Batch 2017-18


“I’m a freelancing graphic designer and I like stories of all kinds. My curiosity makes me like to travel and a willing sponge for any & every experience. Illustration is one way I hope to capture these experiences in a tangible medium!

I am a professional artist. I love to work in collage medium and also writes poetry.

Currently pursuing BFA in applied arts, Works with different medium but mainly poster colours.

Bandana is currently a student at Riyaaz Academy where she is learning and exploring new art forms.  She loves watercolours and pencil colouring.  Prior to joining Riyaaz, she has worked in prominent children’s publishing companies like Scholastic India and Sterling Publishers for more than a decade.  A self-taught artist, Bandana loves children’s literature and nothing gives her more joy than reading a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book!

I have completed fine art degree from Kalavishwa Mahavidyalaya, Sangli. Recently working as freelancer painter in Pune, Maharashtra. Love for painting, books, music and traveling.

Fun Loving, book reading & Foodie. Drawing is just something That I can do. I can’t imagine life any other way.

A tribal artist from Balaghat, Village Mohbatta. My works includes paintings done by Acrylic charcoal as mediums & I also works in sculpture using stone as a medium.

I have completed my Masters in Fine arts. Also done one diploma course in Drawing. At present enrolled as a Riyaaz’s student.

Works as a freelance writer and designer. She is currently based in Bangalore.

I am from Sehore district of M.P. I love doing Illustrations. At times, I enjoy being alone because solitude helps me explore & understand myself better.

A folk artist from Balaghat, Samnapur Mukki. Makes Gond paintings.

I have done M.A in Drawing & Painting from Bhopal. My Interest areas are Landscapes & Portrait Paintings. After joining Riyaaz, I found that the Art field is much comprehensive than what I thinks.

I am an Illustrator and a Visual Artist, persuading my love for drawing and Illustration for past 7 years. Being a professional Illustrator, I believe balancing realistic and digital study is an important part of development process. I enjoy exploring different media in different subjects and bringing out the story that every Illustration has to tell.

“An architect who’s veracious reader & enjoys illustration. He’s still preserving his inner childhood. Based in the heart of India, Bhopal.”

I am Shubham Bansal & I am an artlover since childhood. I love story telling & listening to stories.

A fine artist. A frequent traveler, an avid reader, also writes short stories for children.

I am a professional artist. I like oil colours as medium and figurative work.

I am Vijendra Singh, pursuing BFA from Gwalior.

I was fascinated by illustrations and book covers as a kid more than stories in the books. After I grew up I began working for children as art educator and started with my painting. Then after worked as curriculum developer for art and also started heading a team of illustrators for a private publication. Now practicing my art skills and enhancing my understanding about literature at Riyaaz to be an illustrator from a painter.