Sunday, August 26, 2012

Through The Looking Glass

Finally nailed the treatment for the BG plates. This was done using acrylic paint and then working it over digitally.The final look of the film would now just include the characters(whose colours have a different approach)  in front of these plates and some final AE  touch ups during compositing.

If all goes well there wont be any more changes to this look and now its just a matter of executing it in every scene.Hope all the scenes hold up with this treatment.Ah well too many uncertain things,too many things to hope and pray for and  so less time to execute all of it.

Just the way I like it ;).

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Got a new set of acrylic paints yesterday,and I did this.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Wolf and the Girl

My first children's illustration.Not for any client but rather pleased with the level of finish I managed to achieve.Do view in full resolution please.Its worth it. :)

Monday, July 23, 2012


Ledger was on my mind.Had some photoshop work at hand.So just put them together.
(It's a photo-manipulation.Just in case you are wondering.)

Sunday, July 15, 2012


This is part of a Venom based illustration I wanted to make.Just didnt find the patience for the rest of it.So here it is. Increasingly drawing straight onto the canvas(less of pencil). Not too sure if thats a good thing or not.

"In everything thats turly worthwhile,passion is involved." - Jack Lemmon

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Farewell to Memories

An illustration of a visual from my movie.Had to push my understanding of lighting real hard to achieve even this much.Lot more work needed.Will push it further in the final piece.Exhausted.Done for the day.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Let the Speed Paintings Begin!

A speed painting done in 75 odd mins.In addition to carefully made studies I've decided to do quick paintings like these from reference on a daily basis.Really seem to be helping colour understanding.
Read more about my daily ongoing battles with digital painting gesture drawings and what not at

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Investment in Inspiration

An Investment in Inspiration.That's what this post is.Its a collection of some of the most motivational stuff you'd come across the internet,for an artist.

Ira Glass

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Study #1

Found this wonderful snap in my old photography inspiration folder and decided to paint it as a study in drapery and lighting. What started out as a speed painting soon just spiraled into an immersive exercise of realistic rendering.Took a bit more than 2 hours (which would make it a sin to call this a speed painting). But I did call it quits before I spent another two more hours on it just blending the values.I like it when the strokes can be seen. And I think I might have just found my favourite custom brush .A tad bit of colour adjustment to enhance the mood.Painted entirely in greyscale.

Check out the photographer of the original pic.She is simply incredible.
Gonna paint digitally on a daily basis from now on.All digital work from hence forth will be numbered (hence the study#1` title).Follow them on my daily slog-blog

Thursday, June 28, 2012


My daily 'slog-blog' is being updated on quite a regular basis these days so do check it out.While 'The Mind-fill' is mainly stuff that fills my mind,'Hardcore Graphite' is more of the blood,sweat and tears side of my daily existence.It documents a lot of the behind the scenes activity (stuff that nobody really cares about,yet matters to me),the hardwork and the daily dose of failures.When the mindfill is my celebration,hardcore graphite is my perseverence.

Take a peak.You might just like.

"Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die."
--Brian Vaszily

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Couple of Smiles

This is about a painting I did which had an interesting story behind it.(We'll at least I found it interesting and worth sharing).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Walking Ahead

Here is a walk cycle I spent ages making.I am not fond of it in the least,but it sure taught me how not to do one.I can do much better than this.Posted it cos this is one of the first finished walk cycles I've made since this.Which was 2 years ago.Ashamed to admit it.

Narona's Walk Cycle from Alok N R on Vimeo.

Now am gonna swallow that fact and move on.Two years down,I wanna be proud that I decided to do something about my stagnation by making this and posting it here.