Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Characters and scenarios

Recently I have done a few scenarios and character design for Manish Saini's upcoming film Gungun. It is a story of a young boy named Gungun in a small sub-urban place and his friends. They go to see a magic show and get fascinated by the Magician thereafter. Right now, the film is in the pre-production stage. All the images are drawn and coloured digitally in Photoshop CS3.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I look down
That is me
Sunk in the water
A vine grows from my eyes,
A flower blossom
As I spread my hands
With temptation
It cries.
"Spread your hands not!
Boatman, from where do you come?"

The temptation of
our forefather
his great gift for us
Lust and Desire;
Thus exists
The need for darkness
And the art of theft.


Nurcissus, as a mostly celebrated theme for painting is re-presented in this art work. The treatment with fine black and white lines is inspired from the pre-modern etching prints. The entire image is created in Photoshop.

"I see not only the eye of an other; I see also that he looks at me." That is, what is SEEN is not only a thing, a dead object, but also a responding subject, an intention even. If a LOOK can be seen, then empiricism and all the reductionisms that are associated with it are destroyed. But a look CAN be seen, not only the face, but another face's glance at my face.
Jaques Derrida

Derrida quotes Scheler in his essay "Violence and Metaphysics: An Essay on the Thought of
Emmanuel Levinas”, Writing and difference.