Friday, November 16, 2012


A very happy diwali to all of you. Festivals, give us a reason to be close to our close ones, celebrate our life and culture. I suppose that is why they hold such an important place in our lives. Hope, we all made this diwali Eco friendly and a little quieter. I made this illustration to acknowledge and wish friends and family. It was joyous creating this artwork and i hope it bring joy to you all. Below are the steps for creating a work like this. Hope you find it helpful. Please feel free to get in touch with me in case you have any queries. Past few months, i have been catching up on the episodes of some of my favorite shows, which are The Big Bang Theory, The Modern Family, Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma and How I Met Your Mother. I think the quality of comedy in the TBBT is uphill, TMKUC and TMF are somehow maintaining the fun while HIMYM is mostly down hill.


Background details and foreground elements.


Working on the background.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Horror, Thriller and Comedy are one of my favorite genre ingredients for the brew of a deliciously entertaining animation film. This being so, because the creatives from every aspect of the film can unleash their imagination.  Be it the story, design or animation, each can be taken to a whole new realm.Well, two really amazing films, "Paranorman" a phenomenal stop motion film since Coraline and "Hotel Transylvania" the first feature length film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky  (the director and producer of animated television series which are milestones in the history of animation such as Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack) released world wide this month. The trailer and promotional artworks  are making the wait tougher. So to make my patience count i created this art work, which is all Photoshop. Below is a tiny tutorial, hope this helps and interests you.

As i work on the visual i feel more can be added to the artwork which will not only help the composition but also the mood and value of the visual. Do not shy away from the details but do not let them suppress your original idea. Use the flow of the form ,colors ,light, composition to direct towards the focus of the visual. 


Start coloring and mostly what you have to keep in mind is using colors which convey the intended mood and the focus remains intact.It helps to have the elements on different layers so you can edit them as and when you want. 

At this stage you should let your imagination run wild. The last of your worries should be how you are going to execute it. Sometimes you can also start off with writing down all that you wish to show in a visual. Do not hold your self back as you can edit the image at further stages.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


OLAAA !! Another great work by Craig Thompson  "HABIBI",  read and appreciated. To state the obvious, inspired beyond words. Excellent adaptation of cultural aesthetics, stark and balanced contrasts with elegant compositions. The drawings are full of life with brilliance of brush textures. Last but not the least an intriguing story which takes unimaginable turns. Next, i am back to reading a classic "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells gifted to me by a friend, and i am loving it so far. Well, a few weeks back i was at Blue Frog, a brilliant pub in South of Mumbai, to attend a show by a friend's band called the , "SUPERSONICS".Great band, do attend their performance, if they are playing in your city ever. I reached the venue much before the show started, so ended up making a couple of sketches. Here they are inked and colored by brush pens and  Photoshop.




Rohan on the guitar, SUPERSONICS!!

Friday, June 15, 2012


yippee!! Here they are, the big, black and blaring clouds. It has started pouring!! I have survived another torturous summer.The summer of Mumbai can be considered quite moderate as compared to another metro cities of  India like Calcutta, Delhi or Ahmadabad, but even then, i am  glad it is over.  Though the rain adds to the baffling  traffic of the city but what it does to the weather and the green makes the former suffer-able. Recently i was hooked to another one of american sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory. It doesn't have great soundtracks to it ,contrary to "SCRUBS" . But it is hilarious beyond comparison. It is mostly about the life of a few physicists and their friends. The show apart from being quality comedy sitcom, also maintains it's scientific accuracy by involving real physicists for the script of the show. For instance the physics problems written on the boards, etc. Below are some explorations using some popular figures. They are done using flash and a few touch ups with Photoshop.

                                          Some explorations with popular figures.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Well if you ask any one in the city of Mumbai about it's winters, they will probably laugh. That is because seemingly there are only two seasons here summer and rainy. Well some how we did experience a certain amount of chill beginning of this year because of certain climate anomaly. Undoubtedly it was pleasant and as the heat is rising i am dreading the summers which will be here to stay till mid June. Anyways, below are some animals made on flash and some touch ups on Photoshop. The difficult bit of this illustration was to decide upon the cute baby animals, as majority of them had that factor in them in excess. I further intend to make a calender out of it, hence twelve of them.

Here it is, the babyanimal calender. Do send me a message in case any of you want a printable copy of it.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Wishing everybody a wonderful new year ahead ! It is my heartiest wish that this year is full of happiness and joy and may your every wish come true. 2011 ended with release of some amazing dance and melodious numbers, among the endless list a few are "Move like Jagger" by Maroon 5, "Mr Saxo Beat" by Alexandra Stan, "Why this Kolaveri Di" by Dhanush and Anirudh and so on. Well, what better way to start the new year than a sketch of Lord Ganesha, the god of luck and well being.

Sketch on Flash