Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Graphic Novel (underway)

Pages from a whole lot more, a number that i cannot type out or say out loud lest i decide to do something drastic to myself at this hour of the night. Will keep updating this post as i get done. 

Still trying to balance out each page as a whole... will add the text and the photo collage bits last i guess. I have a style for every chapter in the book, but what binds them together is still being figured out along the way...

You can read the story here

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Bangalore Co.


What do i appreciate about Bangalore as a city? What would i like it to be known for? 
Especially when i ve been asked to brand it! For my illustration course, i decided to identify bangalore as a city recognised for its performing arts.  This would mean, creating a mock up for a new face or identity for Bangalore as a contemporary, cosmopolitain city and to visually interpret the term 'contemporary' with relation to the arts and to the present ways of life in Bangalore. 

Creating contrast between the traditional and modern was hard, especially when the arts are moving toward contemporarising the old. Bangalore is moving towards constructing a cross cultural platform where it shares, takes inspiration, exchanges at a global level hence it was difficult to identify the new cultural symbols that would lend themselves to the city the country and internationally. Point being : i need time to do more research :)

Stuff i was looking at :
Art and the city
Influence of the Attakkalari
IT influx and how it affected culture
Students and various exchanges
Bangalore as a contemporary, new city
Reinventing / re-interpreting tradition and folk
Bangalore as an international / cross cultural space
Concerts / Jazz / Blues / Rock / traditional / folk  
Contemporary dance and theatre 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ecologically Mindless - An editorial illustration

Ecologically Mindless (excerpt)

"The flush toilet and the sewage system - always believed embodied personal hygiene and environmental cleanliness - are a part of the environmental problem and not the solution. This technology is quite simply ecologically mindless. 

This heavy use of surface water is leading to growing conflicts between urban and rural users and also to overexploitation.

This sewage, incidentally, comes from the flush toilets of the rich, not the poor."

Uditi illustrated for the same article :) heres what she did!

Friends in under fifteen :)

Acrylics and greys markers tht i found lying around in a box :) 
This was a quickie ;) 15 minutes,  like a stress buster. I've gotten addicted to drawing faces!