Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Shiftin' Shade Cover art!

15th April 2014

So this is a project I took up for a friend who is an awesome musician. He has recently started Electro-Jazz. His name is Darren Pareira, a.k.a Shiftin' Shade. You can follow him and his upbeat fresh music HERE. I made a cover art for him which may/may not appear on his first Vinyl Album. Here is the entire process with the final results. ;) Enjoy.
Initial explorations that I showed Darren

The final painted artwork. I just went blank when it came to the background, but then I thought I'd leave it that way.

Tried out some filters. I actually liked the last one a lot, Darren even tried an ACID filter which I've tried really hard to find but failed.

Puppy Speedpainting

14th April 2014

I am feeling increasingly depressed, waiting for my studio results. I just really hope I get in my dream studios! Meanwhile, I am combatting apathy. I got myself to do a speedpainting after FORever. Here's tonights. Hope this continues!
I really wish I'd finish on the 30 minute mark, but this took 60 minutes to be exact.

Seeing the thumbnail I just realise how wrong the colours are, and how squishy-squashy puppy's face looks. I took this because I loved the lighting and all the bounce light and the balance of cold n warm colors, but I tend to see colours brighter than they are. Hopefully I'll improve with time.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Drifted to erotic art

27th March 2014

So has anyone seen Heroes? You guys remember Isaac Mendes, the artist in Season 1? Remember how he totally zones out while painting, n comes to consciousness only after it is complete?
That's pretty much what happened today. I was storyboarding a funny board, and suddenly started drawing the face of a hot lady. So I cut that drawing out and made it onto another document. And this is the result.

Let me know if you've had such drifting experience, and what you think about this in the comments below. :/

Saturday, 22 March 2014


21st March 2014

So this was done sometime near 27th Feb. Went on a trek with a friend, and it was so refreshing to see something other than the city. We climbled a small mountain and the weather was gloomy, and it rained, and the view was amazing. I guess once in a while it's something we really need from our lives - distance. It just puts a lot of things into perspective.

Cheers, and enjoy. :)

Thursday, 13 March 2014


13th March 2014

Hey guys.
Well it seems like forever since I posted any of my work. I have been busy with a hell lot of personal issues and massive motivation problems. Tonight I watched a TED talk by Nick Vujicic. I'm not generally so emotional, but I guess it was just the timing of it; when it was over, I was like a fountain of tears, crying uncontrollably and feeling more miserable than ever. If you need hope, you should watch it. I have been in a lot of self-doubt and loss of confidence for a really long time. To top that, I feel apathy very very often, which can get ridiculously scary. I just hope this weird dark phase moves off quickly.

So once it does, if it does, I will soon share all the stuff I've been upto. Maybe tomorrow will be a brighter day.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Summer love

25th Feb '14

Listening to Summer Love by One Direction.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Mal Cobb (Marion Cotillard)

23th Jan 2012

So I spent about 3 hours on this and I'm very happy with the results. I love Mal's character in Inception (and I recently watched it on TV for the 4th time) and got inspired to paint her. She is so beautiful and she has such great features. And yes I love her accent.

After really long I understood how to use color on the face. How to use greens, blues, yellows, pinks and browns. I think I amped up a few steps since my painting of Kate Beckett. Not only this, but I think I got the likeliness pretty close as well, and I haven't got a character right for a long time!

Hope you guys like it!

 Digital painting

original reference

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


22nd Jan 2014
I challenged myself to make an illustration of a non-stereotypical body type and convey beauty. I don't know if I suceeded, but that's what I wanted ideally. After watching Official Laci Green's video on women as objects rather than subjects, I decided to work on drawing girls in different proportions that the usual voluptuous women.

Saturday, 11 January 2014


11th Jan 2014

Comic #1 - Electricity shut down
I realized that I was trying to communicate too much in too little frames. The relevance of the cooking and the salt to the electricity has no relation! So I don't even know why I did it. -__-
Also need to polish comics.. Like draw first, then ink, then color. Maybe if I become more patient. :/

Comic #2 - Hit the bottles
There was a food festival in the colony with live music from kids and good homemade food stalls and stuff. So much enthu from all the neighbours of the Nav Pinnac Kanchenganga society! Made a comic out of the game some people were playing.
What I noticed was that there was an important frame that I'd thought of putting before I even started drawing - a down shot of the girl alculating distance from the bottles etc, but when I started drawing I totally forgot that panel. Also I need to experiment more with comic panel layouts etc. and using cliffhangers and eye-direction techniques to every page. Will come with time and practice I guess. :)

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Birthday Rock n' Roll Darren!

27th Dec 2013

Finally I can upload this coz I just gifted it to my friend Darren for his birthday! Hope he liked it! It was so much fun painting this one. I took reference from his profile pictures like a creepy stalker for his character and his epiphone guitar. Everything else comes from knowing him! XD Done in 5 wee hours of the morning!

done on Painttool SAI
You can listen to his music HERE

The Greedy Pencil

This blog is a collection of (some of) my work, the art I do for fun, my inspirations and the sweat that goes into making animated films. Enjoy!