Monday, December 15, 2008

The first cover/ poster for Cutlet: School- news- thing... working around things lost and found - attitudes - identity - involvement - expression.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Sar - Pugal, Rajasthan : a travelogue

Sar : A formation of land caused by rivulets of water that converge into a catchment area. This area over time becomes rich and fertile but hard to access and cultivate using primitive tools for agriculture.

the initial map to chalk out our areas of interest
and to articulate our lines of inquiry.

I curse myself everytime i head out anywhere without my sketch book and most of the times its sheer laziness. The thought of removing things and packing them back in and those materials and things and there's only so much i can do if i'm living out of my suitcase. 
But there's a certain trick and charm in that as well and i discovered that this time. A nomadic sort of being in a way and sight + sound as provocation to record. The desert just capacitates you in a way. I let my camera be my tourist and my diary took over everything else.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


acrylics and pen on paper photoinks on paper

watercolours on paper

photo inks on paper

Monday, June 2, 2008

water colours, 6B black matt,

Sunday, June 1, 2008

water colours, felt pens, 6B black matt.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

bombay summers

A series of illustrations done for a book on my grandmother's home remedies.
A personal account on what's handy in worst and best case scenario's.

darjeeling 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008


This bit features somewhere just outside of Bangalore... its called Savandurg and its one huge monolith of granite.
Its like a balancing act... you have some insane piling-up of forms and its briliant to sketch them. How best can you capture that?? Its huge, monotonous and difficult to get. I tried... what i've got here is more of a study in quick drawings..what kind of line defined this best? or maybe stroke? did capturing the light help define its shape?
"ask yourself as many questions as you can" i was told. And it helps.

i tried splitting it up into shapes and then adding the actual form...

Friday, March 14, 2008


some familiar... and some..

These are a set of works i had done for a course in drawing. Some of them are people i know and the others.. interesting people that caught my eye. I drew so many people that day... some familiar and some whom i had fun meeting... i love people.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

bangalore scapes

We did quite a few assignments after this sketching trip. This one was a 2 hour excercise where we were allowed to freak out with all the sketches we had produced. Basically take all your drawings and create a composition out of it. You cold make a statement if you wanted to. Ours is a sort of Building cake commenting on the mess that has become of MG rd and other areas around it.

It was interesting to know how designers and artists are involved in the planning and development of city areas and other places. We were focussing on heritage sites and in keeping a certain level of homogenity in landscape. Being sensitive to the surroundings and pre-existing structures when planning. Mg road (originally being a military base) is home to quite a few old buildings but newer construction work is done with no consideration for what already exists.

Thats what we tried to bring about in this artwork. Mess. telegraph poles, wires, shops, brands, advertising, bilboards, dirt and in all of that those forgotten structures.

We worked on it as a pair.