This was a fun piece to do, and I'm really happy with the end result, which is rare! Was great just to be able to go in black and white. The only problem is that it literally took all day and this is probably not sustainable on a long term basis, unless I make this the only thing I do (which is the dream folks).
It took me a while to get this just right! I may have overdone the caption area, but there were just so many potential jokes in there that I didn't cut anything. I like how much attitude Billy the Bookshelf has, really strutting his stuff.
I have to say that this is one of my favourite ones so far. To me personally, I don't know how others reacted, but I really enjoyed the idea as well as drawing it and even colouring it. I also like whats insinuated in the joke but its still a bit mysterious, open to interpretation really...
In my mind this one was terrible, but now that I look at it, now so bad. I quite like the drawing, and nothing is more fun that drawing algae on rocks.
I'm happy with how this one is illustrated... strangely the one drinking the water ended up on a higher plane, and thats because I didn't check my perspective properly as I drew and had to improvise when I was inking!
This was such a fun one to draw and was great to have the contrast between the sweet mango and the mango pickle. Whenever I post these on Instagram though I never like how they look on my phone screen... I feel like these drawings need to be seen bigger.
Have been thinking of this joke for a loong time now, and finally its out. It would be funny if Ghee Man was always trying to clarify and explain things to people in an annoying way... and Sheera woudl be constantly drunk and stumbling around as his sidekick. I realise that this is very specific desi humour, but thats also why its funny!
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...
Travelling illustrator with a love of comedy, history and music!