Friday, 21 November 2014

Mikki Ekko Study

20th Nov 2014

Haven't done a speedpainting in really long! Felt totally out of touch. :( Anywho, this is Mikki Ekko from the 'Stay' music video by Rihanna ft Mikki Ekko. I loved this frame, the balance, cam movt, lighting was just gorgeous. Crossed the clock by 30 minutes. :(!

Critiques greatly appreciated!!

Total time taken: 1 hour 30 mins

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Inktober Day 1, 2, 3

1st October 2014

#1 - A friend said it looks like he's doing namaz! It's actually blood on his hands. I realized I should have chosen better hand gestures to illustrate. Ah well!

#2 - Her face turned out much more elongated than I'd like, especially after inking! I think I got overexcited and tried to be too stylistic. Anywho, yay learning!! :P

 #3 - The only problem I had with this one is that deltoid line - it's so anatomically and visibly wrong! I decided not to edit it so I remember my carelessness.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Travelling sketches

13th Sept 2014

I've been travelling a lot this month and last. Many train journeys. These are just a few sketches from my journey to Goa. I wish I'd paid more attention to form and proportion, but I was drawing in the flow, more for myself. I thought it was hightime I update my blog regardless of how shitty the drawings have come out! :P Also gave some quick digital tones for depth. Enjoy!

This one had the side ladder in a screwed proportion! Dunno where my attention was.. Maybe I was just in a bit of a hurry :/
Lastly a snap from the journey! ;)

Friday, 8 August 2014

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sketchbook pages update :P!

14th July 2014

So yeah as usual I am posting after a huge hiatus! I hope I'll be more regular! I've moved to a new city, with old friends, and fresh work! Bombay duuuude! ;)

Monday, 23 June 2014

Sketchbook pages - Spain-Portugal

23rd June 2014
 So I finally inaugurated my new blackbound volume II sketchbook. :) I'm so excited to see the pages filling up. I hope You enjoy these! First few pages with sketches of people and places in Spain and Portugal. Meanwhile, I am busy looking for stable exciting employment. :P!


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Summer heat

20th May 2014

For a while I was really beginning to doubt myself when it comes to boarding. Just did a quickie based on my friend Shubi's facebook status. It's actually super hot everywhere in India, but I got the power of AC! Lemme know if it conveys properly. Criticism is most welcome.
Cheers and happy monsoons! (Yes, the first showers have cooled off my Goan land)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Second GIF

22nd April 2014

So I decided to take my previous GIF a step further and animate my awesome friend Ram. Check him out dancing. I haven't animated over a year or something so please forgive this nonsense.

I'm still happy with it. *grin*

Party tiiiiiiime! Feel that energy!
For those who can't stand the blinding colour!

Monday, 21 April 2014

First GIF

21st April 2014

Yes, as the title reads, this is my first GIF, and don't mind, it's pretty lame. I just wanted to see how they do it, and I managed this shabby work. It's actually a caricatured painting of my good friend Ram. It's more like a process GIF actually. I wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to draw Ram. Step by step. ;)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Shiftin' Shade Cover art!

15th April 2014

So this is a project I took up for a friend who is an awesome musician. He has recently started Electro-Jazz. His name is Darren Pareira, a.k.a Shiftin' Shade. You can follow him and his upbeat fresh music HERE. I made a cover art for him which may/may not appear on his first Vinyl Album. Here is the entire process with the final results. ;) Enjoy.
Initial explorations that I showed Darren

The final painted artwork. I just went blank when it came to the background, but then I thought I'd leave it that way.

Tried out some filters. I actually liked the last one a lot, Darren even tried an ACID filter which I've tried really hard to find but failed.

Puppy Speedpainting

14th April 2014

I am feeling increasingly depressed, waiting for my studio results. I just really hope I get in my dream studios! Meanwhile, I am combatting apathy. I got myself to do a speedpainting after FORever. Here's tonights. Hope this continues!
I really wish I'd finish on the 30 minute mark, but this took 60 minutes to be exact.

Seeing the thumbnail I just realise how wrong the colours are, and how squishy-squashy puppy's face looks. I took this because I loved the lighting and all the bounce light and the balance of cold n warm colors, but I tend to see colours brighter than they are. Hopefully I'll improve with time.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Drifted to erotic art

27th March 2014

So has anyone seen Heroes? You guys remember Isaac Mendes, the artist in Season 1? Remember how he totally zones out while painting, n comes to consciousness only after it is complete?
That's pretty much what happened today. I was storyboarding a funny board, and suddenly started drawing the face of a hot lady. So I cut that drawing out and made it onto another document. And this is the result.

Let me know if you've had such drifting experience, and what you think about this in the comments below. :/

Saturday, 22 March 2014


21st March 2014

So this was done sometime near 27th Feb. Went on a trek with a friend, and it was so refreshing to see something other than the city. We climbled a small mountain and the weather was gloomy, and it rained, and the view was amazing. I guess once in a while it's something we really need from our lives - distance. It just puts a lot of things into perspective.

Cheers, and enjoy. :)

Thursday, 13 March 2014


13th March 2014

Hey guys.
Well it seems like forever since I posted any of my work. I have been busy with a hell lot of personal issues and massive motivation problems. Tonight I watched a TED talk by Nick Vujicic. I'm not generally so emotional, but I guess it was just the timing of it; when it was over, I was like a fountain of tears, crying uncontrollably and feeling more miserable than ever. If you need hope, you should watch it. I have been in a lot of self-doubt and loss of confidence for a really long time. To top that, I feel apathy very very often, which can get ridiculously scary. I just hope this weird dark phase moves off quickly.

So once it does, if it does, I will soon share all the stuff I've been upto. Maybe tomorrow will be a brighter day.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Friday, 24 January 2014

Mal Cobb (Marion Cotillard)

23th Jan 2012

So I spent about 3 hours on this and I'm very happy with the results. I love Mal's character in Inception (and I recently watched it on TV for the 4th time) and got inspired to paint her. She is so beautiful and she has such great features. And yes I love her accent.

After really long I understood how to use color on the face. How to use greens, blues, yellows, pinks and browns. I think I amped up a few steps since my painting of Kate Beckett. Not only this, but I think I got the likeliness pretty close as well, and I haven't got a character right for a long time!

Hope you guys like it!

 Digital painting

original reference

The Greedy Pencil

This blog is a collection of (some of) my work, the art I do for fun, my inspirations and the sweat that goes into making animated films. Enjoy!