Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Sketchbook Project 2011

When I saw the Sketchbook project 2011 for the first time, I had no idea I would come this far. I thought it was not possible for me to fill in a sketchbook on a specific deadline when I had office work to manage. Still, I gave it a shot and it resulted in this. We all make errors and sometimes regret them, but this is one of those times where I committed to some project, made errors and they turned out to be right! The theme I chose was [your name here] and have shown various ways to depict the same. 


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Splash of Colors

Recently I gathered all my left-over paints from school time (yes, some of them have survived ) and sat down to just paint. This were some of the consequences of my hand painting(hate using a brush at times).


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Empty your Pockets !

                                             The Pockets Project
We all carry excess baggage with us everyday: keys to forgotten locks, expired chewing gum, intimidating balls of lint. These freeloading objects take our pockets, purses, and bags for granted, weighing us down and holding us back.
The International Association for Empty Pockets is a worldwide movement dedicated to the end of pocket clutter. Contributions to the Pockets Project will form a communal burial ground for the detritus of everyday life – and mark a new era of freedom for your pants.
Our pockets are overflowing. The time to empty is now!
All contributions are welcome. Simply sign the Empty Pockets Pledge on the right and mail your objects to us, or jumpstart your efforts with an Empty Pockets Kit.                                

Saturday, August 14, 2010

From Sketch to Complete: The Work of IC4DESIGN

I’m very glad to show you the work of Hiroshima, Japan-based illustration group IC4DESIGN who make fascinating, lively and intricate illustrations for clients all over the world.
I was fortunate enough to meet Daisuke and Hiro, the people behind the designs at their studio in Hiroshima in March of 2010. Meeting them and seeing their work was one of the most memorable experiences of traveling to Japan. These guys seem to be the world’s hardest working illustrators!
Hiro and Daisuke show us their work process from start to finish of a New York Times Magazine brief below.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Andy Singleton

Today’s morning product posts are making me so happy. The next one is celebration of fantastic metallic patterns and this first design is all about amazing paper cuts. The pieces above and below are part of a recently completely paper installation from british artist andy singleton. Andy’s installation, “dust clouds in the eagle nebula” was part of the “cut paper” exhibition at the bowey gallery in leeds and was inspired by photography from the hubble space telescope. If I had a choice between the real photos and andy’s amazing cut-out version of the universe I might have a hard time choosing a favorite. Well done, Andy.

Read more at Design*Sponge

Mr. Facebook by Lizz Lunney

We need more funny artists! Sure, we’ve already profiled a few – there’s Kate BeatonClaire MurrayMischief Champion, but here’s a new one to add to the list: Lizz Lunney, an illustrator from Birmingham who draws fun little comics about the most random things. Check out her daily drawings in a section of her website called The Daily Sushi filled with quirky characters acting out all sorts of antics — it’s a hoot!
And if you want to take them away, you can buy some of her comics over in her shop (international customers need to write to her first before purchasing for added postage!)

Have you been to Dastkar yet?

It's on at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore from the 6th of this month till the 15th. 

Do visit and let us, the non-Bangalorites, know what you pick up from the fair!

Some more good news for readers from Bangalore and Mumbai -  Puja Bhargava is exhibiting her jewelry for the very first time in Bangalore [12th to 14th Aug at Basava Ambara], and in Mumbai [30th - 31st Aug at Concern India Foundation's exhibition at World Trade Center]. 

You would have seen Puja's designs at FabIndia, and at the Dastkar fair in Delhi. Each time I visit her stall, I can hardly resist adding a few more pieces to my collection.

School Years Family Keepsake Box

I am so pleased to show you a School Years Keepsake box I did with Chronicle Books and Barnes and Noble. I had a lot of fun on this project and the final box design is so appealing. They really did a great job!

Monday, August 9, 2010


Product Feature ~ Low-cost self-diagnosis tool for rural India

Designers at Honeywell Technology Solutions in Bangalore, Ankur Sardana (NID) and Parag Trivedi (IDC), have created a self-diagnosis tool for people living in rural India. The design is simple, efficient, made with recycled materials to keep costs low, and aims to empower patients and help doctors by aiding patients to accurately identify their symptoms. In conversation with Ankur Sardana on why he and Parag created the tool and the role it seeks to play in the accurate diagnosis and efficient recovery of patients all over India.

