Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Darth Vader and Facebook

Is it just me, or do any of you also think that Facebook's default display pic (for the fairer sex) looks like a slimmer Darth Vader? :P

-Painted in Photoshop & Flash

MAD Ping for July

Ohkay, its been a month now, time to put this up :) this is part of the monthly newsletter for Make A Difference (MAD for short)

I'm not too happy with the coloured version, colouring with a mouse isn't fun :( Quite liked the old bookish feel of the line drawing..

The finished version had some coding added to the file (all thanks to Sajith, who's also in MAD), to make it look like this->

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Curl Gurl

Experimenting's fun! :) Did her hair in poster paint and the rest of her in pencil (had black paint remaining after the assignment work)..

I think for each day of college I bunk, I'll draw or paint something to add to my personal work.. Can't upload them instantly coz I don't have a scanner at home :(

P.S. Got some critique from the uncle at the net cafe, saying that her hair's too black

Lady of the Sea

“She never came to land”, said the villagers,

“Once in a moonless night does the old woman return,

Spake to dying creatures on her sojourn,

Some say she let their souls free,

That they may find their way to sea”

Thursday, June 3, 2010

When Harry became Sally!

A character design challenge in Deviantart.. This week, the idea was to take an existing character and change his/her gender, i picked Harry Potter :D More experiments with watercolors coming up soon..

Friday, May 14, 2010

Snow monsta

Artists' block.. Here's a quick scribble till I get rid of it.. Its a rain cloud in my mind O_o

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mothers' Day! :D

Mothers' Day Special! :) Saw the recipe in yesterday's paper (The Hindu) and I had all the ingredients.. Didn't turn out as good as the Chocolate cake I usually make.. This one has no oil added to it, I guess sponge cakes are supposed to taste kinda dry.. Found it tastes good fresh outta the fridge! :P

Art over the week :)

What I hate about vacations are the chores O_o Now there's a wonderful way to ruin the holidays.. Got to squeeze in these scribbles over the week.. Enjoy! :)

Friday, April 30, 2010


Last week our Chechi had brought her daughter along to my house. (Chechi is what I call the lady who comes to help maintain the house.. I don’t understand how some people can casually call them servant, it sounds like a swear word.. Maid sounds marginally better) They were planning to go grocery shopping afterwards and she had come to help her mom out. Her name’s Aina, a very hard working young girl, all of 13 years old and quite a young lady already..

She accompanied me in feeding all the animals here and amidst our chatter I came to know that she can cook (I’m 21 years and counting.. Instant noodles anyone?), she likes to draw and the inevitable - quarrel with her younger sibling :)

I ask her what she wants to become in future.. She ponders for awhile.. She answers saying she doesn’t know. That got the wheels turning in my head.. Waitaminnit… Would she be given a say in that?? I prayed she would.

Have you given a thought to those people passing by on the street? Those children playing by the rail tracks, the families living in cardboard shacks. The chechi who comes to clean your house, the fish seller whose throat hurts from advertising her fish.. The speeding auto driver who tries to get back to earn his quota of a few trips a day. The grumpy bus conductors, scowling at students flashing their student concession cards. The security guards, the workers on the roadside, those out-of-state waiters who work in that restaurant you often visit..

Those people whom we cross paths with everyday, yet remain invisible to us. Nobody asked them what they wanted to be.. They too have their dreams and aspirations. What did we do to be born into the privileged world that we live in? We had no part to play in being chosen to be born to a loving family, a sound education, food on the table 3-4 times a day, a home. We’ve been given the freedom to make a choice, in what we want to wear, eat, watch.. In what we want to make of ourselves. Not everyone gets that chance.

We weren’t born privileged to be rude or snobbish to those around us. The least we can do is smile.. Try and be nice to others, lend a helping hand. We’ve been given the chance to make our lives meaningful.. And perhaps others’ lives through ours. So here’s your chance, you’re living it.. Be the light in the darkness :)

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

IF - Ahead

Another artwork for Illustration Friday! The topic's 'ahead'.. I knoww, you may have seen this shot somewhere, but I really liked it and thought I should try it out myself! This was drawn and painted using flash.. Took most of the evening :P Click on the image for a better look-see :P

Thursday, April 22, 2010

IF - Detective

A quickie for the weekly challenge at Illustration Friday! (IF for short)

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Finally drew something! And painted it.. Its not as hard as I thought! I got inspired by Bobby Chiu's artwork, you can find him at