Let’s be honest. Pakistan needs to have a deeper appreciation of its arts and culture. As someone who has tried his hand as an artist, many businesses and companies tend to overlook our hard work. That’s not to say talent is in short supply in our part of the world. Far from it actually.
Illustrations have the power to amuse, charm, and evoke feelings of nostalgia in people. The best artists know this. And its time we showcase exactly that.
Here are some of the best contemporary Pakistani illustrators you should know and follow on Instagram.
A Karachi-based illustrator and concept artist who’s work has mostly been recognized for his storyboards as well as his work for films and games.
An Islamabad-based freelance digital artist, cartoonist, and scriptwriter who has worked on comic storyboards for the popular Android game ‘Run Sheeda Run’ by we.R.play.
Better known as her social media handle, The Creative Pea, Saleha Kamran is a CGI artist from Islamabad.
Umair Najeeb Khan
This 26-year-old freelance illustrator, comic book artist from Islamabad is also an aspiring story-teller who rose to fame after his version of the Pakistani superheroes (Paak Legion) went viral.
Abeer is a talented self-taught digital artist whose expertise is mainly character design and children book illustrations.
A 25-year-old illustrator from Lahore, Haris Mansoor graduated from NCA Rawalpindi campus in visual communication design.
This talented 26-year-old artist from Lahore has been trained as a Fashion Designer from PIFD, and currently works as a Game Designer at Frag Games as well as freelance as an Illustrator.
A talented digital artist, illustrator, caricaturist, and storyteller from Islamabad, Muhammad Ali is best known for pop culture drawings and funny antidotes!
Maha Abdul Alaam
Maha Abdul Alaam is another self-taught concept artist who is currently working on some animation and gaming projects!
Hazem is an interdisciplinary research-based graphic designer as well as a digital illustrator from Lahore.
A freelance artist, designer, illustrator, and plant enthusiast, Aamina is a 26-year-old Rawalpindi-based-artist whose artwork is inspired by social stigmas and issues.
Which one is your favorite? Share your answers in the comments below.