“A lot of my sketches are of photos posted by Instagram accounts that I follow. Those photos are what I usually refer my drawings on but after a few lines and constant erasing, I realize that I don’t have the ability to duplicate them, to make them look realistic so I’d just continue adding lines, colors, motifs, whatever I think would look okay even if they look far from the original plan I had in my head. Many of the accounts I follow are people with aesthetically pleasing feeds and photos, people who sometimes take photos professionally and other times would leave them raw and unedited, showing their versatility in capturing moments through various settings, just like how I am with my ever-changing style of sketching.” explained by Aisyah.
She continued, “Photos are definitely my number one source of inspiration because they are captured and posted by those who want to share their view with the world, and that is what I want to achieve with my drawings, I want to be able to share my sketches with the world but I really have not achieved that yet because of my lack of confidence in the talent that people say I have. I don’t really have a thought process to a lot of my sketches. On days where I don’t feel like writing about my day, or thinking about what words best express my feelings, I draw them. I translate my thoughts, feelings into a sketch form. Though it’s not evident and clear what my sketches are trying to portray, I feel like that is what makes my sketches very special to me and a mystery to many hehe. As for materials, the materials I use are usually pens and pencils that are within my reach from my bed lol.
My messy linework reflects my frustration and I usually draw when I’m REALLY frustrated about life which is mostly past midnight when I’m supposed to be asleep. Most of my recent sketches are drawn with a pen, this is for me to not be so restrictive when it comes to sketching and not try to be a perfectionist. By using a pen, I learn to accept that some accidental strokes are what gives ‘colour’ to my sketches and also make me accept the fact that not all eye sizes are even, Psa! uneven eyes exist too ok! A flaw that I’ve learnt to accept about myself after many years.