Category: Digital Art

Illustrative Storytelling

Mumbai born art director Amit Kaikini began drawing as a child. He would watch disney, marvel and DC cartoons and try to sketch them on his drawing book. He won all the drawing competitions at school. When Amit was only 12 he created a 10 page comic based on the Ninja Turtles. His love for…

Fantasy in the Mundane

London-based illustrator Janine Shroff grew up in Bombay. She claims that it was her lack of ability or interest in most other fields that made her go into the arts. However,in school Janine drew on her desks, notebooks and any paper she could find. Janine’s school had a small art class with prescribed topics, styles…

Art as Social Commentary

Born and brought up in Delhi, Kunel Gaur lived in a joint family full of uncles and aunties. One of his aunt was a fine-artist; and that’s where it all started. Kunel would stand beside his aunt every evening watching what she did. Whether it was water colour or oils or holding shiny black vinyl…

Christmas Greetings

I love this time of the year! Well, who doesn’t? There are beautiful lights everywhere, holiday mood sets in, joyful music and festivities all around. Another thing I look forward to are the lovely cards created by different artists. All saying the same thing, but in such different ways. Here are few of the wonderful greetings I received…

Experimenting with Design Styles

Mumbai based graphic designer and illustrator Eureka Alphonso never really pursued a formal education in fine art, but somehow knew she wanted to get into something art related ever since she started drawing at the age of 4. While she was doing her graduation in English Literature from Wilson College, Mumbai, Eureka simultaneously enrolled in…

The Call of Art

Digital Artist Devraj Baruah was born in a small town in the banks of the river Brahmaputra, Assam and brought-up in Guwahati. At school, Devraj scored quite poorly in art, he wasn’t interested in making objective drawings like bananas or a landscape as required by the school curriculum, instead was very popular among his school mates…

Explosive Poster Art

Graphic Designer Malvika Asher was born and raised in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Post 12th Grade she moved to Pune to do her Bachelors in Media and Communication at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, where she pretty much figured out that graphic design and creative advertising was her calling.  While at college, she even…

Designer & Dancer

Miti Desai is an alumnus of Sophia Polytechnic (India), Portfolio Centre (USA) and Bauhaus(Germany).  She won many awards and medals in her original field of Graphic Design, but the urge to feel body design led her to dance. She was looking for a spiritual approach to satisfy a deep inner quest which she found at Nateshvari, a dance…

Storyteller

Visual artist Shweta Mohapatra is an animation film design graduate of the prestigious  National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) and has done her post-baccalaureate at PASCA (France). Her interests lie in various forms of story telling, which could be via Illustration, Animation films, Installation, Products or  Art. Here is what she says  ”To me life is a…

Cool, Fun Illustrations

Australia-based illustrator and designer, Karan Singh was an avid viewer of  the children’s series Art Attack as a child. Much hasn’t changed since then. His passion for art and obsession for bright colours led him to work for clients ranging from magazine publications (GQ, Wired, Acclaim) to international brands (MTV, Ferrero, Nickelodeon). Here are a few of…

Chaotic Strokes

Illustrator and concept artist Satish G has been drawing for as long as he can remember. After a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Bangalore’s premier Fine Arts college, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, nearly 10 years ago, he joined the ad world. Satish worked as an illustrator and concept artist, specializing in figurative illustrations and urban style.…

Grids

Mumbai-based, illustrator and designer Anant Kulkarni‘s relationship with art started when he was in secondary school. Having polished his skills at the prestigious Sir J.J. Institute Of Applied Arts, Mumbai, Anant gradually developed an interest in the creation of Visual forms, Pictorial forms and Designing. After his graduation, Anant started his career with a job…

Kavla – The Crow

Abhijit Kalan graduated from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art and majored in photography. He loves reading, writing in Marathi, doodling, travelling and meeting random people to strike good conversations. While in school, he was nick named Kavla (crow in Marathi). During one of his college assignments, when asked to create an identity design for…

Colour Cool

Illustrator and Animator Sameer Kulkarni hoped to create magical animation movies ever since he was a school child. Soon after his graduation in Commerce, Sameer joined the Thumbnail Institute of Animation Arts and honed his skills to reach his goal of becoming an animator. Inspired and encouraged by his father Anant Kulkarni, his mentor Sameer…

Art With Heart!

