first 30 seconds that I followed the artist. If there is one thing you should know about me it’s this: I don’t follow a whole lot of people on social media. What was it about ‘Broken Isn’t Bad’ that made me almost instantenously click that ‘Follow’ button? Firstly, the illustrations simply capture your eye. They are bold, provocative and have a grand ‘fuck-you’ vibe to them. Secondly, each illustration is then followed by a single quote that makes you pause and reflect. And…Continue Reading

19 Beautiful Tattoos That Will Melt The Heart Of Every Book Lover

My idea of a happening weekend is snuggling in and reading AS MANY books as possible. Before you get on my case about parties and “experiencing life”, here me out: books take you to a million different worlds. A million different parties – all with words that’ll leave you enthralled. So yes, I’m a booklover. And yes, I love books enough to get inked for them – a reminder of the magic I hold on to, even on the drabbest of days. This honest truth. vintage books I did on the beautiful @savannah.allison #books #bookworm #booktattoo #jkrowling #georgerrmartin #johngreen #tattoo…Continue Reading

25 Cute Illustrations Of Badass Women Being Themselves, As They Are

Cecile Dormeau will have my eternal respect for the absolute raw, brutal and unabashed illustrations that she makes on womanhood. From addressing problems like the shame associated with period stains, to portraying real women to be in-charge of their own sexual well-being, her drawings will make you laugh and applaud. If you’re a woman who’s sick and tired of being told what to do and how to behave, Cecile’s art will come as a stress-buster. These 25 illustrations talk about everything a woman does or is not afraid to show the world, despite its congenial rules and doctrines. 1. When…Continue Reading