Friday, October 17, 2014

In the Melee of our Existence


Drink deep the red of your soul,
And revel in its lusty waves;
Rise up and soak in the radiance of your being,
And breath in the air of your freedom.

Tear down your vain facades,
And take on those naked blows;
Bite into those censoring chains,
And rage against their walls of shadow.

Shatter till you find it in you,
To stand up once again;
To breathe in those precious petals of sorrow,
Doused thick in resentment,
And watch it float away,whithering,
Like scars from a forgotten melee.

Let your song beat to your heart's rhythm;
Let your feet feel the pulse of your earth;
Let it resound, even when you hold down your quiver;
Let it echo, even in the wake of your silence.

Monday, September 29, 2014

To Soar Once More



When I walk beside her, I am the better man
When I look to leave her, I always stagger back again
Once I built an ivory tower so I could worship from above
When I climbed down to be set free, she took me in again


- From 'Hard Sun', Indio's single "Hard Sun" originally featured on his debut "Big Harvest" in 1989. Later covered by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam for Sean Penn's film "Into The Wild" in 2007.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Waiting for Daybreak

   Waiting for Daybreak

Sometimes the paint brush runs dry.
And the art stops beating.
Thoughtless sepia canvases lie awake;
Like songs that died on your tongue.

Old paintings are like old friends whom you run into after many years
They just look, smell and taste different.
You never quite know what to do with them.

So I gave her a wash in aquamarine and a breath of the sea,
Laced her up with a simple kiss, and placed her on my wall
And she slapped me back to life.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

An Inverted Dream


An Inverted Dream from Alok N R on Vimeo.

An Inverted Dream is about a girl who wakes up in an upside down house. The film follows her through a surreal journey as she tries to figure out how and why she got there. Set to the song 'Wait for Me' by Moby , 'An Inverted Dream' was my final year animation project at MIT Institute of Design,Pune and was completed over a period of one and a half years.








Sunday, March 16, 2014

In Search of a Dawn

Hello my invisible minnions. I am back at my blog! Albeit for a very 'short' and incoherent rant .


This is a small graduation gift I made for my friend Gaurav Ogale, for his continued awesomeness of existencce. Do check out his insanely interesting delusional conversations with himself at his chai blog. The painting was inspired from a photograph of his. 


Thursday, January 9, 2014

OmgOmgOmg





Introducting : The Brazilian, The Intern and The Boss.

P.S: The Brazilian's dialogues are hard to read ,cos his english is messed up.

Monday, January 6, 2014

OMG


So  I wake up the other day and there is a guy sleeping next to me on my bed.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

So.


Relationships are complicated. But for what they are worth, here's to LUuuRVe!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

This New Year, We Dance :)

The final painting.

Arvind's sketch.

A painting of a ballerina, done over a sketch by the immensely talented Arvind Singh Jeena. Part of a series of pin ups that we plan to do. Check out Arvind's wonderful blog the Jumping Dot here. So A Happy New Year to all my millions of amazing invisible viewers and followers !!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Brave

Ok, so what could trump a year ending footnote illustration as the last post of the year? Well, the answer is music. I discovered Tejas Menon through my friend Arvind. Tejas is a musician par excellence and he creates some of the most soulful and amazing work, I've heard in a long time. Do check out his youtube channel here. I've been tripping over this particular song called 'Brave' for some time now :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

MCAHNY nom nom nom


To all the millions of invisible followers of my blog, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! If this is gonna be the last post of the year then...well..heck have some cake and celebrate it.