The Heroine’s Journey of Lavanya Sideshwar

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

Best thing about being an Artist, and social media influencer, is that my work is not routine all the time. It involves lots of creativity, learning new things, connecting with like minded people, Striving for improvement every day.

Seeing the happiness in my clients face after receiving my artwork, Seeing my students master their drawing skills, brings me so much joy and happiness

Photo Credits: Agy Thomas

What is my greatest fear?

I have stopped worrying about imaginary problems or fears, because I realised that whatever we imagine with intensity that becomes our reality. Rather I focus on blessings and good things in my life. Yes in some weak moments I do fear unnecessary things, however my fears are temporary And my faith is many times greater than fears. Am very grateful to be in this state of mind.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I really do not have any such harsh feelings about myself. I appreciate my strengths and accept my weaknesses. There are many things I still have to improve, but I do not feel bad about that. I am a lifelong learner, I always strive to be a better version of myself, without criticising my current version.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

There are many artists whom I admire. Especially every full time artist i see on the internet inspires me, just because of the fact that they could choose this field without falling into the trap of society expectations. It shows their strength and passion. If i have to name a few people i would say Mr. Sadashiv Sawant sir, founder of pencil perceptions, Gunjadaga Charcoal artist.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I do not think about the time I spend on very little things which are of least importance in my work. My perfectionist trait does not let me ignore any little things.

Photo Credits: Agy Thomas

On what occasion would I lie?

Very rarely. I choose to be honest most of the time in my life because it does not require extra effort and it saves lots of time and energy.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I love everything about my work. I enjoy drawing, video making, talking to people, conducting drawing workshops and teaching my students. Right now I do not have a team, I am doing everything on my own. When I have to work on technical stuff like finding the right tools and platforms for my digital courses, these things I dislike doing by myself, I feel like I need to hire someone for technical support.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Whenever I create some artwork, and when my work influences other people I will be the happiest. I receive a lot of messages in my social media saying that I inspire them to pursue this art as a profession whenever i realise I am inspiring someone i feel happiest.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I would like to be more organised and productive in my work. I would like to minimise distractionsand focus on one thing at a time.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I was an introvert over a period of time. I was kind of a person who prefers to give single word replies and be silent all the time. But now I am able to make videos, ican talk in front of the camera more confidently, I have no fear of being judged. And most importantly I am doing what I love, exploring new things about my own self. Just by being myself and sharing the information that I know I am able to influence many people. This feels a greatest achievement for me

What is my most treasured possession?

Definitely my artworks are the most treasured possession, I take care of them. Also my loyal followers and well wishers are the greatest gifts univers given to me.

What is my most marked characteristic?

My observation skills & Always ready to learn kind of approach are the basic qualities which made me come so far as an artist. Observation skills are really essential for any drawing artist, I have an eye for details, and am always ready to learn new things.

Photo Credits: Agy Thomas

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

We have a huge art exhibition here in Bangalore at Chitrakala parishat, where I get to see artworks from many experienced and talented artists. Whenever I visit this place I get inspired to draw more.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I do not have any single favourite place to eat and drink. Rather than the place, people around me make the most impact.

What books influenced my life and how?

Book that influenced me the most is “The Secret”. After reading this book I became more aware of my thoughts and I started to focus on things that I want, rather than focusing on problems, this made a huge impact on me. I started to learn more about Subconscious mind and how we create our destiny with our thoughts.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen to on my last day?

I listen to my favourite Indian classical music.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

I have my heroes from Indian mythology , I do not know whether I can call it fiction or not. Any other fiction has no influence on me. So I am going to skip this question.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

There are many people out there who inspire me every day. All of them are my heroes & Heroines

If i have to mention a few i would like to mention my grandfather and my dad. My grandfather is always an inspiration to me because of his personality , sincerity in his work, and his value systems. My father is the most caring and selfless person I have seen. Like this many people create some impact on me, i consider all of them as real life heroes & heroines

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

I recommend the telugu movie “Mahanati” . I do not know why after watching this movie I felt so much connected with the main character of this movie. I could not take my mind off of thinking about the main character for several months. That had inspired me to do a portrait drawing of her ‘Mahanati Savithri’.

What role play stories in my life and work?

Stories play a major role in my life, I get carried away with the characters which make an impact on me. I get inspired and motivated by stories.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

Do whatever you truly enjoy, always strive to become a better version of ownself, whatever comes in your way know that it is making you a better person.

Photo Credits: Agy Thomas

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Some special friends, family & my social media community. Am grateful to have many people who shower blessings on me.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?

In this year i would like to work with my favourite art supply brands Brustro, Creative hands, Prismacolors, Fabercastell & Steadtler

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?

This year I am working on creating a few drawing courses which include a Colored pencil portrait drawing course, Graphite & Charcoal portrait drawing course.

Where can you see me or my work in 2022?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realisticportraitdrawings

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lavanyas_art/

Website: https://lavanyasart.bookmetickets.com

Youtube: Lavanya S Art – YouTube

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

When I started drawing I started realising my true self, it transformed my life. Now I am never going to look back. That is the magic of doing something passionately.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?

Mr: Sadashiv Sawant sir founder of pencil perceptions

How can you contact me?

My contact number: 7892346488

Mail ID: s.lavanya333@gmail.com

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