Saturday, December 3, 2016

Nikhil and Riya by Ira Trivedi

An older option for the cover. Published by Harper Collins, Nikhil and Riya is a  high
school romance set in a boarding school in India. Below is the final version of
the cover done in acrylics.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

These circuses that sweep Through the Landscape

Did an illustration for a fun cover with some hand lettering. The scarab beetle on the cover later crept onto my walls.
It grew pretty large.

And thus spake..


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

So, I made a colouring book

Since 2010 our planet has already lost around 14 beautiful species of animals. Colouring books have lately been associated a lot with mindfulness and what better than to be mindful about how we are treating our planet and the beautiful creatures that inhabit it.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Princess Easy Pleasy

Christmas came a bit early this year! You can purchase this book by Natasha Sharma and me from the Karadi Tales website.
Below is a page from the book. Princess Easy Pleasy can be read by Princes as well :-).

Monday, September 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Paison ki Paathshala

Illustrations made to promote Going to School's 'Paison ki Paathshaala' radio programme that was aired in 4 cities around India. From left to right, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Delhi. On the right, is a Delhi auto sporting one of the illustrations :)
Picture courtesy: Going to school.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Chandrakanta

Cover for Rohini Chowdhury's english translation 'Chandrakanta'. Originally written in Hindi by Devaki Nandan Khatri,
it is considered to be the first work of prose in the modern Hindi language. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

What's that Munch?


What's that Munch written and illustrated by me  for WonderBoxx as a part of the July box at http://wonderboxx.com/shop/toddlo/amazing-animals/

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Posters for the Justice Project films

Set of film posters designed The Justice Project. These films reflect on the nature of the relationship 
between law and justice and document the struggles of individuals and movements that emerge from
the strange ways in which  the law sometimes operates in the sub continent, in turn shedding light its 
unjustness. For information on the screenings go here.

Messy Baby (for Wonderboxx)


Messy Baby is a picture book  I illustrated for Wonderboxx. Head over to their website or facebook page if you have children between the ages of 1-8 who like to build things, read and love doing DIY stuff. This picture book which is part of wonderboxx's range, and has been written by the wonderful Vaani Arora.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Everyday Happiness Mantras

This came in the mail today. I luuuve making trees with
flowers and creepers. Title design by Maithili Doshi.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Grandma's bag of stories.. and more

Cover illustration and insides for three books by Sudha Murty published by Puffin. 

City tales for Oxford university press Pakistan



Here are images from a series of four books I illustrated for Oxford
University Press, Pakistan. Written by the wonderful Rumana Husain, the City
Tales series is a set of bilingual books based on the adventures of  two 
sisters Sonya and Aanya. Soumya Rajendran did a short interview about 
the collaboration with Rumana and me. You can read it here.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Eat the Sky Drink the Ocean

I'm glad to be part of this wonderful anthology of sci-fi and fantasy short stories and 
graphic narratives for young adults. Edited by Payal Dhar, Kirsty Murray and
Anita Roy, this book is a collaboration between Australian and Indian writers and
 illustrators. It's been published by Zubaan books in India, and the Australian edition 
which is due to be out in February 2015 has been published by Allen and Unwin
An illustration from the story I worked on, made it to the cover :-)
Kate Constable, a wonderful writer from Australia wrote a beautiful  piece 
for it called 'Swallow the moon'. I had such a good time illustrating it, and 
collaborating with her on it.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

2015 calendar

Handpainted illustrations for a client's company calendar. A reminder that the year is ending already!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Video for breakthrough

video
I recently designed and animated this video for Breakthrough's #selfies for school campaign . You can watch the video in a higher resolution here (scroll down to see video link) Concept+production :Vaani Arora. Sound design: Aakash (Kshitij studios)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bystanders

Sometimes, ideas one starts out with while designing covers, change drastically
towards the end of the process. Bystanders is a story about the lives  of 3 people,
and a large part of the story is set in the 1970's. I enjoyed figuring out
different styles for this cover. The 3rd option is what will  finally go to press. 

Friday, July 4, 2014