Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The doodle themed showreel

Back to doodling thanks to my froggy friends. Two of my very good friends own a production house called The Frog Pond and they wanted a doodle themed menu page for their showreel. They asked me if I could do something for them and here's what I doodled.



Below is the final menu template enhanced with the logo colours and happy features of the face


Now, I'm going to endorse The Frog Pond. So, if any one ever needs any cool video to be made get in touch with the froggies. Here's a link to some of their work https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrspKqoNtj8L6d9kH2OzQLg/videos. Oh and they can do stop-motion animation with their eyes closed.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Doodle that killed the empty wall.


Doodling this wall was a weird experience. This happened last july after I "quit" my job and went back home to wonder. I was bored of work, was fatigued by unexpected hospital visits and needed something exciting to do. 


A smart phone app company called SWITCH based in Hyderabad was looking to make their start up office more fun. I knew the guys who started the company and they asked me if I could doodle one of their office walls.I obviously agreed.For the next 30 odd days I doodled like a mad person.


 Armed with black permanent POSCA markers,a cleaning cloth and a foldable ladder my adventure began. 
I would doodle for about 3-4 hours every afternoon.


I started with doodle characters and their random banter.




Then began the long texturing process. 
If you look closely at the picture below you will notice the difference in background, an area with texture and the area without. 


This background doodling was extremely intricate, i thought it would never end. Also, I moved to fine tip markers for the texturing so it took waaaaaaaay longer than I had anticipated!


I used about 20 thick markers for the doodle characters and 40+ thin markers for the doodle textures. 


The sad part of this story is these guys recently shifted their office.
On the whole it was fun! 
I can't wait to kill some more empty walls.

Tools : Posca Black Marker pens, Faber Castell fine tip black markers. 


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Jar Doodle


Food Poisoning + 1 week bed rest + mom's clay jar + boredom = a doodled jar  


   
 
Painted the jar white and then the doodling began...






Tools : Faber Castell black marker + white paint





Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Cigarette Box

The birth of these doodles were at a brainstorming session on a working Sunday. My colleague kept fidgeting with his cigarette box and neatly removed the golden outer paper of it.What remained was an awesome white box ready to be doodled.

These white boxes just kept coming, box after box. Colleagues would diligently keep their empty cigarette boxes on my desk everyday and I'd keep doodling.

Here are some of the boxes doodled during my work breaks.
The Goatie Box 

 
The Hunger Box 

The 32 Bit Games Box
(Can you guess the games?)
                  Pacman, bomberman , Tetris             Street Fighter, Super Mario, Street Racer

                                        Prince                                                     Super Sonic 

The Shoe Size Box 

Send me empty boxes and I'll doodle them for you.
Tools : Staedtler triplus fineliner pens + Faber Castell black marker pen + Black ball point pen 



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Food Doodle # 1

The best home cooked lazy holiday meal. Third generation family recipe.
Super Simple.Try it. 
Tools : Staedtler Noris Club coloured pencils & Mistubishi Uni Ball Eye Micro Fine Rollerball Pen. 


Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Sketchbook Project _Tour 2011

A few months ago while doodling, I randomly googled the words 'Doodle Sketchbook' and a link took me to the homepage of The Sketchbook Project. Within 48 hours I registered for the project and was waiting for a sketchbook to reach me.



Anyone could register with them and they would send you a Moleskine Sketchbook. All you had to do was fill the book with your art based on a theme you picked and send it back to them before a specific date. The Sketchbook then goes on a tour across few galleries in the US after which it becomes a part of the Brooklyn Art Library. The bad part - you don't get your sketchbook back. 


This was what they sent me. 'Down Your Street' was the theme I chose and had about three months to complete it. I was excited with my  major plans for the book and thought I could easily finish ten such books in three months. Two months later, my brother opens the book to find two finished doodles and asks me how much money I "wasted" on the book?


I made another of my major plans and decided to finally fill the book up. I bought a special jacket for my sketchbook and a compartmentalized pouch for my art supplies so I could carry them with me wherever I went. That very day I get to know about my indefinite official trip to Rajasthan for some non-stop shooting. Sketchbook  - forgotten in the corner of my suitcase.





I had completed about 7 doodles with all the traveling and was caught up with work, work and more work. Fifteen days left and not half my book was filled. Panic Attack. I doodled everywhere. Slept less. Inconvenienced my flatmate with my lack of sleep, bad temper and a messy house.  But like most stories it had a happy ending, I finished the book and managed to mail it on time.

My art supplies for the project



I like intricate details on my doodles but missed out the detailing on this project. Below are few sketches from my FINISHED Sketchbook.




Register for the 2012 Tour, the whole experience is great fun.They have several other interesting projects, check them out at http://www.arthousecoop.com/
And if you ever happen to be in Brooklyn go look at my sketchbook at the Brooklyn Art Library.Take a picture with it and mail it to me. 

Meanwhile, here's  the digitized version of my sketchbook http://www.arthousecoop.com/library/2036#page-slide_1

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Road Trip



So many roads. So little time. Take one soon.
Tools : Staedtler Noris Club twister crayons, Rotring Isograph pen (nib ,13), Staedtler Noris Club coloured pencils