Golu is the Indian Festival of Dolls.
To celebrate this very special event in Berlin, we conducted a craft workshop where guests could create their own golu dolls + a Supper Club featuring some of the best South Indian cuisines prepared during this festival.
Mural illustrations of epic mythological Indian stories
Mythology usually depicts Gods doing fantastic things. But what if we saw them doing mundane, ordinary, human things? Would it then be a stretch to imagine that there was a little bit of divinity in every little thing we do?
Postcard illustrations of Berlin's Statuary
A collection of illustrated postcards based on Rome's statuary
A depiction of the Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam using poses and their respective Indian Mythological characters
A series of illustrations depicting stories of the mythological Indian character of Hanuman, based on the epic Ramayana & Mahabharata
Tattoo designs for a friend of the legendary Monkey King from the famous Chinese Epic "Journey to the West"
Started off with a pencil/ink sketch which I converted to a black n white illustration. Then colored it on Illustrator and made some color variations. And in the end, did a version of it as a single-line illustration.
This is a tattoo design made for a friend, of the Indian patron deities of dance, Shiva and Parvati, in their combined form of Ardhanareeshwara, which is a composite figure which is half-male and half-female.
To start off, I sketched a few quick dynamic poses, of which two were detailed further in a pencil/ink sketch. Of these, one was chosen and illustrated in a single-line form. A few alternate versions of the single-line illustration were considered before deciding upon the final version you can see below.
From time immemorial, mankind has looked up and wondered about the stars and celestial objects that wander through our skies.
Was it a giant sack shrouded over our planet with holes poked for light to come through? Were they deities and demons carrying on their immortal battle? Did the heavens exist just for us?
Partly stemming from our limited understanding of the universe and partly in our desire to form some connection with the vast and unreachable empyrean band, we filled in the gaps with our imagination, creating our own meaning for what was out there.
This is a series that re-imagines the nature of our celestial neighbors, our close friends who are so far away.
A series of sketches made for the facebook group "Character Design Challenges", filled with awesome concept artists :-)