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

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


22nd Jan 2014
I challenged myself to make an illustration of a non-stereotypical body type and convey beauty. I don't know if I suceeded, but that's what I wanted ideally. After watching Official Laci Green's video on women as objects rather than subjects, I decided to work on drawing girls in different proportions that the usual voluptuous women.

Saturday, 11 January 2014


11th Jan 2014

Comic #1 - Electricity shut down
I realized that I was trying to communicate too much in too little frames. The relevance of the cooking and the salt to the electricity has no relation! So I don't even know why I did it. -__-
Also need to polish comics.. Like draw first, then ink, then color. Maybe if I become more patient. :/

Comic #2 - Hit the bottles
There was a food festival in the colony with live music from kids and good homemade food stalls and stuff. So much enthu from all the neighbours of the Nav Pinnac Kanchenganga society! Made a comic out of the game some people were playing.
What I noticed was that there was an important frame that I'd thought of putting before I even started drawing - a down shot of the girl alculating distance from the bottles etc, but when I started drawing I totally forgot that panel. Also I need to experiment more with comic panel layouts etc. and using cliffhangers and eye-direction techniques to every page. Will come with time and practice I guess. :)

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!