Tag: illustrator

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…

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…

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,…

Illustrations Vintage Style

Artist and illustrator Mohita Iyer started with a background in fashion design. As a design student in 1995, she was a national finalist for the Smirnoff Fashion Awards and her design was featured in Elle Magazine Australia, Mode Magazine and New Woman Magazine. Although her career started out in Fashion, she has worked in Marketing…

A Riot of Colours

Delhi-based independent animation filmmaker and illustrator Priya Kuriyan loves observing people in public places and sketching them whenever possible. She started illustrating for children’s books while she was still a student and thoroughly enjoyed it, leading to her career as an illustrator. After having worked in Bombay for two years with a company that made…

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.…

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…

Mid-Century Design meets Ancient Mythology

California based animator and illustrator Sanjay Patel started drawing at the age of four and by the time he was in high school, he knew he wanted to be an animator. After his second year at the California Institute of Arts(CalArts) he was recruited by Pixar Animation Studios, where he has been happily bringing characters…

Innovative Illustrations

Designer, Illustrator and Educator Neha Agarwal is passionate about teaching, learning and all things visual. Although she was born and brought up in the US, she is obsessed with Indian textiles, and uses them quite creatively and often in her designs and illustration. Here are a few of her recent and gorgeous illustrations for a children’s…