A couple of illustrations made for an art exhibition “Monsters Under The Bed” in October 2018.
Djinn n Tonic
A pun on the drink ‘gin and tonic’, with “djinn” being an Islamic supernatural being.
A pun on the drink ‘vermouth’, with “bhooth” meaning “ghost” in Marathi/Hindi.
A redesign project for a Criterion Collection film, Federico Fellini’s La Strada (1954). Using symbols from the film such as tomatoes, instruments, and the sea, the story of the main character Gelsomina (Giuletta Masina) is told through these illustrations as she is sold by her mother to a strongman Zampano (Anthony Quinn) which begins her hard journey on the road and in circus life.
Call For Entries
A mock call for entries poster for the Society of Illustrators.
Gouache painting in which a princess looks into a mirror to reveal her true form as a sea witch.
Watercolour illustration based on an op-ed piece that made a comment on celebrity worship.
A gouache painting depicting the Hindu story of eclipse in which the disembodied head of an asura, Rahu, swallows up the Sun god, Surya.
The Blue Jackal
Mock book cover for the Indian folktale "The Blue Jackal", in which an ordinary jackal falls into a vat of blue dye and is then seen as a divine ruler for the rest of the jungle. Done in gouache.
A gouache piece inspired by the paintings of Manjit Bawa depicting the Hindu deities Shiva, and the only female avatar of the god Vishnu, Mohini.
Soilent Green Album Cover
An mock album cover created to convey the eclectic mood of the record 'Sewn Mouth Secrets' by Soilent Green, specifically the track 'Her Unsober Ways'.
A gouache piece inspired by the song 'Fasateen' by Lebanese band Mashrou'Leila.
Francis Picabia NYT
A series of type treatments for Typographic Design II. The text is from a New York Times article titled 'Francis Picabia, the Playboy Prankster of Modernism' published in November 2016.
Mock New Yorker
A cover for a fictional New Yorker magazine issue dealing with the U.S. 2017 presidential election.
The Calling of Lord Rama
'The Calling of St. Matthew' by Caravaggio reimagined as a scene from the Ramayana where Rama is summoned by Viswamitra.
From left to right: Shatrughna, Dhasharath, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, Vishishta, Viswamitra.
A series of three comics done in the style of popular Indian comic Amar Chitra Katha in which three Hindu goddesses deal with their respective consorts, recontextualized with modern relationship lingo and conundrums.
The three pairs are: Shiva and Parvati, Rama and Sita, and Radha and Krishna.