Archives for the month of: July, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 10.48.40 pmMany many many many corrections and versions later does a website see the light of day. It’s unlike anything else I’ve made. There is only the computer (mostly) and the screen. Things you thought looked alright yesterday don’t look quite the same today – there is always room for making it better and better – there is always more to do. I feel what I used to feel when I began doing print layouts, it’s a puzzle but the base is logic not emotion as much as art. I find websites fun yet they require a clinical approach (compared to illustrations, sculpture, printmaking, music, cooking and writing in my opinion.)  Here’s my first live website – there are a few more in the stages before going online. More websites coming up soon! Including a new version of the one you are reading! It’s still got some bugs and missing things but do check out Nafco’s website.

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Living Room ReadyWhat an absolute delight to make fun things for people when there are very few limitations! Priya got in touch with me after being recommended by one of my friends. She’s got a tiny daughter and has just moved to Gurgaon from Bangalore with her husband. She wanted to commission artworks on themes and poems and text that she has been thinking about and wanted the artworks to be based around these ideas. At first, I went ahead and did iterations for each idea and while some were approved – others took a while getting there as it soon became clear that while she was open to some ideas from my end, she had thought about some images herself and wanted to work those out. So here we are after couple of iterations and to and fros and some artworks are what I like and some are in the middle and some are what she wanted – but all in all they make a happy bunch!

Here’s my favourite from the bunch and some test colour sketches for it. I am happy making comissioned artworks from time to time as I like the dialogue – the encounter of two or more minds and how that changes what the output is. In a way it’s a good collaboration tool to keep the mind open besides the methods we already use for our work to grow. Next up is a website I just made and sketches from the amazing monsoon drenched GOA! Everyone loves a summer break – especially if it features some of the monsoon!

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