• Anushi Bhamra

Rustling Leaves – A Self Portrait

Anushi Bhamra

I often think about being surrounded by nature. It makes me happy. This self portrait is about my plants and me. It took me an entire day to make. It’s about 15 different layers all over each other. I first took out a rough sketch, scanned the image and loaded it onto Illustrator. Then it was trace on trace on trace and then the colours, after which I added the shadows. This is perhaps one of the longest projects I’ve undertaken so far, in terms of scope and the number of layers. I really found myself in this artwork. It has been one of my biggest and most profound self discoveries till date.


Anushi Bhamra is a design student from Pearl Academy, who pairs her loyal Converse with long flowing kurtis, which she believes is the perfect communion of cultures – acknowledging both western artistic influence and the Indian culture which she believes is rich, vibrant, ancient, and colourful. She is an avid reader, a stickler for perfection, best understood when you take a look at how organised and colour coordinated all her college notes and assignments are. An eternal romantic, colours and the emotions they convey, inspire her above all else. Her most powerful motivators are family, music, books and poetry. She is one of the founders of Bitter Lemon Snorts.