Monday, 19 September 2011

postcard 2: library madness

If Baroda has one flaw, it's the lack of a good library. Which is why i broke into a spontaneous jig of joy and skipped around like a lunatic in my chennai library (stunning the other innocent and rather apprehensive customers).
The librarian didn't even blink though. He's gotten used to it.
*sigh. Books are delicious!

postcard 1: the heat was hot

Recently, i got the chance to spend a few days in my hometown, Chennai. 
Chennai is hot, humid, eternally muggy and my favourite city in the world! However, after my family moved away, opportunities to visit have become precious and far between. :(
While i was there this time, i decided to document my trip by creating, at the end of each day, a postcard of the event that stuck out most in my mind.
I am now left with 10 postcards summing up my trip (that i shall now put up in order received).

The heat in Chennai was very hot. :I

Saturday, 27 August 2011

cookies are meant for seeing

After the long spell of collecting cobwebs that my blog has been forced to endure i've decided to start with something sweet. And edible.
I'd been doodling and eating an awful lot lately so i struck inspiration one day and decided to combine the two into one pastime.
The following (with generous help from my mum in the baking process) is what resulted.

The type cookies are with the help of typogeek Kalapi (by 'help of' i mean i started making a few letters, gave up half way and let him convert the wrecks into pretty type)
We then had a complete ball icing the cookies and messing up my table. 

After several hours of applying and eating colourful icing though i couldnt look at my finished cookies in the eye let alone eat them so they were duly munched up by my brother. :(

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


This is a sneak peek of the book i made for my diploma project. It's a peek because i dont have the time to upload more right now :( I'm preparing for my final jury coming in two days. 
Wish me luck!

Friday, 15 October 2010

work work work

I've been so busy with my diploma project, i havn't had time to do anything else in what seems like forever! It's either draw draw draw, paint paint paint or stare stare stare at the computer. 
Last time i was on the comp i switched on an app that tracks my cursor movement.  This is what my cursor's escapades looked like after a few hours.

I wait for the time when i can spend my time sleeping instead of all this working.

Monday, 13 September 2010

an apple a day..

keeps windows away!
ok im joking.
It keeps the doctor away as well...
Its called retail therapy :P

Monday, 6 September 2010

au revior

My brother has left for Paris for his studies. 
Oddly enough i think i miss him :(
One of our last moments together in Bangalore was spent trying to get a decent picture of the two of us. 
The picture didn't turn out so decent so i just decided to draw us instead... :l

Saturday, 4 September 2010

abode illustrator

It really does feel like we live in Illustrator the amount of time we spend on it!
My friend cracked this joke in the course of a conversation and i found it quite funny so i decided to draw it..

Monday, 30 August 2010


sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words are what condemn me.
Why are people's perceptions so immovable?

Once again IF has offered me a topic that relates to my project!
I am currently doing a project on linguistic conflict and its relation to identity. This illustration is part of that as well.

I would be BEYOND grateful if you could take one minute to give me your interpretation of this image. Feel free to interpret it any way you want.! 
Thank you so much!!
You can see what i am doing in my project here

Sunday, 29 August 2010


This is my newest character. 
Meet Muthu.
He's ferocious.
I've decided i'm going to make a series of narratives with him.
So keep checking my blog occasionally to catch the tragedies that befall him.
(You can clearly see he's the tragedy type from the expression on his face)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Today is rakshabandhan and im supposed to tie a rakhi for my brother. Unfortunately he's too far away and frankly i had forgotten until he sent me a hate-sms saying i suck.
Thus, in order to prove my love for him, i bought a rakhi and made this.

Since i can't send him one, he can print this, cut out the rakhi and, uh.. stick it on his arm? :l
:) Take a look at the packaging for the rakhi. It's quite interesting.

Here are some of the details...

the air was thick with words

I need a favour from everyone checking this post. I am currently doing a project on linguistic conflict and its relation to identity. This illustration is part of that (but it also seemed to fit the theme to me). 

I need people to give me their interpretation of this image so if you could take a minute to tell me what you see in this i would be really grateful. You can be as detailed as you want.

You can see what i am doing in my project here

Thursday, 19 August 2010

yegyeshwariyer joins the monster gang

I decided to convert my new book into a monster. I'm not quite sure why i decided to, it just happened. Here my book was, relaxing contentedly, enjoying its self being a whole rectangle, when it got snatched and converted into a vaguely monster shape. Draw a few teeth, eyes and loads of hair and my monster book is ready.

I named it Yesyeshwariyer after my great great grandfather. I hope he doesn't end up hating me...

Monday, 9 August 2010

the latest log

These are a few pages from my latest log. 
The scans are pretty lousy though.

Friday, 6 August 2010

going geometrical

Was messing around with illustrator for sometime yesterday.
This is actually based on an image i remember seeing before. Wasn't upto creating my own trees so i decided to go triangular..

Sunday, 1 August 2010

the modern vishnu

Vishnu has been pestering me to send him a postcard forever in return for the one he sent me from dubai. I finally made one and gave it to get him off my case.
As usual it was the post-first-draw-later method.

I give you... the modern vishnu!
I love making and sending postcards. Provided ofcourse that i get a response. So if anyone out there (hopefully someone out there is reading my blog) wants a postcard courtesy moi, tell me i shall send!