New Sketch by Genevieve Kote

Pillow Talk by Runjhun Jain

A graduate of the College of Art – Delhi, Runjhun is an ex-advertising creative director who doodles, styles ad shoots and loves creating, in her own words, ‘easy, quirky and honest’ designs. Her maiden collection of cushions uses dori work, chawal tanka and applique to translate her doodles onto fabric. “I was sure I didn’t want to simply transfer my drawings as line prints onto cloth, that for me didn’t complete the step over to a new medium. I wanted to explore textures, embroidery styles, stitches and still retain the madness and innocence of my art. Each cushion has been worked upon by kaarigars on my original line work.” The pieces are charming, well-finished and have an individual style. Presenting Runjhun Jain’s delightful experiments with embroidery and applique.

Pretty Book Covers

coralie bickford-smith for f-scott fitzgerald classics
I found an amazing range of really nice book covers and I thought I might share them with all of you.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

Hi guys!!

Check this out!! Real fun and sketching revisited!!

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Continued....A post about Dilli

Well, I had written the post a while ago and I think the reason why I am posting this is because I have changed views about the city. Dilli, if you define, has no identity of its own. The special feature about Delhi is that it derives a large part of its identity from the people migrating from different places to settle in the city. Since it is cosmopolitan in nature, you can surely find people of different cultures, customs residing together. People of all colors, all styles reside in a commonplace called Delhi. If I state Delhi's identity, I would say that the main identity of the city is that it has so many various people all with their own unique cultures living by the side of River Yamuna.
Since the city of Delhi has a lot of Punjabi population, the lingo here is a metamorphic Punjabi. Ho Jaega Ji, Tu jaanta Nahi main kaun hu etc are very typical of the city.the lingo of Delhi provides a base or a foundation to Delhi's diversity. Some of the changes grew with time and some I will incorporate in the next time's post. Enjoy!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A tribute to Indian Actresses from the 50s,60s & 70s.


Kaagaz Ke Phool

Hare Ram Hare Krishna

Cover page
This is an editorial based on the tribute to Indian Actresses of the 50s,60s & 70s era where the role of a woman was seen as a subdued one while in these few films, namely Kaagaz Ke Phool, Awara and Hare Ram Hare Krishna, they have rose to become an inspiration for all those women. This was the time of the woman rising up, breaking shackles and becoming a more important part of the 70 mm screen. This photo shoot consists of three films, each from the three decades. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Illustrating for Fun!

This is one of those days when you just lie in bed till 12 noon and order from Mc Donalds or survive on the leftovers of yesterday night. On one of these days, you feel utter confusion in your head, random thoughts juggling in your mind and you trying to show that you're fine. And everything but lying on the bed seems a lot of pain to do. Doodling is not a pain on such days as it improves your condition and helps you get through with the day. 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Playing with lettering !!

During my attempt to complete my office work(with type), it suddenly struck me to post something on type and lettering, actually more of lettering.I had a few lettering examples and some I had created recently and decided to post them on the blog.Have fun!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Now this was a real mistake!!

I was searching my old stuff and found something which I couldn't believe that I had sometimes ventured into this field of design. It was very unexpected that I had some point of time been interested in Fashion Designing(which I would totally suck at right now!) and had been into drawing hot models with minimum amount of cloth on their body. Anyways, I found heaps of it when I was cleaning up my cupboard. Well, I don't still believe it and regardless to say, I thought that this was a real mistake so I put up this stuff here!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

While I was in the train

This post is about trip to my hometown. This trip was a 6-hour journey in a train and I had reminded myself not to take out my Nikon at any cost. By the end of it, there were these accidental photographs which I had no intentions to take(because I feel sleepy while I'm in the train). The sole reason being the soft sunlight and also the scratches on the window pane which created a great effect. But from then, I never promised myself not to take pictures again!

Monday, January 25, 2010

The little dewdrop

Since it is a blog discussing about all the mistakes and the errors, so I decided to put my first error in the photography field. It was in the days when I did not even own a DSLR! The first one is my first ever photograph with a Digital SLR and the rest follow.