Raj Singh Tattal, also known as the ‘Pen-Tacular-Artist’ is a freelance artist from East London. He captures vivid detail in his pieces through the use of graphite and charcoal pencils creating realistic black and white pencil artwork.
His story is one of discovery and passion, where his rekindled love for art at the age of 38 has changed his life for the better.
His main passions when younger were superhero’s and comics books, and he had his own first Sikh Superhero comic strip published in a national UK newspaper when he was only 15 years old called ‘Rajman’. He then went on to graduate with a degree in ‘Product Design’ coming top of his class and his final year design being shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Design Award’.
He then went through a 12 year period of not drawing and working in different fields unrelated to the arts or design. But in 2012 due to various circumstances, he then went on to start drawing again and make a life changing decision and changed careers to become a full time artist.
Whilst his work spans a number of themes and topics ranging from space, superhero’s to history, Raj's real passion is to educate and raise awareness of subject matters that are important to him, such as Sikhism and animal cruelty and social issues like raising awareness of taboo subjects like Autism and depression through the striking imagery of his work. By channelling art towards education Rajinder believes he can help improve social cohesion and make the world a better place.
Raj normally works alone and in solitude, when creating most of his artwork, having complete artistic control over his vision and end goal. But his religious Sikh artwork is done differently as it is created with the collaboration of his Mum ‘Shkinder Kaur’. Who suggests what subject matters to draw and gives inspiration and advice when creating his Sikh artwork, which is invaluable to him.