This was commissioned to me in the honor of a saxophonist, Lord Yancyy. The line-art is based on an actual photo, but altered and redrawn in some respects.
This summer, I was commissioned for two animated videos to promote Gunvan Bharat’s registrations openings — one which I’m not really proud of (given the rushed deadline), and another which I really like how it turned out. This post is about the latter.
The brief for this one given to me was simple, frame-by-frame animation (aka, frames drawn by hand), with the style being nothing but clean lines.
Of course, there were aspects of the storyboard that couldn’t be quickly done by hand given the tight deadline, so I had to resort to cheating — using backface culling and motion tweens in 3D space — while still giving it the appearance of hand-drawn animation.
The tools used in this project were Krita (for frame-by-frame animation), Synfig and Blender (for everything else).
A few years back I was asked to help RollingStache Studios create a promotional video for a brand new social media app called Doobbear. So, with every ounce of my skill at my disposal, from storyboarding, to animation, I did just that, along with help from artists from the studio handling illustrations, certain aspects of motion graphics, as well as the final compilation and sound design.
Since I was proficient in them — and because it was entirely possible as well as convenient — I stuck through the entire project with opensource software, such as Inkscape, Krita, Synfig and Blender.
A poem I wrote sometime two years back about the human nature’s destructive ideological certainty. Initially I was frustrated by such a tendency on the Right, but recently I’ve started noticing it on the Left too where it grew dangerously in the last few years.
Some time back I was requested to do some branding work for Travel o’ Wiki. The catch was that they had a shoestring budget in terms of starting off their brand and required core collaterals — mostly a Logo, Mascot, Letterhead and Business Card — for the launch of their website.
They also required specific colors for their brand — black and orange — although, I believed adding byzantium would enhance the brand.
Considering this was my first major branding project, I did my best to create the necessary collaterals, including the mascot in several poses and various uses.
On my brief contract with DSKIC, among many other things I was asked to redesign their website. One of the core points in the brief was to keep it traditionally familiar (along similar lines as the Rubika website), and yet upgrade the looks as well as the interface to fit in with modern times. After the upgrade, I eventually handed the administration of the site back to the school.
The “Pune Poetry Slam” movement officially began at November of 2013, when a group of school students — inspired by western poets like Phil Kaye, Sarah Kay and Anis Mojgani — decided to start their own small slam sessions in the city. Ever since then, the Spoken Word culture of Pune exploded city-wide, inviting poets of many origins and professions, from different parts of the country.
I decided to illustrate some of these most regular and amazing poets of the year ’14 as a means to celebrate their art.
Talking about Art and Psychology, but might also contain a bit of insight on Politics.
They say imagination encircles the world. That’s a good view, but there’s another story. Even though imagination may not necessarily be “finite”, it is still susceptible to human limitations. These limitations vary from person to person, and affects many instances of our lives (and even our beliefs).
How do you find out the limits of your own imagination?
A passionate engineer. A reluctant politician. A man who was so intellectually and empathetically connected with the youth of this nation that his birthday is regarded as World Students Day.
A tragic news detonated across the internet: The People’s President had passed away due to cardiac arrest. Knowing this, the social media flooded with remorse, venerations and even stories of the man’s intelligence, accomplishments and — above all — his kindness.
This isn’t one of those stories. There’s plenty of them elsewhere.
I worked with RolligStache Studios as an animator on a video presentation for our client dMACQ. The animation needed to be timed to the video, so I focused on animating individual elements instead we could compose them as we go, except for the city / angel and sole motion graphics scenes.