Illustrations that take you back in time

Poonam Athalye specializes in hand-drawn illustration and animation and has illustrated for a number of children’s books and films. Her illustrations have appeared in many educational materials including those for NCERT and UNICEF.

Her illustrations have an old school feel to them which immediately took me back to my younger years when Amar Chitra Katha used to be everyone’s favourite comic.

Poonam’s illustrations recently made it to the finals of the ‘Katha Chitrakala Award’. Here are a few of them, made using gouache and water colours on 400 gsm, hot pressed, semi-satin water colour paper.

To enjoy more of Poonam’s illustrations click here.

  5 comments for “Illustrations that take you back in time

  1. September 4, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Very interesting technique. Poonam Ji’s work is good.
    – Gorakh Nath.

  2. September 11, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Her Illustrations make me want to be a kid again! 🙂

  3. GB
    October 19, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Oh yes, very reminiscent of amar chitra kathas.

  4. poonam pai
    March 24, 2013 at 7:24 am

    these are really amazing!

  5. poonam pai
    March 24, 2013 at 7:28 am

    the characters in unnikatha has been beautifully shown in these drawing..Well Done!

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