Saturday, October 25, 2008
"The sea's only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong. Now I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head."
If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.
'When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines upon you.'
"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greather joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
This is one frame from my final visual scripting storyboard. It was a very tedious course specially since it called for rendering every one of those 125 frames!!! Phew! Three nights of pure brainletting- if that's a word!! At the very best, its good to end the semester with one of these tough cookies...you learn to appreciate the possibility of simply stretching around at home with nothing to do at all. Boy, that feeling is so comforting to think of!! I'll be home on the 30th and I just can wait to jump into my bed and cuddle my two labradors!!!
Friday, October 10, 2008
I experimented a lot with this particular illustration before uploading it. I began by pencil shading the character and moved on to using black charcoal to add more depth to the treatment. Still unsatisfied, I uploaded it on photoshop and tried a combination of photo filters. And yet...the end product that you see here is worked on in illustrator, resorted to good ol 'vectorization' of the image. Phew! Now that's a lotta work!!
I was really missing my brother today while going through some photographs of our childhood together. I could recollect the times we would go fishing together when the deep gulleys near our old bungalow would fill up with water in the monsoons. Catching worms for bait was not something that I used to look forward to in those times. Also my brother was and still is pretty much obsessed with fish, alive as well as cooked. So this is for my intelligent and charming brother Bunny. I'm so proud of you. :)
Psst...in case you're wondering what the cat is doing in this illustration...its the brother's back-up bait!! :P
I just happenned to be sitting with my laptop in Tanima's room when suddenly a brown butterfly just landed on my left arm. You'd be saddenned by how this whole episode ended but it was such a pleasure to see it perched on my arm for half an hour without twitching even once. I just wished it would continue to accompany me because its presence made me feel very placid and calm. The tragic part came when I couldn't control my thirst anymore and started walking towards the water cooler. The butterfly had grown accustomed to my movements so I knew it would not hesitate. Contrary to my expectations, it flew away as soon as I entered the dark corridor and made a beeline towards the big white tubelight on the ceiling. And like most stereotypical situations, it was ambushed and eaten by a fat, fiesty lizard. I've never been so angry on a lizard before this night. Actually I quite like em...but this was really really sad.....:(
Saturday, October 4, 2008
This illustration came to my mind soon after witnessing the miracle of Jamie Hewlett's work for 'Monkey: Journey to the West'. And like his previous stint with the Gorillaz, Hewlett has not dissappointed me at all. His characters are cynical and edgy with a kind of manic energy that makes them so attractive and refreshing. You guys must really check out this link www.mokeyjourneytothewest.com to know what this lad's been up to.