And by local artists, we mean talented souls like Naela Ali. In the local brand industry, Naela Ali is known as the founder of Asobi, a brand focusing on illustrated goods that are mostly influenced by Japanese culture. Not only did she establish the brand, Naela was also the one behind all of the designs.
Aside from Asobi, Naela Ali also has several other publicly known assets turned from her love for illustration and water color. Her first book, “Stories for Rainy Days“, are still available on bookstores today, revealing Naela’s hidden writing skills with – of course – magnificently vibrant illustrations. Topping that, this young girl has also launched her second book – Things & Thoughts I Drew When I Was Bored – last September 9th 2017 at Indonesian International Book Fair, JCC.
The contents of Things & Thoughts I Drew When I Was Bored stick to its literal title. Naela basically just scratched off a variety of drawings and mindful quotes in hopes it will inspire people, mostly when they are bored. Naela’s remarkable and distinctive characteristics are still apparent, with her soft-toned picks of colors and vibrant touch of water-colors.
Naela Ali is just one out of many other local artists who has proven that our country is filled with various talents with distinctive values and that we – together – truly are a collection of brushed paintings.