Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy Father's Day Daddio!

Happy Father's Day to this wonderful man that I love so much! 

Bear With Me - a short experiment on timing with music

A short experiment with timing and music. 

So off late I've been enjoying drawing bears. So I started searching for a good track to animate my bear to. It began with looking for a disco track and ended when I fell for this track on kitchen utensils music! 
The music is therefore not intended for the animation, but on the contrary, the animation was designed completely​ for the track as a fun exercise. 
So here he is, sharing some of it with you - Bear with him, and me!

Hope you like it! 

Process breakdown from line test to the final version: 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day to you Mamma dearest!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Soulie! 

You see, I really need your dreams to come true, because it is going to be my happy place for the rest of my days! So here's to you succeeding at everything you pursue! 
I love you to the moon and back. 
Dog Bless You!

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


Just some experiments with water splashes and snot. 

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


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:

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



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! 

Hugs and love, oodles of it! 

Saturday, November 28, 2015


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


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'.