artwork by Kiran Patel/Illustrating Rain -

Kiran Patel

Kiran Patel is a UK based illustrator working under the name of Illustrating Rain.  She uses the everyday as  inspiration where she visually documents her thoughts and feelings through traditional and contemporary techniques.  Beginning with an image that resonates with her and then forming it in a way through her own interpretation of it. A world where ducks speak and birds see beauty in high rise estates. Kiran begins with pencil and paper and somewhere along the way a computer crosses her path.

Kiran wanted to become involved in Think Act Vote (?!X) as an illustrator because she wanted to visualise the words and statements made through a sense of their meaning. She brought to life Ada Zanditon‘s words “The Future I choose means we are one, we are all involved in creating the future.” In addition she has done some further illustrations for The Futures Project including the new banner for our Futures Interviews. 

?!X: What’s the Future You Choose

KP: A future that is open, loving, receptive and free.

?!X: What’s a ‘think’ to create this future?

KP: My ‘think’ to create this future is a book titled A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

?!X: What’s an ‘act’ to create the future you choose?

KP: My ‘act’ would be for each person to keep a gratitude journal, to note at least 5 things at the end of each day that you were grateful for.

?!X: What’s a ‘vote’ to create the future you choose?

KP: My ‘vote’  is the  NSPCC

?!X: Future Soundtrack – What song would you take with you into the future? 

KP:  Generator by The Holloways

?!X: Can you share with us up to 5 weblinks that you find interesting and inspiring?

Follow Kiran on Twitter @IllustratingR

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