Featured image credit: Elhaam Sahebdin.
As fun as it’s been, we were actually planning to end the Young Muslim Artists series. Even though it’s been a roaring success, popular in every conceivable corner of the globe, and made millionaires of all of the artists we’ve featured lol/jk got them a few more Instagram followers (hopefully), all good things must come to an end.
It’s never cool when someone outstays their welcome, and while the blog hasn’t exactly been eating your food or stealing your WiFi, the same principle applies. But just as we were wrapping it up last week, the tears falling as we typed, dananananananading! A message slid into our DMs.
It was another artist, asking for a feature. And because she was so good, we delayed the final instalment until next week. So without further ado, the twelfth and penultimate YMA is east London-based Elhaam Sahebdin, known on Instagram as @elhxxm.
The 20-year-old self-taught artist creates super-detailed illustrations that aren’t indulgent, and has a knack for calligraphy that isn’t derivative. Basically, Elhaam has the kind of talent that made us want to start this series in the first place.
Looking back at "Thoughts", I realised how I could use my old drawings as an inspiration and foundation to build them into new and improved pieces. This was the first of my old drawings to be revamped and I really can't wait to slowly start working on the others. The ideas were quite good but the sketchbook paper was a disgrace – as was my knowledge of paper ? I can't wait to bring them back to life and share them with you all! And just a heartfelt thank you for all the love and support you've all shown me! ♡ #art #wallart #drawing #illustration #brain #revamp #sketchbook #framedart #cansonaquarelle #hahnemühle #mentalhealth #positivity #transformationtuesday
This is a scan of OMPH and I was so stunned by how it turned out. The middle looks like an actual pomegrenate lol. This piece will be available for prints and all info can be seen on my website. Unframed limited edition prints at A4 for £70, A3 for £80 So happy I had a the opportunity to create this piece! ♡ Subscribe for latest pieces added to my gallery and any future exhibitions on www.elhaamsahebdin.wixsite.com/artist #art #ommanipadmehum #print #london #drawing #buddhism #tibetan #mantra #zentangle #cansonaquarelle
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for next week’s instalment, which will actually be the last one. Having said that, we’re never going to stop featuring creative young Muslims on Ummahsonic, so if you know someone deserving of a place on our site (even if it’s not on a blog titled Young Muslim Artists…), hit us up.
Thanks and bye.