Tag Archives: Collage


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!

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.

Butterfly in Collage – for Revati

9 Feb

A birthday card for my sister, Revati. Using a photograph for reference, I hunted through magazine pages to find the right bits of printed paper from advertisements and other photos. Finally touched it up a little bit with pen, colour-pencil and pastel marks.

Card - for Revati

Collage, Pastel; 19×14 cm approx.


by Aileen Fisher

What do caterpillars do?

Nothing much but chew and chew.

What do caterpillars know?

Nothing much but how to grow.

They just eat what by and by

Will make them be a butterfly

But that is more than I can do,

However much I chew and chew.

Try-Outs for Picture Book

9 Feb

Shalini and I have been working at making a picture book for children, and here are a couple of pictures I tried developing for that. Experiments to find the right medium and technique to use.

Collage, mixed media; approx 20×20 cm and 20×40 cm.

‘Repair’ – Illustration Friday

31 Oct

Repair, Re-pair

Repair, Re-pair