Yasmin Sheikh's wonderful world

Yasmin Sheikh's Camaloon Gallery

Today we are glad to introduce Yasmin Sheikh. She's from Amsterdam and from not long back she's a Camaloon artist. Her drawings are like cartoons, like coming from a creative, colorful and joyful world . Let's ask her some questions to know her better:

Tell us what you like in two lines (color, song, film, food…)

I like almost anything Nerdy; video games, comics, cartoons, dungeons and dragons... And good home cooked food.

Tell us something about the beginning of your career.

I've always loved drawing, it has been and still is my favorite pastime. After high school all my friends were getting serious about their career and I had to choose; would I live a nice life with a steady job? Or would I choose art and live a kind of uncertain life with a lot of obstacles. I did choose art. And started to illustrate, first on paper and after that even on t-shirts and plates.I brought my characters to life by making them into plushies and selling them. I also worked for a big gaming company but found that I rather Illustrate than do full time concept art. So now I freelance as an illustrator, and it's a lot of fun!

Where does your passion for art come from?

I just have this drive to make awkward drawings. It must be something I ate when I was a kid.

When you go back to your birth town, where is it you really go?

When I go back to Amsterdam I love going to my parents house and eating my dad's amazing home cooked food.

Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere, from a day in the museum to a weird bus ride, even a internet meme can inspire.

Who’s your favorite artist? Famous or not.

I have too many! But I do really love Junko Mizuno & John K & Robin Keijzer

How do you create? Where?

I always bring a little book to draw in everywhere I go. So Anywhere! I draw by hand but use my trusty cintiq to color everything in photoshop.

How would you describe your work?

cartoony and awkward.

What do you think about wall stickers?

I love wall stickers! I actually have a few of them stuck on the walls here. They brighten up my staircase and are easy to remove when you might want an other style.

¿Twitter or Facebook?
I mostly use Facebook but I like twitter too! ( you can find the links on my profile, new Facebook friends are welcome :D)

What would you tell your clients to help them create artworks?

There is no weird or bad inspiration material. Use what you've got. And you're never too old too learn new stuff :)

One last comment?
Thank you so much for reading!

Thank you Yasmin for answering to our questions. And you readers, find more on Yasmin's Camaloon gallery right now!

/ aurelien