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Cover for Teacher Plus, March 2012

6 Mar

Gouache on a background of acrylic and gesso on paper

The theme for this issue of the Teacher Plus magazine was bullying in schools. Read the cover story by Chintan Girish Modi here.

I found that the Warli folk-art form of Western India lent itself perfectly to the nuances I wanted to convey.

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Planner for Teacher Plus magazine

3 Jun

An academic year planner for teachers I just did for the Teacher Plus magazine’s May-June 2010 issue. Not a style I have worked with much at all, but much of it was fun. The illustrations are in pen and colour pencil.

Subterranean

18 Mar

For Illustration Friday‘s theme ‘Subterranean’. My first attempt at digital vector illustration. There is much to learn!

I scanned in a quick sketch I’d made using a marker, vectorised it on Illustrator, then added the ‘subterranean’ parts of the picture using the brush tool, and coloured it in.

I like this word subterranean :).

Artwork and Poster Design for Railway Children

7 Feb

EHSAAS is a national level training programme of Railway Children, an organisation which works to prevent runaway children from becoming victims of the abuse of street life. This poster (sized 2 x 3 feet) is intended to be a celebration of the work being done through Ehsaas, and a representation of a child’s journey from complete vulnerability to psychological stability and security. The training programme is designed around the 12 themes mentioned on the right of the poster.

It was challenging and stimulating to find ways of visualising many intangible messages and communicate not only to adults but also to the children the poster speaks about. All the artwork uses traditional media — pastel, colour pencil, graphite, ink — each image drawn and scanned separately and finally put together using software.

Picture-book Competition Entry

6 Feb

Collage, Mixed media, 40 x 30 cm approx

Entry for a picture book (writing and illustration) competition organised by Katha publishers.

Interpretive Panels at Chitradurga fort

30 Aug

2 Games

This is a recently completed project for the Archaeological Survey of India: drawings for a set of panels to be installed on the grounds of the historic Chitradurga fort north of Bangalore. Layout: Rustam Vania.

‘Impatience’ – IF

9 Aug

Impatience

28×29 cm approx; Mixed Media on paper