Ishtar Al Shaybani
Ishtar Al Shaybani is an Iraqi artist, fashion designer and illustrator based in Dubai and Lebanon. Born in Kuwait in 1982.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a high Diploma in Fashion Design with a golden needle award to her name, she is now pursuing to complete her MA in Fashion and arts management.
She has been mentored by many master artists such as the well renowned Wajih Nahle and art master and mentor Ali Hammad.
Her work has been based in classical realism using oil color medium. Gradually after she was explored to the various techniques of illustration, she started experiencing with more mediums such as watercolors and gouache.
Inspiration comes from her surroundings, human emotional portraits, and body language. Starting with a portrait of a figure then adding lines and colors based on feelings. Her subject is mainly focused on women and their femininity, to speak to them around the world and relate to their struggle and beauty.