Sonia Gaud Tiwari did her Bachelors in Electronic Media from Educational Multimedia Research Center, Indore where she focussed on making social documentaries for National Television. While creating short films soon after, Sonia felt she needed a more powerful medium of film-making where she could be more abstract, imaginative and experimental. So, she decided to pursue…

For the Love of Doodling

Freelance Illustrator and Digital Artist Saher Imran graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Bangalore as a Lifestyle Accessory designer. Her love for doodling, which she  has been doing since her 9th grade, lead her to a career of an illustrator.   Inspired by a host of random things like music, culture,…

Powerful Posters

Media science graduate and passionate designer Rupinder Singh‘s interest in graphic designing began back in his childhood days. As a child he would always go through magazine covers, movie posters and print advertisements and wonder about the interesting ideas and designs on them. A lover of doodling and drawing , his earliest tryst with art…

Inkspiration

Mumbai-based Graphic Designer Gautam Gajbar is the man behind most of the awesome illustrations of Nike India’s Concept Bleed Blue for the World Cup, 2011. Depicting the passion and faith of Team India and India’s love for cricket and its heroes, Gautam designed the the logo identity for the project and a series of  T…

Firangi Rang Barangi

Toronto-based Visual Artist Meera Sethi loves bright acrylic paints, pencils, fineliners, graphic design,  photography, textiles and interiors. Taking elements from her life, her work reflects aspects from the  North American and Indian culture. Meera’s work is full of minute details, lush colours, geometric abstractions and minimalist clarity. Here are few of her colourful paintings from…

Bright, Bold Colours and Colliding Patterns

Award winning illustrator Jessica Singh was born in Australia to an Indian father and an American mother. She has been drawing since a very young age and moved to London to study illustration at the Central Saint Martins College of Art. Jessica has won awards with Kit Cosmetics and Graniph, Japan and worked for clients like MTV…

Turning the familiar on its head

Freelance illustrator Chetan Kumar has been drawing since a very early age, and always knew it was something he was going to pursue as a career. Inspired by his various travels and mainly the urban landscapes his illustrations have a sense of playfulness in them. ”Turning the familiar on its head” as he says. Chetan’s…

Creatures of the Comic Book World

Swapnil Singh was crazy about cartoons and comic books since he was a child, but he did not think he would make it his profession untill after his college years. He started working as a freelancer for children’s books & then slowly moved to comic books. Taught by Industry legends like Dilip Chaubey, Dhiraj Verma,…

Phantom Covers and More

Vivek Goel is the first ever artist from India who created covers for the much loved comic book Phantom for Moonstone Books,USA. Originally from the Merchant Navy, Vivek left his world at sea for his love for comics. He has worked for reputed publishers like Raj Comics, Marvel Comics and Level 10 Comics. His amazing pencilling…

Creating Cool Characters & Wonderful Worlds

Indian-born, Toronto based designer Robin Joseph was lucky to meet great people in the animation industry during his early years. He was mentored by Ajit Rao who guided him to join the Sheridan College in Canada. After his three-year course in classical animation he worked at House of Cool in Toronto. Two years ago, he…

Comic Caper

As a child Abhishek Malsuni loved his comic books. He was so taken by them that he made it his aim to become a comic book artist. He joined College of Arts & Crafts, Lucknow to pursue BFA in Applied arts and started working as a freelance Penciler/Inker for renowned Indian comic book publishers like…

Delightful Monsters and Cool Indian Folk Art

Mumbai-based Art Director Siddhi Yadav loves exploring and experimenting with new Indian folk art styles. After graduating from the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai with a Diploma in Applied Art  and a major in Illustration, Siddhi chose a career in advertising. Besides working in the advertising industry, she enjoys teaching art to children and creating sand art in…

A Mélange of Cultures & Styles

Bangalore-based illustrator, sculptor and graphic artist Rishidev RK celebrates a mélange of cultures and styles through his original and inventive works of art. A concoction of vibrant colours and vivid forms, his creations are deep-rooted in ethnic Indian design, and have adorned the campaigns of many major brands like Lee, Nirvana Films, Avakkai Films etc.…

Cool & Futuristic

Multi talented Digital artist, Rajaram Rajendran is also an interactive designer, filmmaker, half programmer, motion graphics artist, hobbyist photographer, part-time writer and a wannabe musician.  His work won him 3rd place at the Webdesign International Festival 08 at Limoges, France and his wallpapers have been featured in the FWA.  Here are a few of his…

Creative Chaos

Mumbai based illustrator and motion graphics artist Sameer Kulavoor has an obsession for drawing. He loves creating images, some still and some that move. His work has been featured in many well known publications such as Luerzers Archive: 200 best illustrators worldwide, D&AD, Communication Arts, The Art Directors club, IDN and Computer Arts Projects. Highly inspired…

Bringing out the Fun in Life

Abu Dhabi born Illustrator Alicia Souza loves colours and seems to love drawing on anything she finds. She is the designer of three fun fonts called Smile Baby Smile, Alphabots and Monsterocity. Her illustrations are as colourful and fun as herself. Here is a cool illustration on her life and a few others that will…

Intricate Illustrations

London based illustrator Jitesh Patel’s work is heavily influenced by the world of nature and fashion, and executed with a seamless blend of hand drawn and digital techniques. Jitesh’s work has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and books, including the book 300% Cotton by Helen Walters (Laurence King Publishing), License to Inspire by Central…

Charming!!!

