Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy 2014!!

Wish you all a very happy New year! May god bless you with lots of happiness, good health n joy! Lets draw more this year!!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year 2014!!

another small one I did for my Email signature...

Friday, 6 December 2013

My interview about my participation at CTNX 2013

Animation and Art School Goa interviewed me about my participation at the CTN animation eXpo! I have shared some of the memorable moments I had at the expo! Hope you guys enjoy it!

Also lookout for a small ANNOUNCEMENT at the end of the Video! ;)

Watch the video

Friday, 22 November 2013

Back home from CTNX 2013!!

I just returned from an amazing trip to Burbank for the CTN expo!! Had a great time meeting all the inspirational artist and my Facebook buddies! I was also a part of character design Panel with Tony Siruno and Florian Satzinger and did a small Demonstration for the Copic markers as well! Overall had the best time of my life! 

Looking at all the best of talent under one roof I felt like a kid in an amusement park! Every direction I would turn there were people I looked up to or followed on web!

Anyways here are some of the pics I took at CTNX! (....In most of them I look like a teenager with his rockstar idol! :P :D)

At Character design panel with Tony Siruno, Florian Satzinger and Bobby Beck.

With Andreas Deja

Bobby Chiu

Demo for Copic Markers

Avner Geller

Dean Yeagle

Marcelo Vignali

Terryl Whitlatch

With my good buddy Torsten Schrank

With the cool pair Nikolas and Aminder

CTNX Loot!! :)

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Finished a few more characters this weekend. The coloring is done traditionally using Copic markers, Just compiling them on PS for a small sketchbook I am planning to publish soon...

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Chris Sanders sketchbooks! :)

Wow! Look what the postman brought in today!
Entire collection of Chris Sanders sketchbooks and they are awesome!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Another Character design WIP...

I really love using Markers n water colors to paint my characters. It gives a very loose and fresh feeling to the artwork. For some reason I love the way a actual brush feel than a Digital Pen! :)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The CTN 'UOP' art challenge 2013!

Hey folks! Ever had a dream to meet all the legends of the animation industry under one roof?! well...Here is your big chance to make it true! I am very proud to announce and co sponsor CTN 'Under Your Own Power' ART CHALLENGE 2013, an online art competition exclusive for students only! The winner gets a Exclusive VIP trip to this years CTNX with a VIP pass to all the events OR a New talent Table! And that's not it! The judge panel include legends like Glen Keane, Armand S. Baltazar, Andy Gaskill, Ed Gombert, Kekai Kotaki, and Scott Robertson! So start scribbling down your ideas right away! 

Read below to know more about CTN and the Contest.

International Design Challenge Presented by the Creative Talent Network
Win a VIP trip to the CTN animation eXpo

The Creative Talent Network, known as the premiere community for top talent artists in the animation, video and film industry, is hosting their first annual international design challenge where the winners win a VIP trip to the CTN animation eXpo. Open to emerging talent, young artists will show how they would design their own way of getting to the CTN animation eXpo from their part of the world to the animation capital of the world, Burbank CA USA. Whether a flying machine, shot out of a cannon or space travel the goal is to tell their story in one image and impress the judges. The distinguished panel of judges include legendary artists Armand S. Baltazar Feature Film Animation Senior Designer, Andy Gaskill Feature Film Animation Art Director, Ed Gombert Storyboard Artist, Glen Keane Feature Film Legendary Animator, KekaiKotaki Video Game Concept Artist, and Scott Robertson Concept and Transportation Designer.

This challenge is being presented in association with artists and supporters from the following countries. CGMA of the United States, DattarajKamat of India, Arludik Gallery of France, Satzinger& Hardenberg Feat. of Germany / Austria / Switzerland, Paul Young and Cartoon Saloon of Ireland, Sergio Pablos and SPA Animation Studios and Pablo Navarro of Spain / Brazil.

Important dates and information:
Opens June 1
Submissions close October 10th, 2013 12:01AM PST
Winner(s) announced on or before Nov 1st, 2013
The top winner that is chosen receives a complimentary VIP trip to the CTNX 2013 held this year on Nov 15-17, 2013.

For more information please go to www.ctnrecruiting.com or email info@creativetalentnetwork.com or call 800 604 2238.



Who is eligible to enter the contest?

CTN Challenge is open to animation and media arts students from around the world, who are 18 years of age or older as of October 10, 2012, and are either a current student or recent graduate within 2 years of October 10, 2012, and have not worked as a professional in the field of animation, illustration, media arts and video games.  This challenge is for “emerging artists” to showcase their talent.

What can I win? What are the prizes?
One (1) Grand Prize: Round trip coach airfare winners location LAX not to exceed $1,200 plus, limo driver pick up and return from LAX to hotel and back,  up to 5 room nights at the event hotel, one (1) New Talent Table or / one (1) full VIP 3-day event passport to the CTN animation eXpo all awarded in the form of a flight ticket and registration and reservation number. Can not be exchanged for cash.

What is the theme of the contest?

The theme is 'Getting to CTNX Under Your Own Power'. Create a single piece of finished digital artwork that describes the story idea of getting yourself to CTN. Whether a character design or a location /environment or 3D model or set the goal is through storytelling and design you describe  The Story of Getting to CTNX in Burbank USA.  Artwork must be a final piece of digital art and be submitted through the CTN registration upload page in .jpg format and cannot exceed the size of 1024 x 1024.  

When is the submission deadline?

All artwork must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST, October 10th, 2013.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Some faces...! :)

..been a busy weekend! Just managed to do some faces...How was your weekend guys? Had fun?! 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

New Markers!! :)

Just bought myself some markers today! Trying out for the first time! Absolutely love this medium! Here is something I am working on...

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sketches done today...

While my students are busy doing their exercises I keep scribbling in my sketchbook. Here are some of the sketches I did today...

Friday, 28 June 2013

New Sketchbooks arrived!! :)

Bought myself some sketchbooks of some of my favourite artists from Brandstudiopress last week! These are filled with some awesome sketches! 
As Charles William Eliot says...“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” I have always made it a point to buy some of the great art books available out there. It really helps you peek into minds of other artists, see how they approach art. And it also helps as a great motivator when you are feeling down! 

I believe that if you really want to become great, surround yourself with great people, great books and have some great habits. 

I shall post more pics of some of the other books that I have and a list of must have books soon...

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Some outdoor sketches...

Some sketches I did awhile back on an outdoor trip with Vinay Prasad, Shiraj Mulla and Our Students at Animation and Art school Goa....

Thursday, 11 April 2013

2nd Anniversary!! :)

My blog completed 2 years on last tuesday..thats 9th of April! Just wanna thank all my followers and daily visitors for your support, comments and visits! Hope you guys enjoy the work posted here! I'll post some of the WIPs n rough sketches from here on! Cheers! 

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Had a great time in Mumbai!!

Had an awesome 'Character development' workshop with some great participants in Mumbai last week. Three more sessions to go in next week. Same venue.
Pics by my buddy Vinay Prasad.

You can register for the next weeks workshops here:

Link : http://www.aanda.co.in/workshop/

Saturday, 9 March 2013