There are a lot of artists, illustrators and painters that are coming up every day in the country. In this heavily competitive industry, it becomes difficult to find new faces.

Here, we take a look at some promising and extremely talented Indian artists who are up and coming with lots of potential to become big.

Stephy Ann Tomy 

Stephy Ann Tomy, hailing from Kerala and currently based in the UK is an illustrator and artist known for making adorably creative pieces that are especially relatable to Indian Gen Z and Millennials.

The 24-year-old artist makes animations and illustrations on regular events that occur in one’s life, taking inspiration from incidents that she experienced like exam stress, watching cricket with the family, getting money during Diwali, procrastinating even with exams on head and more such topics.


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Tanuja Mathur

Tanuja Mathur is a New Delhi-based illustrator and graphic designer who studied at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her comics cover a wide range of topics from being a slice of life to also encouraging positive mental health and more.


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Debjyoti Saha

Debjyoti Saha is a Mumbai-based illustrator originally from Kolkata with a Masters degree in animation. Debjyoti was also noticed during the COVID-19 pandemic for her poignant art and animations that shed a very important light on the migrant crisis going on in the country at the time.

Along with that her art also showed the difference in how the privileged were treated compared to migrant workers with the video getting over 23 lakh views on Instagram.

Saha posts his art on his Instagram and has also founded the animation studio Goppo Animation.


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Kapil Vadhera 

Kapil Vadhera is an independent artist who also started the Samarpan Artz organisation in 2019. Vadhera is an artist using abstract and mixed media art styles since it allow him the freedom to really express himself without putting limits or boundaries.


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Sailesh Gopalan

The @brownpaperbagcomics Instagram page is quite popular for illustrating relatable Indian content and being true to the brown skin tone and not whitewashing them.

The comics are created by Sailesh Gopalan a Mumbai-based cartoonist who started the series in June 2016 taking a look at stereotypical things happening in an Indian family and having a very slice of life tone to them.

Gopalan studied animation at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore and his comic was initially inspired by Sarah’s Scribbles by Sarah Andersen and Bluechair by Shenanigansen.


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Bhavya Desai Illustrations

Bhavya Desai is a Chennai-based illustrator and cartoonist who uses the local culture of his city and surroundings to make comics around them.

Bhavya uses his art who show the people of Chennai and their experiences and stories, it also helps to let people from across the country get a better understanding of the culture of the city.

Nipen Bhuyan

Nipen Bhuyan is a visual designer and illustrator from New Delhi and is very inspired by his hometown of Arunachal Pradesh. His art style also brings together digital and traditional styles along with watercolour paintings.


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Gokul G Prasad

Gokul Prasad hails from Kollam, a city in Kerala and aims to envision scenes from Malayalam movies and put the iconic Studio Ghibli style to them.

Prasad, who studied from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad said “I remember watching ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ and contemplating that this setting could look fantastic in a Ghibli style aesthetics. That’s how the whole Kerala-meets-Studio Ghibli series started.”


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Anurag Halder

Graphic designer Anurag Halder is known for giving a desi twist to iconic superheroes from Deadpool and Wolverine to using iconic Indian pop culture symbols like Maya Sarabhai from the cult show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and more.


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Image Credits: Google Images

Feature image designed by Saudamini Seth

Sources: Telegraph India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu

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