Saturday, May 26, 2012

No Man Is An Island

For Whom the Bell Tolls

by John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Animation Documentaries

Frank and Olie

Mel Blanc - The Man Of A Thousand Voices

A Day In the Life Of Ambedkar

Done at the Draw to protest event at the Press Club Of India.  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Inspired by the world comics style of storytelling, my mother recently started drawing. A collection of her comics on topics and people that are part of her life...

Here's one of her comics - 

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

My Budday Comic!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Mel Blanc : Man of A Thousand Voices

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Moment To Illustrate

A detailed attempt at understanding the moment to illustrate - 

"Pulp Fiction covers always seem to be trying to cram as much action into the cover as they can (a lot of comic book covers seem to try this approach too). For example, someone's breaking down a door right as they're shooting another person who is just at that moment burning a screaming person with a white hot poker."


The other school of thought I like to think of as more of an "Illustration" approach. Painters like Pyle and N.C. Wyeth seemed to have a different method of finding the right scene to portray.

These types of paintings seem to be created by showing a moment either before something momentous happens or right after something momentous happens. I like to think of it as they show either preparation or aftermath. But not the moment of action.

In this Wyeth illustration from "Treasure Island", the heroes are preparing to raise the flag of their fort, in defiance of the pirates that are laying siege outside the walls. He could have painted the moment where the flag is raised in a heroic fashion against the sun, with pirates firing their muskets at it and the heroes straining to raise the flag. It could have been painted as a big dramatic moment, but instead Wyeth chose the moment before: the simple action of the character sewing the flag to the flagpole and preparing to hoist it above the fort.


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ten Minutes of Illustration