"I’ve always been making art, but it was my spirituality that bought me closer to calligraphy." Though he has been a calligraphy artist only for three years, it’s only a matter of time before other calligraphers start citing Salim Khan as one of their influences.
He began sketching at the age of ten, went on to get a degree in fine arts and is now a successful freelance illustrator and artist conducting international Caricature Workshops and giving TEDx talks. So maybe letting your kids chase their dreams can’t be that bad…right?
Sirf likna nahi hain” is what the voice over the phone tells me. The voice belongs to Avinash Kharat, one of India's many calligraphers. A lot of people think that it is just writing in a fancy and floral way. For Avinash, it is a vast yet tragically overlooked ocean.
In 1941, a young storytelling artist made his debut in the comic book world with his contribution to “Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge”, fulfilling his childhood dream. He would then go on to create dozens of new characters, new groups, storylines, and oversee what is probably the biggest revolution Hollywood has ever seen. He went from a guy working behind the desk, to someone whose appearance was greeted with louder cheer than the protagonist of the movie. And when he left the world on 12th November 2018, he had changed the world in a way very few people ever will. Stan Lee was more than just an artist or a writer – he was a dreamer. “I used to...