Timekeepers Tarot 8 – Strength

The first illustration among many upcoming ones in a personal Tarot project that me and few others have been undertaking lately, where I create the art for the symbolism devised by those who understand decks like the Rider-Waite to help visualize it. These cards are also inspired by another classic story that has a cult-following but has largely been forgotten by the mainstream.

Can you guess who the character in this image is?

Rona: Legend of the Kodiaks – The Fall (Animation + Behind The Scenes)

A while back, AV Originals commissioned me to create a short-film length animation for their story, called Rona: Legend of the Kodiaks. While I’ve animated for other companies before, this was my very first animation of this quality. So, despite the amount of work it may potentially lead to, I ambitiously accepted it.

You can watch the full animation here.

Gunvan Bharat (MCA CET 2017) – Animated Promo

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).

Doobbear — Motion Graphics Promo

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.

DSK International Campus — UI / Website Redesign

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.

Logo & Illustrations for Pune Poetry Slam, 2014

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.