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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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Chhitkul, Kinnaur

3 Jun

Sketches and photographs from a trip to Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh with a friend, in the summer of 2010. Chhitkul was one of the little villages we stayed in; a wonderful, wonderful place!

Untitled

27 Jun

25 x 25 cm, Ink, Watercolour, Acrylic, Collage

Version 2 of a painting I had made last year (which you will find on the blog here). The painting was recycled for Appa’s birthday last September: I think I painted a few touches on the original, and otherwise cut and pasted bits of it here and there. Immensely enjoyable … I love the little subtle things you can do and end up creating ‘is-that-painted-or-pasted?’ riddles at various spots in the composition! I think this piece looks nicer in its physical form, though, than in the scan — it all seems to blend better there!

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.

‘Impatience’ – IF

9 Aug

Impatience

28×29 cm approx; Mixed Media on paper

Puppies! – for Shalini

19 Dec

Two of the darlings at the school Shibumi – I did these as part of a birthday gift for my friend Shalini.

Butterball

Pastel, 20 x 29 cm approx

Pingu

Mixed Media, 20 x 26 cm approx