Editorial and news features offer a meaty scope for an illustrator to work on. News art is a very interesting field, where an artist is able to take a writer’s point of view and turn it around into an engaging visual interpretation. Naqsh loved doing illustration based covers for a weekly Kashmir Ink. With varied topics to work on, news art makes for a rich repertoire of work. Naqsh did an exclusive series of editorial illustrations for the special Kashmir issue of the US based literary journal, the Adi Magazine.
A picture being worth a thousand words makes it an important aid for stories.
Editorial cartooning has been a niche specialty area, where besides being an artist, you got to have a news nose too. It is about wit, humor, satire and a
hold on the pulse of people. It is the most challenging of all the things that I have been doing. Of daily deadlines, and tough visualizations.