Calcutta-born illustrator and designer Nidhi Chanani migrated to Southern California when she was very young. She started drawing very early on in life and has created a lot of character sketches through years of sketching. It was only recently though that she started to draw the characters interacting and that is when art as a…

Vivid Dreams, Electric Creations

Inspired by colours, music, family, friends, coffee, time, dreams and human emotions, Madhuri Maram though still a student, creates art like a pro. Even as a child she always loved art and even trained to be a traditional artist, but it was the Internet that actually exposed her to the best of her work.  Madhuri became…

Über Cool Underground Designs

Calcutta based digital artist Fahd Hussein has been an active member of the online underground art community for over 14 years. His style and content has matured over the years through horror, schockcore & fantasy art to settle into a lazily surreal, neo-psychedelic blend of detail and thought. Here is his creation for The Art…

Awesome Animation

Delhi born Animator, Designer and Director Varun Chawla was always good at drawing. He loved making portraits while at school and it was only when his fine arts teacher advised him to join an art college did he realise that drawing could be more than just a hobby. His graduate campaign won him the annual…

A perfect blend of Art and Science

Designer and 3D sketch artist Sunil Pant has got some amazing work to his credit. He is the Visual development artist for Megamind a movie by dreamworks releasing in December 2010, design artist for The Club a game by SEGA and 3D design artist for Iron Man 2 to name a few. Currently he is…

Adorable Doodles

Busy as a bee, Gulzar Junaid wishes there were more than 24 hours in a day. Currently focussed on the story telling aspect of animation, Gulzar is working on his own scripts for a television series and a movie. Apart from that he is also working on a game concept, various client projects, and a book with…

‘Rocking’ Poetry

Poet, Designer, Photographer, Lyricist, Entrepreneur -Aju Thomas is a man of many talents. Apart from running a software company with his friends Aju also loves to write poems. Here are few of his Sayiku entries into the World Poets Society: Rules for Sayiku 1.)The central feel should appear to the wanton eye as derogatory, pessimistic…

Compelling Concepts

Originally from the field of commerce, it was fate that brought Mahesh Nambiar to the world of art. He joined an art school while waiting to get his place in a good post graduation school and little did he know that this would become his calling! His love for art got deeper and he trained…

Ahh, to be a child again…

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/1932693/of-indian-origin?claim=96vfrkymwbc”>Follow my blog with bloglovin</a> Shishir Naik is a very talented illustrator and visual development artist who has worked as a character designer, storyboard artist and animator for the iconic film Hanuman – the first ever full-length animation film made entirely in India. He uses different styles of illustrations in his work but what…

Captivating ‘Type’

Tanushree Rana’s passion for design started at the tender age of 8 when she created a collage for her mother. Today, many years on her love for design and colours has only strengthened with each project she takes up. Her speciality lies in vector art, colours and typography. Here are a few of her captivating…

Gods are great !

For all those who wondered what I meant by linked to India by soul, here is an excellent example. Herve Toussaint aka Santosam81 who is originally from Belgium has been living, travelling and painting in India for the last 15 years. Currently living in Laxmanjhoola Santos creates amazing art using his distinct style of painting,…

Friday just got Psychedelic !!!

Psychedelic Pop Art

Here is starting of the weekend with some amazing work created by self-taught artist Archan Nair. Originally from the field of fashion, Archan started off his romance with digital art by mixing a friend’s wallpaper and has never looked back since then….thank god for that! Art director and illustrator, Archan has created some amazing design-work for brands…

The Enticing World of Digital Art

What better way to start off my new digital blog than with these absolutely amazing digital art created by Computer Graphic artist Neville Dsouza. He is the first Indian whose work has been featured on the cover page of Ballistic Publishing’s ‘EXOTIQUE 5‘ which showcases the world’s best in new character artwork. His use of lighting and…

Mid-week humour

I came across these illustrations while browsing and thought I must share them. I love the way Nithin Rao says so much through his humorous illustrations. Here are a few of them for some midweek cheer! Disclaimer : All images used are solely owned by the artist and are reproduced here with prior permission. Please do not…