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Farhana Hossain

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Farhana Hossain is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and animator with a style that’s warm, whimsical and appealing – the perfect starting point for creating a captivating narrative. She also specialises in illustrating environments, characters, concepts and storyboards for animated films and commercials.
The award-winning short The Dumb Elephant is what put Farhana on the map, and the Singapore-born artist has worked for some of the world’s biggest broadcast brands. She loves watching stand-up comedy, and there’s often a touch of humour in her work. Farhana is also inspired by the hustle and bustle of New York’s cafes, restaurants and subways, as well as the architecture of the city. After four years studying architecture at the National University of Singapore, Farhana worked for an architectural practice. Then she moved to New York to take an MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts.

Approach

After sketching her basic concepts on paper and scanning them in, Farhana’s process is mainly digital. Colours are added in Photoshop, and she uses natural media brushes and pens to give her work a hand-painted feel.

Style

Farhana’s style is reminiscent of a high-quality graphic novel. Whimsical, atmospheric and colourful, dramatic lighting and warm colour palettes make her work lifelike and approachable. She adds a larger than life quality wherever impact is required.

Awards

2017 Taiwan International Student Design Awards – International Prize

Client list

Farhana has worked for clients including Fannie Mae, Nickelodeon, Sprite, KSHMR, Sony BMG Asia, Bill Plympton , Zammex, Andy Prasa and Shun Ng.
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Sketch of hand holding book
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Digital art of tree
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Drawing of apartments
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Homorous Self portait of my artist/personal quirks
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A humorous take on dealing with the cold misery of winter.
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Pumpkin watching in horror that his seeds have been roasted; Halloween themed
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A catalogue of the objects I hoard in my bag
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Pencil sketch of house in the woods; fairytale
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Dark humour piece about going from the cold winters of Boston to the humidity and heat of Singapore
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Poster Art for album release featuring young adult male walking down Brooklyn, New York street.
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Drawing of girl working on laptop
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Digital Art of Mother and Son
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Illustration of spider on scrabble board
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Street Scene Painting By Farhana Hossain
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Digital Painting of Rats
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Cover Art For Robot By The Sam Willows
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Illustration on a CD Cover
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Portrait illustration of Robin Williams
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Illustration of mouse
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drawing of guys walking
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Illustration of Christmas snowman with bottle
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Diane Character Design For The Dumb Elephant
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Illustration of food truck
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Pen Drawing of Halloween
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