Saturday, December 24, 2011

SEASON'S GREETINGS EVERYBODY!! I wish everyone a wonderful and absolutely splendid and crazy year ahead!.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This is for PANDU! There can never be a dull moment with her in the room, and keep your promises to sleep on time aside when it comes to her, in her company you won't know how the hours fly by! Cheers to an absolutely insane time! I hope you have a great day! Happy Birthday! Lots of love and birdseed, from me and Floyd!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My favorite dog on campus, Doggie, gave birth to her litter of seven, sometime ago. All of them have bindis on their heads (save one, I think) and all thoroughly adorable.
Dogs are therapeutic, it is indeed, fact. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

This is for a friend of mine Jitterbug, she makes these fancy snacks for us whenever we're in dire need of food! Happy Birthday Nilo!! Lots of love!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

 To Harsha, Shubee and Veeru, and to all of those happy dogs who keep spreading the joy! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

There's only one person I know, who would go for weeks, eating ice-cream for breakfast even in winter!! :D And as she puts it, how can a day ever go wrong, when you start it, with THAT!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You see, I'm a big, BIG Rowling fan, It's been over 10 years and not one drawing to remember it by? No way, so this is what came out of it! Lazy afternoon walks between classes with Harry, Hermione and Ron. :D Cheers to a true genius!

I wouldn't trade my colour pencils for anything! :D

Monday, November 28, 2011

New blog face deserves a new blog profile picture! 

It's been so long since I sat with my set of wax crayons!! Took them out after so long, felt so nice! Tomorrow should be colour pencils then. :D .

So now, looking back at this in August 2012,
I did happen to have this chance meeting,
And I dedicate this post to him.
Ladoo ❤.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A day with only downs and no ups! Was a day when I really wished I could come home to my dog waiting for me.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Konichiwa! Yes! Totoro is now a part of my family! Couldn't avoid putting that silly pink heart, I've been waiting his arrival for quite some time, and now he tells me he's here to stay!  

These are long overdue Tokyo sketches, unfortunately didn't get the time to street sketch, schedule was packed, so got some photo references for these, hope you'll like them! They are a glimpse of a few places that I visited.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

This is the official promo for our colleges' (NID) international animation film festival CHITRAKATHA 11' Edition 3.The Fest' was an absolutely mindblowing insight into animation around the world with eminent people coming in from across the globe and our very own land! ALL of this was organised beautifully by our department co-ordinator, Sekhar Mukherjee! If you'll were around to experience the enthusiasm, you've been lucky! 

The promo was started two weeks before the festival. The animation, storyboarding and backgrounds were managed by me and my friend Dipankar Sengupta, clean up of character and outlining, character design, colour palette by me, final compositing was handled by my friend Shravan Arvind; and the saviors to all our last minute demanding for music and sound were Venkatram V and Matthew Jacob! 
Thanks everyone awesome working together! 


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Was getting thoroughly restless yesterday and was aching to animate, so did this! I set my best friend's hair on fire! I'm sure he won't mind though :D Happy Diwali once again to everyone, have a safe one and contrary to this, don't set anything ablaze! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

These were a set of illustrations used in a Workshop for developing a Community Museum for SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association), a project undertaken by my college, the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. The purpose of the set of illustrations is visualizing an existing space as a future exhibit of textiles traditions, lifestyle and art of the local communities.

here's wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali! May the festivity begin!.

The Boy Who Slept in Class

This is the video link and some film stills from my final diploma project, 'The Boy Who Slept in Class', at NID, that I completed end of August this year. I worked for an NGO, Thoughtshop Foundation ( ), Kolkata. The subject of the film is Domestic Violence (DV) and how it affects children and their performance in schools. This particular script has been adapted from a short story, 'The Boy Who Slept in Class', which is part of their publication and campaign, 'Schools Show the Way'. The srcipt has been revised and rewritten and the film animated by me under the guidance of Santayan and Himalini, my project heads at the organisation, and Sekhar from my Institute (NID).
 The sound and music has been composed by Santayan. The dialogue is in gibberish, it will be shown to teachers in rural schools around the country.
The film has been produced by Thoughtshop Foundation, in association with We Can, India (as a part of their campaign to stop violence against women).

Also! this film has won the TBS DigiCon6 International Film Festival Award from India this year and will be screened at the award ceremony in Tokyo on the 18th of November!.

We spread a positive message against violence and hope this film encourages one to voice and express.
The Adventures of a Little Mis's'fit

This is the video and a few film stills from my classroom project 'The Adventures of a Little Mis's'fit' that I finished sometime at the beginning of this year! It's a somewhat personal story and you might relate to it. It is about me as a child and my giant spectacles that attracted a lot of unwanted attention to the things I did and the way I looked. My escape and solution to this was and is my imagination! Hope you'll enjoy it!

This film was nominated for:
Tasi Viewers Choice Awards 2011,
Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival 2011,
Chitrakatha'11 International Student Animation Festival NID,
International Animation Film Festival-JIAFF-2011.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

'u' ki matra.
'ri' ki matra.
'uu' ki matra.
'i' ki matra.
'ang' ki matra
'aee' ki matra.
'ae' ki matra dont know if it translates in english!
this is for 'aa' ki matra!
The next set of images are all illustrations finished recently for Scholastic. It is for school syllabus. Each image describes a particular hindi matra, and children have to spot the objects with that matra. These images don't have the text though.. Images make it SO much easier to grasp things especially for children, I remember most of my bedtime stories but not so much schoolwork all because they were so beautifully illustrated!! so I hope these helped!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hi Porky I wanted to put this on your wall but there's some mess up with the cideo uploading thing :( Anyway! HAPPY BIRTHDAY you pretty pink pig you! COO!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

And the coloured one! Want to create a background for this one, when the image popped in my head it was just her, still want to create the world around her.. yes when I get the time!