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In a concrete jungle, an Indian illustrator is drawing stunning sketches of nature

Many artists are obsessed with the beauty of nature, but there is a particular m̩ticulation to the art Alisha Dutt Islam. The almost schematic detail with which it drains the trees, the animals and the birds has its roots in learning problems Рdyslexia.

“My mother apprendait me through charts and diagrams,” said Dutt. “This reflects on my work.I’m just trying to keep everything simple.I do not like clutter, I love negative space.It has a very low retention capacity, and the design allows me to remember.”

Graduated from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dutt said she prefers to call nature because it gives her comfort.

“Growing up in the city, it was disconnected from the natural ecosystems in Calcutta and everything,” he said. “While living on the outskirts of Bangalore, in college, I found myself in relation to plants and trees.

It was one of the strongest links I’ve shared with another living being. ”

A freelance graphic illustrator and graphic designer and part-time art teacher from the 6th to 10th year of Shri Shikshayatan School, Calcutta, Dutt has also worked on a series of changes inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution and modern methods of genetic improvement .

She has experienced a series of flowers inspired by the common trees of Calcutta, which were part of her first solo exhibition at the Cafe 8 days and bakery in Calcutta.

Dutt realized his love for natural forms in a sculpture course in construction at Madras Crocodile Bank. “It was strangely comforting to work with the reptiles,” he said.

She has her mother escaped being Dutta, botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian, Abanindranath Tagore, her mentor Srishti Alison Byrnes and Salvador Dali among their strongest influences.

Despite companies such as boarding school Bates and CHI and Amar Chitra Katha, she worked as a full-time graphic designer for six months in Calcutta. He said he was at peace in teaching.

The young artist’s most recent project on tropical birds was for a client in Jaipur called THEA. “The current version is still running the client and offers accessories that use these bird illustrations as inspiration.

The illustrations are drawn first hand and then digitally colored. “This is the bird’s first attempt at drawing.

Dutt experimented with oil colors, water colors, natural paints, acrylic colors, charcoal, wax, clay, metal, glass, papier maché with linoleum and wood printing.

He has recently created a botanical card game called Garden War, which tells the story of Bangalore transforming a barren land into the “Garden City”.

The game, which is a tribute to the German botanist and landscaper Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel as well as Bangalore trees, is a way for players to remember plants and their names.

“The memory game is an attempt to bring trees into the everyday vocabulary of children and adults,” Dutt said. “I have played in the concept of learning through repetition to help integrate knowledge of plants into a game.

Players must make their own gardens by marketing and stealing trees and securing their gardens against pests and ground sharks. “