Some new art projects..
It all started with an email last week-
I am the editor at XYZ Company*, a children’s publishing house based in ABC*, India. I came across your blog recently. We are looking for an illustrator for a new series, and I was wondering if you’d be interested. If you are, I would be happy to send you more information about the series and the project.
Naturally I was overjoyed..I had almost decided not to do it with all the commitments – a full time job, a 3 year old , in laws visiting and a project deadline at office. It was my sister – Thank you Sphoo!! who insisted that I should give it a try and even offered to come home and stay with me for a week to guide and take care of Lil P while I doodled. You are a sweetheart. Hugss.
Now the story was a tamilnadu folktale .. and I have no idea about tamil customs and rituals. I would like to thank Art to providing many many links for me and providing constant guidance and support. I owe you a treat and a big hug. Thank you. 🙂
Even though this project did not work out, I learnt a lot of things. I learnt abt bleeds, that its important to first make pencil sketches. [ Learnt this the hard way!!. LOL] and have come to appreciate the immense talent that goes into making a children’s book. Hats off to you illustrators out there!!! You have a new fan 🙂
Thank you MS [ if you are reading this by any chance] for this lovely opportunity. I did have a lot of fun And I am honoured that you thought I could do it.
Leaving you readers with some of my fav sketches from the past week. I’m just going to frame them and keep in my office.
I lovvvved the Sivalinga one Shruti 🙂 🙂
Wow….Shruti…like I have always said…I am soooooo at awe with you managing so many things!!! all the paintings….sahi hai!!!!
really lovely paintings. you are awesome. hugs:)
oh yes me too loved the shiv temple and the tree and the village behind..nice one 🙂
The paintings are a treat.
I assume the bride is not part of the series- a Tamil bride would not wear a ghoongat.
Once again i love your attitude! And thank you.
Lovely paintings dear. You always rock. 🙂
@Art: Yup u r right. Just painted it yesterday
@swaram & nu: thanks.
@Nithya: Huggs. Thank you. I’m a big fan of ur crafts too.
@art: I am going to try more potraits. I kind of liked it. I’m unable to get the expression right.. but hey! who’ll guess? 😉
Awesome sketches. An ever more awesome attitude
You rock Ma’am !
Wowww!!Shruti! these are amazing! And I love your attitude..I do!
like I said before,I wish I could just come and spend some time with you and hash out ideas,learn somethings..wow..that wud be soo cool..I wish I wish!
Ohh and I can never get faces right..I am going to nag u for tips!!
Beautiful illustrations Shruti! Loved all three of them!!
WOW !!! That shiva linga one is really beautiful !!! Gud job !!! 🙂
Wow! Beautiful sketches. Hope they get into a book soon.
@AJ: No book. But in a frame on my desk. yes.
Excellent one dear!
@ambulisamma: Thanks 🙂 hugss.
Awesome Shruti! Good luck to you… hope you get lots of such opportunities and success with them!!
Wow! Shiva lingam one is best but all are really great. I hope to see you doing many more such paintings and illustrations…….good luck.
Lovely as usual Shruti! I loved the bride one also, nice jewellery 🙂
What an honor!! Congrats!
Congrats! am sure you will get many more such opportunities… and i just love the first one!
Beautiful Lord Shiva. And, that mami with diamond ear rings is very elegant.
@Every1: Thank you. That illustration project did not work out. This post is just a relection of moving on.
Beautiful artwork Shruti !!
And, like you said, even though the project did not work out, it must have been a great learning opportunity for you.
Loved the bridal one !!
I have never been good at drawings, so I am amazed when people can do so creative stuff !!
Lovely Shruti… I love the tamil patti… u did this with no formal training.. you are a amazing lady.
Beautiful esp the sivalinga one… 🙂
Admire your spirit and the art. I’m sure a project will work out very soon 🙂
OMG!!! thats some seriously stunning work shruthi! absolutely fabulous!!!
loved the first pic the best Shruti…
and like art said, Tamil bride doesn’t wear a ghoongat…
Good luck for more to come your way 🙂
I’m feeling super proud of U! I did wonder what prompted you to do a Tamil lady when I saw your fb album. Truly marvellous attempt. Keep at it. I am sure I will see you soon as a illustrator / artist / creative head somewhere. Oh and I love your spirit Shruti 🙂
Shruthi, have been a bit late in catching up with news ! but what a wonderful take and a wonderful attitude 🙂 hats off to you for trying ! May more come your way and may you always enjoy all that you do 🙂
@lostworld 🙂 Thank you. U r really good for my ego. Muah. Hugsssssss
@Uma: 🙂 yup. Thank you for helping out too.
@Abha : 🙂 thanks.
@Arundhati: LoL. I hope so too. I’m really dying to try something new.
@Shilpa: That was a tough 1 to visualize
@Ani: Thank u. Just good genes I must say. 🙂 My mom is a better artist.
@SG: Wow! u guessed it right. My hubby kept telling me those earrings look like steel. LOL.
@DilSe: Thank u. I wanted the bridal one to look amazed. she kind of looks sad doesn’t she?
@Shankari: I just had fun with that 🙂
@Anu: thank you.
@POOH: n it was soo much fun too. I really had 1 mad, exciting crazy time.
@Shalini, Priya: Thank you. I hope so too.
@Momo’s ma: Huggs back 🙂
@Vidya, R’s Mom & UmaS: Thank u.
@Trish: Blore aa jao 🙂
@lavanya 🙂 Thank you. Thats a beautiful wish.