Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Maddo!


To my twin in a parallel universe, to my sister, to my best friend. Happy Birthday you wonderful soul. Wishing you a year full of more books (pretty sure there will be at least 52), completing goals, achieving brand new heights higher than before, and getting your doctorate!! I love you Maddy!

♥.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Gesundheit!

Just some experiments with water splashes and snot. 

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A Butterfly Smile - Pratham Books StoryWeaver

I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Pratham Books StoryWeaver this month on the sweetest story called 'A Butterfly Smile' written by Mathangi Subramanian and fully illustrated by me. The story talks about butterflies, migration, diversity and friendship, through a little girls eyes. 
You can read the lovely story on the StoryWeaver website : A Butterfly Smile










Soul Sisters

At the brink of completing 10 years of friendship, I got pretty sentimental, and decided to dedicate this to the 3 rocks in my life. They've been there through the lows and celebrated the ups, caught me when I felt like I was falling and taught every single day to be a better person. I have known for many years now, how rare it is to find 'your people' in the world, and I am extremely fortunate and grateful for having found mine. 

Thank you for it all ladies, love you, then, now, always. 
♥♥♥♥.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017


To Grand Adventures! 

It's been a great start to the new year for my husband and I! 
Here's wishing you all a very happy 2017!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Happy Anniversary Ladoo! ♥


Happy Anniversary to main man in my life! 

I love you endlessly, thank you for loving me for the weirdo I am. And of course, being a weirdo yourself. 

I love you. 

♥. 

Thank you for driving the dark away.



Thank you for driving the dark away. from lavanyanaidu on Vimeo.

TINKLE - Holiday Special Cover

A big thank you to the Tinkle and ACK team, for giving me the opportunity to work on this! I had such a great time, and went all out with the dragons. :D 



The initial sketch


 First colour draft!


And the final! 



Monday, May 2, 2016

Rain


Daydreaming of pitter-patter.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

You got this. ♥

You Got This. 


This one's for everyone who's ever been on the brink of change. Any kind of change that offsets familiarity can often be a little scary. 
Here's to taking that leap, believing in yourself and knowing that it's going to be okay. 

Make the most of it! 
You got this ♥.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

You came.

Finally finished! :D 

I dedicate this to the love of my life. 
Thank you for always making sure it's never too cold outside. 

I love you Ladoo. 

♥.


You came - Work In Progress.

Haven't had the time to do a lot of personal work off late, trying to change that. This has been on my mind for a while, glad to be able to work on it finally! 
Here is some work in progress, will post the final soon!

Hope you enjoy this! 





Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Practice roughs!


Been a while since I made time to animate just for myself!
Big relief to get back to a free pen and no rules! :D Here's a rough I worked on this evening!

App launch and gifs!

Hey hey! 
Late update, but my apps are finally out on the appstore! 
Thanks to Viola and the whole Otataa team for bringing Bato to life! 

If you've got kids, or still have a bit of your childhood in you, you'll probably love these!
 Check them out here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poppet-pop-with-bato/id1064503211?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knock-knock-with-bato/id1064430008?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flip-flip-with-bato/id1064500050?mt=8

I worked on all of the animations in these apps, and here are some of the gifs I created for social media! More updates soon!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

FA LA LA LA!! :D


MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MY TEAM!! :D 

Here's a little festive cheer for the holiday season! A short little GIF I animated for my OTATAA team! 

It's been a mountain of a year, but so much good to take away from it! 

Also follow this thread! There's more to come from this funny little bat! 
COMING SOON!! :D 

Hugs and love, oodles of it! 
♥.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

You.


Thank you. heart emoticon This year has been crazy hard for me. But you've been there through every, EVERY step of the way. Done for me, what I wouldn't expect any single person to do. I am and always will be grateful to all of this and all of you. I love you Ladoo. Thank you for always driving the dark away.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Kindness



We live in a time, where kindness is so rare, that when one displays it, it is welcomed with much surprise. To believe that we cannot change our surroundings, is to accept defeat without even trying. 

It's as simple as this. 

As Ellen would say, 'Be kind to one another'. 




Amazon India

I had the lovely opportunity to work on a couple of emailers for Amazon India this festive season, and had a ton of fun working on it! 

Here they are! :D Hope you enjoy these as much as I did working on it! 



Saturday, October 10, 2015

TEDx - Bangalore - All Or Nothing


Had a ton of fun working on this for TEDx Bangalore! 

Enjoyed the speakers amidst all the chaos last Sunday! 
Thank you so much for having me! 

Besides that, here's a little bit about the illustration: 
Kindness. Isn't it odd how rare it is these days? Whether it's arguments going overboard on comment sections on the internet, or things of a much grander scale in the world. 

Why has it become so hard to be tolerant? To live and let live? To be able to love freely? To be kind? Where are we headed? 

My take on all or nothing, is a somewhat utopic image. A world where we can love, support and protect, not just one another, but other forms of life as well. We can try, hope isn't dead. If we do nothing, all may be lost, But if we all come together, nothing is impossible.

Also got some great press from Homegrown and Bangalore Mirror! Thanks so so much for the features, luckily managed to get the paper! :D

http://homegrown.co.in/these-11-artists-interpretations-of-all-or-nothing-are-wildly-creative/

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/bangalore/others/When-youngsters-were-asked-to-visualise-all-or-nothing/articleshow/49127874.cms




Sunday, September 6, 2015

Loopers - Topic August: Kick

KICK


This months loopers topic is Kick. 

This particular loop has been a bit of a personal one to me. I am currently recovering from knee surgery. I had a terrible fall in June and have been trying my hardest to get back some normalcy in my life. And I am finally happy to say that I am able to walk again, somewhat of a mountainous achievement in my eyes. 

So here you go, remember to hit the ground running, and feel grateful that you still have your wings. 

Check out the other talented people on our loopers group! 



Asian Paints Look book - with Wariwatai Studios

Had the opportunity to make a couple of illustrations for this year's Asian Paints lookbook! Thanks so much to Wari Watai Studios and a personal shout out to my friend Poppy! 



Our city is our home, remember to treat it well, and add a splash of colour whenever you can. :)