How often did you find yourself pointlessly doodling on your hand or arm as a kid when you got bored or just for fun? Everyone loved doodling on their body parts at some point in their lives. But unlike us, this super talented artist managed to take doodling on body parts to a whole different level. Her drawings look nothing like your average childish drawing.
Since we are here, let me introduce you to this amazing artist – Randa Haddadin – who was born of Russian and Joardanian parents and has really got to pack them in on social media with her unusual art.
Randa Haddadin is an architect and artist from Jordan who currently lives and works in Dubai. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Jordan in 2009. When her University project received an honorable mention at the AIA Innovation Award, she got invited to work as a project architect at Maisam Architects & Engineer.
Even though she was doing an exceptional job as an architect, she always had a feeling she wasn’t cut out for this job as she has always had a passion for art and fashion illustration. The decision to quit architecture to become a full-time artist was not an easy one to make but it was so worth it. It was this fateful decision that eventually made her famous.
Also, did I tell that she a 100% self-taught in visual arts? No? People like Randa once again prove that you don’t need to go to an Art school to become a professional artist and work full-time doing what you love the most in life.
Randa Haddadin mostly works with watercolors, ink and – surprise, surprise – coffee! But it is her drawing on her thighs that is attracting so much attention to her persona on the media. When looking at each of her works you can see what she was feeling and dreaming about at a certain moment in time. Her favorite subjects are usually people, fashion, and urban cities and buildings.
When you see her art, it comes as no surprise that Randa’s works have been featured in many local and international magazines and websites. Her works have also been part of many different collective exhibitions in Amman and New York. What’s more, she is currently collaborating with Nescafe, Makeup Forever and Vacheron Constantin. Not bad for a self-taught, huh?