Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rain Game

 Illustrations done for Xseed Education , this is a story of Noni and Nikki having fun in Rain :-)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Travel and Leisure

A spread for the magazine T&L(Travel and Leisure)
10 best new-year fireworks around the world...where are you headed for NYE celebration?

Book Guide -Rupa

Front Cover
Back Cover

Cover done for Rupa title  'Great Books for Children'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

They draw and cook

One more for theydrawandcook, this time 'gajar ka halwa'- yes yes I am eagerly waiting for Delhi winters and piping hot halwa :-)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Illustration for Mobile Creches

I am doing a series of illustration for the NGO 'Mobile Creches'  it's mission is to ensure Early Child Care and Development of young children of economically deprived groups at urban construction sites and slums.

final prints

final prints

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New Work

Working with a fixed color pallet this time, this is really helpful when your final artwork to the printers. Even though these are not flat colour application (i.e they are not digitally done) I have hand painted the tree trunk, leaves etc(actually everything except the yellow of the birds is pigment colour) and there is a lot of variation to the green and grey anyways, but having a pallet helps to stick to the family of colours and the printer has a better idea of the colors that you are looking for, even if you are not doing digital illustrations. Anyways if you can, always carry your final artwork (hand rendered hard-copy) to the printers to match colour, and if you have no control over printing or your art editor just does not bother- it's helpful to hand over the color pallet at-least.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


On my recent trip to Munnar (Kerala) I spotted tons of these birds,  I thought of them as Robins, but it is actually the Bulbul, more specifically the Red-vented Bulbul.  Doesn't he look like a little punk with a fauxhawk :-)


are you.....?

Friday, May 3, 2013


It's getting so hot here in Delhi, and the only respite (for me) are the gorgeous blooming Gulmohor flowers right outside my bedroom and very soon we will have laburnums too :-).  Hope you have a great weekend. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BIG Show

Hey Guys! (drum roll....) My illustration has been selected for showcase at the Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) which is a part of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) from 25 – 30 May 2013, Singapore. BIG aims to showcase the work of local and regional illustrators and artists, across genres and borders. So if you are Singapore or are participating in the conference, please do drop in and also tell me all about it. I wish AFCC paid for me to be there as well :-) as of now am super happy that my work is there. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spinning yarns

Here is cover done for a collection of Indian short stories, Published by Rupa

front cover
back cover

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bani Thani

...and it's finally done, the story of two butterflies Bani and Thani. This books is being published by Room to Read. Room to Read is an international Non Govt Organization that primarily works in two areas - literacy and gender equality in education.  They work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children.  Room to read develops their own content, and they publish books, sadly this very book wont be available for sale at regular book-shops, since they don't sell books, but distribute it free :-( (previously I had illustrated this book for them)  I had such a great time illustrating for Bani Thani. A lot of imagery is inspired by the old city in Ahmedabad (teen Darwaza area) , when I was a design student there we would venture out every weekend and explore, buy yards of fabric( from Ghamtiwala) eat street food and do photography, it's been fun revisiting all those places and illustrating this :-)