I have begun creating some time lapse videos of the monks being sketched. This is an initial exploration of the same. I am going to try and do this regularly and share the process of how the illustrations are created color, ink and all.
Tried playing and exploring working with photographs and creating layers with the monk. Some cool results. Still learning and having fun. Miss the simple joy of pen and ink and the meditative state of drawing them. But also having a blast playing with color. The best of both worlds - who said I need to... Continue Reading →
Tried my hand at some explorations with the Apple iPad pro and the apple pencil. Had some fun with color and textures. Still not got my hand at it fully. Here are the results.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Jonathan Swift A vision board is a tool that has time and again helped me create a road map and clarify my own picture of where I want to be in the future and become a catalyst to achieve the dreams. I have... Continue Reading →
I am having fun finding inspiring quotes and bringing them to life as sketches. Here are a couple of pages from the sketchbook.
a series of new sketches on being in the now. More meditative monks symbolizing the essence of soaking in every passing experience and switching off often.
a sketch I made on the importance of switching off everyday from everything and just being in the now.
having fun with a new series where messages are hidden in the drawings within the elements. Trying phrases now across elements. These are a build up to a large size image with a full sentence made up all over the frame. Watch this space and try and find the messages in these pictures.
I have now begun sketching the monks set within zen gardens. Many years ago I had visited Kyoto and I guess the impact still remains. The experience as I wandered through the gardens soaking in the effect of calm that permeates the space was spellbinding. Kyoto gardens was on my bucket list for the longest... Continue Reading →
This poem by Christopher Logue is one of my all time favourites. Its speaks on so many layers and is a great analogy on getting out of our comfort zone, to do things we thought impossible before and to take wings. How often have we stood by on the edge and not taking action with... Continue Reading →
Here's a pic of my sketchbook where I sketched my interpretation of mediation. The central thought was about the art of thinking nothing and letting the mind become an empty bowl. It's only then that we find ourselves with complete clarity.
Here's a collection of wisdom converted into visuals. These are curated mainly from Pinterest and I don't know the source for most. Each of them inspire and sympathise.Many of the visual quotes/ phrases connect and summarise the thoughts of a creative individual. Have fun browsing and add your list to them.
A close friend shared this quote with me yesterday.This morning I visualized it my way and created a doodle. This was fun and inspiring at the same time.
Last night I played around with hand drawn type. I was trying to get depth and three dimension using markets and color pencils. After many wasted sheets, an interesting style emerged. I am further going to develop this style later and add layers and depth. This was meditative by the end of it, just these... Continue Reading →
You never know when you could find that moment, in the middle of a long flight, at a quaint coffee shop, standing in a vast field of flowers, sitting silently by a giggling brook, watching a sunset over the sea or walking through the clouds. Suddenly, clarity sifts through and you have that epiphany, a... Continue Reading →
This is a poem on the journey of spirituality. The quest for the spiritual man is to return to the purest form of an infant who we are born as. As life goes by, the scars of experience and the scab of the world erodes that angelic innocence. How do we bring up our kids... Continue Reading →
"A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. Manifesto is derived from the Italian word manifesto, itself derived from the Latin manifestum, meaning clear or conspicuous Here are examples of manifestos visualized graphically that I found on Pinterest.... Continue Reading →
A friend of mine handed me a copy of Bruce Mau's incomplete manifesto for growth 15 years ago. These words have probably had the biggest influence on how I built the organisation and its philosophy. I wanted to share this with anyone who hasn't read it yet. An incomplete manifesto for growth 1. Allow events... Continue Reading →
I have recently been bitten by the hand drawn typography bug and trying to wrap my head around this skill. I'm practicing and learning the art of creating visually appealing forms that can inspire. Using quotes and thoughts manifested as hand written type gives them an added allure. Here are a few explorations from my... Continue Reading →
This is my bucket list.Though its a bucket list, I would really love to tick everything on this list in the next 5 years! I probably would add 50 more as the years go by on this wish list. A bucket list helps us to trigger and bring to life so many simple pleasures we... Continue Reading →
One of the most powerful tools that has helped me think really fast and declutter my mind has been mind mapping. I create simple and detailed mind maps for almost every aspect of my life. I have mind maps for goals, company vision, team planning, client briefs, holiday plans, health goals, web site maps, workflow... Continue Reading →
I am suddenly enjoying illustrating detailed stylized birds. I started drawing owls and chickens and I am particularly enjoying the details of the feathers and doting on the fine elements. In these moments, I completely switch off and my mind is only seeing the pen ink these lines as it comes alive. I splashed on... Continue Reading →
Hotel The Exchange is an independent fashion hotel in central Amsterdam that playfully weaves together fashion and architecture in unique rooms ranging from one to five stars. At Hotel The Exchange fashion meets architecture in the most unexpected and inspiring way. Rooms are dressed like models by young designers from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI),... Continue Reading →
I was at a conference today at Media one hotel dubai. The conference room at the business center was such a fresh breath of air. What was usually a strait jacketed atmosphere in a typical corporate settings was turned into a fun and engaging experience. A message in the lift for the business center set... Continue Reading →
A short animated film which explains the how, what and why of Idea Spice. This film explains in a fun manner who we are and what it takes for startups and SMEs to stand out from the clutter and connect emotionally with their consumer. We storyboarded this film and Ti22 animated the film. We had... Continue Reading →