When it comes to her creative process, illustrator Sirin Thada likes stepping out of her comfort zone and experimenting with different mediums and techniques. “There are always new techniques or media to try,” she explained in an interview with Catapult, “new paths to explore, new ways of thinking, seeing and appreciating.”
“My process is constantly evolving, and I’m always trying to find ways to work more efficiently,” she stressed. Her willingness to keep an open mind also comes across her illustrations themselves. There’s an openness to her illustrated landscapes – a sense of excitement that simmers underneath the surface.
Thada’s work includes both commissions and personal projects, as well as a line of T-shirts and prints she sells on her website. “I love the variety,” she says. “I love the fact that every project is a different challenge. I love that I get to read brilliant articles and vivid stories, collaborate and connect with thoughtful and kind people, and learn new things all the time.”
“For editorial illustration, lately I’ve been doing a hybrid process of hand-created elements, plus digital layering with both Procreate and Photoshop,” she further relayed. Still, she adds, working with her hands and creating actual, physical art, will always be her first love. “I don’t want to stray too far from that,” she notes.