Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Koala panda

We were working on animation and i was in the IP as a consultant

Thursday, November 24, 2016


We had just driven back from Mysore and my back was sore. Syama and me quickly made plans to celebrate our first Diwali together.

bangalore surprised us with beautiful magical colors all around. We sat on the terrace and watched the sky get lit. Later we slept

Thursday, November 3, 2016


 I remember vividly copying superman figures that my sister copied from a graphic novel that Achan (DAD) brought me when I was in Kinder Garden. Superman had a beard in it. 
My Parents never thought of putting me in any art class or drawing classes and hence there was never a technique or style . To this date I don't produce finished art. I am the intermediate between an idea and its artwork. When I got my degree in Design eventually I figured out that drawing something just the way it is may not actually be art (not for me though) . If I can represent an idea in my head through a scribble then I am as much an artist as anyone around me.

Using the camera as a medium to tell stories was an easy escape out of this handicap of a skill. Incomplete lines, inconsistent colors with a definite camera angle became known as my style.

Since June I was consulting as a creator for animation films with Dhaksha animation. (Visualiser, Director - Storyboard creator ). I felt that if each image given in Jay Parkers inktober topic can somehow convey a thought, a story or an emotion then my creativity will get its much needed 'dog-training'. Here are some of the work. 

Simple RULES for inktober
1) Make a drawing in ink in 30 minutes - not more than that.
2) Post it online
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016
4) Repeat

Fast - because a frog is fast and tortoise is slow and this guy is in between

Noisy -  because dogs and sound recordist can hear everything

Collect - 
Every time a person is shot his memories are erased too, and then this guy started collecting guns from every kill - each gun representing the man he killed - the memory he erased 

Hungry - because Marie Antoinette heard them shout for bread

Sad  - for Syrian refugees 

                               Hidden - since there are cameras everywhere and nothing could be        hidden except for animals - who are already invisible

Lost - because Laika died for mankind's urge for knowledge

Rock - half submerged - because it is a good image :-D

Broken - since sometimes when you miss someone and listen to the rain you can feel all the tiny cracks of your once broken spirit.

Jump - because I am superhero 

Transport - since Ganapathy uses the mouse as his vehicle

Worried - because a lot of stray dogs are killed in kerala

Scared - of the height of the mountain that I might climb tomorrow morning 

Trees - because Samurais are cool

Relax - A beer and a smoke goes with a good book to read

Wet - because before rains these termites comes out

Battle - Because washing utensils and houshold chores is abattle

Escape - since i was the only one who survived it witout a scracth

Flight - because she know it

Squeeze - for love 

Big - because the man to whom the shoes belonged was bigger

Little - because its a tiny green rock with moss

Slow - because she would wake up

One Dozen - because all the men who tread the valley before him were killed and he knows his fate

Tired - because they had a rocking time 

Box - since there is Television

Creepy - since the bullets whistled past me

Burn - because she misses him with every cigarette

I have thumb-nailed for comics and movies and hence the skill ,which I once thought I was not good enough is giving me bread and butter. Inktober forced me to think and draw- loved using brush pens. 

Some days it was tough for me to make scribbles and i would sleep feeling guilty. The exercise was good. Few people noticed my sketches and few made very valid remarks.