Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wallposter comics day at GTS

The day held a surprise while we were waiting at the table. Sharad Sharma from World Comics India walks in the office and lifts the veil off the waiting moment. We all were going to make Wallposter comics. Every working member was at the table ready to try their hand at Simple 4 panel storytelling technique.

We drew the face of the person sitting opposite to us. Once done with a few brushing up of drawing skills, we understood the facial features and its role in creating mood and expressions.

We all came up with an issue that we will like to make a wallposter comics on. Once, the issue was there, we thought of the question area, message and target audience. After that, we wrote a ten line story that later on was put in four frames. Keeping the story equally informative throughout the four frames is a crucial aspect.

Once ready with the ingredients, we all started drawing the final version of our comics. We also went through basic communicative glitches that should be avoided.

Jeevan - Problems for pedestrians due to traffic.

Lisa - Communication difficulties in day to day life.

Shayamli - Eve teasing.

Maha - Littering waste around.

Anand - Save the trees.

Mithun - Mobile phone radiation.

Somesh - Honour Killings.

Jyot - Giving recognition to the labours of Delhi Metro.

Aditi - Being responsible on the job.

Jyoti - Eveteasing.

Mohit - Following Traffic rules and sticking to the lane.
Sorry Mohit, You finished late. So, your picture isn't there. Don't cry.
Photographs : Sarad Sharma and myself.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sketches at work.

Sketches done during breaks at my workplace. The first two are
done during meeting. A nice time to sketch people as they don't
move around much during meetings. The second one was done when Lucy was tied to my table. In the summer heat, she loves to take frequent naps. The funny thing is that, she hides one of her hind legs while sleeping.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Poster for tomorrow

My entries for the poster of tomorrow contest. The theme of this year is 'Death is not justice'. I began with working on the theme of terrorism and its punishment. Gradually, I moved on to the idea - How death penalty is like stealing someone's share of land to stand on. 'The one way drop' evolved from this idea.
'Take their guns, not their lives' is a more direct implication on the fact that, its the ideology behind the crime that needs to be understood, hanging the criminal is not the only right way to deal with crime.
You can visit posterfortomorrow for further details about this contest and make one poster too.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

World cup fever

ESPN released their World Cup campaign posters/murals. With a graffiti feel and quirky imagery, these posters characterizes the teams quite well. I am supporting Germany and Ivory Coast. You can see the rest of the posters on ESPN's facebook page.

The making.

These are the stills from my webcam taken during the penciling of the first graphic novel at Going to School. I use the stills as reference for my drawing. Stitched all of the shots together in a movie.

Saturday, June 12, 2010