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| by The Fustany Team

Artistic Fashion Illustrations to Celebrate #FustanyTurns5

Our favorite Middle Eastern fashion illustrators came up with incredibly artistic illustrations to celebrate with us #FustanyTurns5. Know more about them, how they started and what inspires them to draw such beautiful creations. Make sure to check out their amazing drawings for #FustanyTurns5 below.


1. Shamekh Al Bluwi / Jordan-based Saudi Artist

His favorite medium for drawing is mixed media and digital illustration, and we can describe his artistic style as dramatic. Shamekh Al-Bluwi is an Architect, Visual Artist, Fashion Illustrator and Designer. Saudi Arabian, born in Amman, Jordan on 12/12/1985. He studied Architectural Engineering at the Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan. He possesses a passion for fashion illustrations and his main inspiration comes from contradictions, nature, architecture and insects. His favorite visual artists are Frida Kahlo and James Jean, his art is also inspired by his favorite fashion designers, Christian Lacroix and Calvin Klein. (Instagram: @shamekhbluwi)


2. Hassan Hassan / Egyptian Artist

Since Hassan Hassan hit the art scene in 2009 with his first solo exhibition, he has since taken over the art world. Well, not exactly by storm, but more like a fun summer day by the beach. He has since exhibited in one more solo exhibition, three group exhibits and designed carpets, clothing and everything in between. Dubbed as a pop artist, he works with bold colors, sharp lines and tries to put a little bit of supermodel in all his work. (Instagram: @hassansquared)


3. Sara Japanwalla / Dubai-based Artist

Sara Japanwalla is an artist, fashion illustrator and art blogger from Dubai. She worked on various commissions with a variety of designers and publications in Dubai such as Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Emirates Woman, Rami Kadi and Bloomingdale’s Dubai.  She also does live painting for fashion launches and events. Her art blog focuses on Middle Eastern and South Asian Contemporary art, and she also writes detailed articles on fashion, illustrations, events, theatre, culture, travel and life in Dubai. Check out her blog on www.sarajapanwalla.com/blog - (Instagram: @sarajaps)


4. Dina Fawakhiri / Jordanian Artist

Born and raised in the UAE, Dina Fawakhiri returned to her native Amman to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design in 1997, and began working in advertising soon after. As a young artist, Dina’s favourite medium was pencil on paper, preferring black and white to colour, with smooth rounded lines and perfect forms. But the fast-paced, commercially-driven advertising world eventually influenced her work as an artist.  Inspired by the ease and speed of digital illustration, Dina’s lines got simpler, cleaner, bolder and faster.  She began experimenting with colour and found herself drawn to digital art as a new medium that lent itself to surrealist conceptual exploration. Throughout the years, her incredible patience, appreciation for perfect forms and labour-intensive attention to minute details all became indicative of a budding signature style that would continue to inform Dina’s creative processes to this day. (Instagram: @dee.dal.art)


5. Sandra Bakhamian / Lebanese Artist 

Currently based in Beirut, Sandra studied hospitality management at AUST, but always adored drawing. Whenever she could, she would draw. She has been drawing since she was a little kid, and it hasn’t really stopped since. When Sandra got older she discovered more and more how much she likes to illustrate fashion. Two years ago, Sandra Bakhamian drew the fashion blogger Lana El Sahely, and posted the illustration on Instagram, and the blogger loved it! That’s how it all kind of started, and today she dedicates all her time to draw fashion illustrations for bloggers, fashion designers and luxury boutiques. She loves to work with black, to merge modern with vintage and to sketch, which is what she does best!  Inspiration can be unexpected at times, but her work is mainly inspired by vintage finds, old photographs, streets in Paris, magazines and mountains and maples of coffee! (Instagram: @sandrabakhamian)





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