"I found a great bit of relation between Japanese manga and Persian miniatures."
In Studio Space from PechaKucha Night Islamabad Vol. 1, Amna Hashmi presents about her fascination for the miniature art technique. Her passion for graphic art and story narration has prompted her to combine the contemporary miniature art style, manga, anime and book art to create her own unique style.
Amna's favourite album portfolios of old miniatures pertain to adventurous exploits and fables, like the ‘Hamzanama,’ ‘Kalilah wa Dimnah’ and ‘Anwar-e-Suhayli,’ where fantasy and reality mix in an engaging storyline. She is particularly drawn to Persian miniature and its incorporation of Chinese and Japanese features and brush techniques. She can also trace her own interest in Japanese anime and the-manga series through this link.