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 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
Rosh
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!
-Ravi

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

Gladiator

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.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Space Orphans


Space Orphans a comic illustrated by me and written by C.G Salamander was part of an anthology 'Antariksh Tales'.

Since there was no news about the comic on the blog, C.G and I  thought to start with an introductory piece for the comic. Above is a promotional piece featuring Magatha, one of the characters from the comic.

Cover for the 'Antariksha Tales', art by Kailash Iyer.
'Antariksh Tales' is published by The Pulpocracy  and is out now. It was released at the Mumbai Comic Con, 2015.

For more information and to order a copy, visit: http://imojo.in/13l2kn

Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Inktober, 2015.

First of all, I would like to tell a little about 'Inktober' for those who might not be aware of it.

Inktober is initiative/challenge started by Jake Parker where an artist does a drawing, sketch or a study in 'ink' every day in the month of October. Artist holds creative rights of the work done by him. They might post them online with their friends and even might use a common hashtag '#inktober', this helps people looking at other artists work working toward a common goal.

The goal is to get better at inking, trying different inking techniques and also to get better at drawing/sketching.

A Pencil might be the best tools to do sketches and drawing as it allows variation in line and with the flexibility to modify the sketch or a drawing.
                       'Ink' on the other hand, is unreversible(waterproof inks in particular). An artist needs to be really careful and thoughtful while making his marks on paper.

We may debate on how a medium/tool is better than other, but the goal here is to get better using whatever medium it may be.

For more information on the Inktober initiative, you may visit the link here: http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober.


Now coming to my personal journey with Inktober. I started with enthusiasm and positive mindset but could not carry it towards the very end. Today it is the end of the month and I am done with just 22 of the sketches. I am still happy with the progress made as these were done in between the regular work.

I used references and sometimes drawings by other artists to learn.

Below I am posting the sketches in the sequential order. You may also visit the links below for the same and more:
-Facebook
-Instagram