The details of this adventure are outline in my instagram post so I won't get into that. However, I had a realization the other day when I was trying to come up with a cartoon for the Indian Farmers situation, that it was complicated and I really don't know anything about it, and who am I to give an opinion it based on second and third hand facts? So I delved back into personal experience and real things that I know and talk about it first hand. The emotions and experience were still fresh in my head as I drew this image, and so it kind of drew itself.
Did this because I was feeling overwhelmed with projects, and I wanted to look at them visually and find some sort of synergy and connection between things. Great thing about doing this digitally as opposed to on paper is that it's easy to move elements around and organize them. Looking at this makes me feel a lot lighter and also makes me realize how fun my job is and how lucky I am to be doing this for a living!
If there is an interesting news story I do like to get on it as soon as possible and come up with an interpretation/response to it. Of course I really try and understand it first, specially this one as I don't know much about stocks. I saw a great opportunity with the stock chart sudden rise to represent the motion of the stone slung up to Goliath by David and the illustration pretty much drew itself form there! I'm happy with the drawing of Goliath especially as I actually tried to draw his form first and then drew the drapery on top. The 'stonk' was also a great coincidence that it worked well as a sound effect. I was really proud of this idea, although it didn't do as well as I thought it would on instagram.. but who knows what does well and why on that platform! More then number of people I look at certain people who's likes I really value as well as comments I really value. Here's the wikepedia article on this..
And ofcourse this was the original sketch in my little book...
Haven't had time to get into a personal illustration for some time now! This one just came on a whim, you can see the original sketch idea below.
In the original sketch you can see the monster is walking like a Frankenstein and a scientist in the background taking notes.. but it didn't get the stationary stuck at home idea across. And as you can see I really wanted to get that eye on the digital devise to work! This probably has no significance but I came up with this idea while changing my baby diapers.
Travelling illustrator with a love of comedy, history and music!