Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Comic: Breakfast for Nausea

I am happy to announce that a comic titled 'Breakfast for Nausea' written by C G Salamander and illustrated by me was published in Jan-March 2018 issue of The Indian Quarterly.

Below are two of the finished pages of the comic.

 I have talked about this comic in my previous posts on thumbnails and second drafts. (If you wish to know more about the process or just compare the finished pages with the thumbnails, do check the links.)

Bonus Link: http://indianquarterly.com/breakfast-for-nausea/ (The Indian Quaterly have posted the comic on their website.)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thumbnails: Second Draft

Thumbnails, second draft.
A little while ago, I wrote a blog post about the first draft of thumbnails for a comic that I was working on. I also mentioned about the second draft, refining the ideas and concept.

Above is a closer look at the second draft of the thumbnails for the comic.

The thumbnails are not in order as they will appear in the print. The thumbnails have little more details than the first draft and were done keeping the lettering in mind. Also, I have masked out the words so that I don't give out much of the story/script.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thumbnails, the beginning of a new comic.

Thumbnails, first draft.

I began with a new comic recently, and here's is the first draft. Thumbnails (not to confuse with the nail on a person's thumb), as the name suggests, are tiny little sketches that help planning the pages, panels within pages, composition, staging the characters, etc. Thumbnails could be compared to scribbles/notes for a script.

These are very loose and sketchy and might not mean much to other people. One could often write few notes on the side of thumbnails for better understanding. Most importantly, making the second draft helps in making the thumbnails clear and ready for the final pages.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Portfolio Website

Hi everyone,
Recently, I build a portfolio website for me.
I felt a need to keep the work little more organized for the visitors.

Although, this blog would still be active and I would keep it updated. 

Below is a screenshot of the portfolio page on the website from a desktop screen.

You can visit the website at www.ravigupta.me

Monday, May 29, 2017

Madly in Love : Cover Page 2

And here is the cover page 2 for the Comic Madly in Love. 
You can visit the Cover 1 here.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Madly in Love: Cover Page

I am clearly not the best of illustrator here, but I tried to communicate the way the character felt and acted. As the story is king, I tried to stay true to it.

I realised that I have never posted about the comic on the blogger, though there are few posts about it on the other of social platforms.
So, here goes little information about it.

Madly in Love is a 22-page short comic illustrated by me and written by C.G. Salamander. It was part of Mixtape Volume 3 ( a graphic anthology) published by Studio Kokaachi.  Below is the list of creators who were part of Mixtape Volume 3:

C. G. Salamander
Dhanya Thambi
Nimisha Jose
Prabha Mallya
Pratheek Thomas
Praveen Nair
Sandhya Prabhat
Soumitro Datta
Vishnu Madhav

I am thankful to Tina and Pratheek for having me on board.

To know more about Mixtape Vol. 3 visit the following link: https://store.kokaachi.com/products/mixtape3

Monday, May 8, 2017

Space Orphans: Character Designs & Sketches.

'Space Orphans' a comic illustrated by me and written by C. G. Salamander was published by The Pulpocracy in the year 2015.

 The Comic was a part of the graphic anthology 'Antarikh Tales', featuring the following creators:
Adhiraj Singh, Anupam Arunachalam, Ashwin Kalmane, C. G. Salamander, Debangshu Moulik, Dinesh Ram, Dyuti Mittal, Kailash Iyer, Ketki Jadhav, Pia Alize Hazarika, Somnath Pal, Sudeep Menon, Ved Iyer and me.

 'Antarikh Tales' is an anthology of comics based on outer-space. (You can get your copy from here.)

 Below are the designs and sketches I did for the comic:

I would be posting more on the thumbnail designs and final pages later.

You may look at these past posts on 'Space Orphans' for now:
-Space Orphans - Poster
-Space Orphans - Motion Video

See you soon!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bollywood Villains Stickers

A few months back I was commissioned for designing the few sticker packs for Bobble Apps.

The project was different from the usual work I do. It was a change and I had fun doing it.
These are few of the designs from one of the sticker pack. This sticker pack was based on the Old villains from Bollywood films.

Friday, December 30, 2016

An Older Pitch

Page 01

Page 02

Page 04

Here are three of the pages from an older Pitch done a little while ago. Page 04 of the pitch is almost the same as the last panel on page 01. I thought this was an unusual layout from what I normally do, so I shared it as well. Page 03 was the exact copy of Page 02 but with little changes to the opacity of the artwork and lettering above it.

The pitch was done for a longer format comic project. The Pitch contained artwork from other artists as well. I contributed 4 pages for the pitch. Initially, the book was supposed to be written by a single author and drawn by different artists. The story was divided across various chapters so that would have worked well.

For some reasons, I won't be part of the book. I hope that the book turns out well and probably I might even get some mention in the book.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sketches from Pondi & Chennai

Here are few sketches from my Chennai and Pondicherry (Puducherry) visit a little while ago.
First set of sketches are from Pondicherry and in the second set is Hazel.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Entry to the Character design challenge : http://bit.ly/2fJMpKA

Friday, June 3, 2016

Life sketches **

Here are few sketches. I have been trying to go outdoor and do sketches. It takes a push to go outside and start. But after few minutes of the sketching, time flies away.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fanart-Sarita Devi & IWD2016

Here's a piece I did as an homage to all the women of the world on IWD2016.

This piece is a fanart of Indian woman boxer  L. Sarita Devi.
After being robbed out of the silver medal at Incheon Asian Games 2014 and a suspension of one year, she came back strongly with gold medal win at South Asian Games 2016.

Much power to her and all the women of the world.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Space Orphans-Motion Video

Here's a motion video for Space Orphans, my comic in collaboration with C. G Salamander
I hope you enjoy it.