Saturday, 17 November 2012


I learnt how to mono print at college! We had a workshop where we learnt a couple of techniques. None of them are finished pieces, we only made quick doodles to learn the process (and what a fun process it is!)
These are only a few of the mono printing experiments but I made so many!

Friday, 16 November 2012

faces project

As part of the same assignment we also had to create one single face/ portrait in A1. 
As you may notice, i added a bottle of Old Monk rum in the corner. 
Ahhhhh.. old monk... 
A close-up or two:
And finally, for a better idea of size, here i am with my man (so to speak). 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

faces project - twenty

My first mini assignment in my master's program was to make 20 faces (portraits)... in A1. For me, that's a pretty scary assignment because the largest I ever work with is A5! 
I drew my 20 faces in a Indian street scene. I guess I was feeling homesick :(
Click on the image to see more detail.

A few details from the illustration:

Thursday, 27 September 2012

tally ho

Woohoo! I'm in London!
(That's me moonlighting as Mary Poppins)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

chetna's iphone

My sister Chetna recently discovered she could put anything she wanted on her iPhone cover and flatteringly asked me for an illustration! She chose one of my earlier illustrations so i altered it slightly for iPhone cover use and she got it made!
I feel so cool... \m/
All that's left now is the matter of my pay. (I've asked for a new iPhone... bwahahaha!)

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

London time

I got accepted for a masters program in illustration.
I'm going to London! 

Monday, 6 August 2012

woodcut prints

I'm finished with the woodcut prints! It's quite a workout to make woodcuts (my arms are definitely more muscle-y) but lots of fun! 
I made loads of prints of the woodcut in variations of two color schemes plus a couple of experiments. I still don't have a scanner so the images are not very good, but here they are!

And finally, here's an image of the what the woodblock looked like at the end and a print of my last layer.

Friday, 3 August 2012


After the linocuts, I've started working on a woodcut. I'm making a 5 layer reductive woodcut print (phew!). Since there are so many layers it's going to take a while to finish, but here is a preview of the first 2 layers for now.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Here they are printed together. I decided to go a little crazy with the colours and try out a few things. I had so much fun! (i may have gotten a little out of hand, i now have an enormous number of prints and i can't shake off the smell of printing ink)

Monday, 30 July 2012

lino portrait 4

My final little lino portrait. Tomorrow i'm planning to print them all together and experiment a little with the printing.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

lino portrait 2

The second portrait in lino cut, its b&w print and a color version for fun!
I'm planning to have a set of four so i'm printing them individually for now but i will print them together when they're done!

Friday, 27 July 2012

lino portraits

I'm making portraits with the remaining linoleum!
Here's the first linocut, its black and white print and a colored one for fun!
(The quality of the photos are pretty bad but unfortunately, I don't have a scanner yet :( )

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The very first part 2

The cleaned-up first linocut and print followed by a whole load of experimenting. 
Oh the joys of printing and the wonderfully toxic smells of printing inks and kerosene! 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

the very first

This is my very first linocut and print... ever!
I've decided to apply for my master's and it turns out that once you write the hellish essay it's just a lot of waiting around. *snore. So,I decided to fill in my time with a printmaking workshop at Chhaap Baroda! This is the result from my first day!
I had no idea what i wanted to do with my lino so i cut out a small piece and went freestyle. It still needs a little working on though, I have to clean up the messy edges.
I have no idea why i've never tried it before though, It's so much fun! 

Monday, 9 April 2012

Work space

I feel like i've been in a bit of a rut the last few days and on a whim i decided to pep up my workspace for inspiration. Here is my new desk companion, holding a beer as an incentive to move it along.