Monday, December 14, 2009

In a perfect world...


Well,...in a perfect world, he wouldn't miss the train. But when was the last time we remembered the world to be perfect?

The Standoff


A little treat from me to all the Marvel and DC fans out there

Friday, December 11, 2009

Trivandrum - Life in the small city

I was reading Will Eisner's brilliant work, New York - The big city, and it inspired me into thinking why not document the unique things that happen around where I live, in what Rosh mockingly calls my Indo-French style :). Then i made a very long list of all the things that one gets to see only in the streets of Trivandrum, one of the Southernmost cities of India, and the homeland of yours truly.
So here I am, presenting to you all, Trivandrum - Life in the small city.
Matilda
I am starting off with Matilda the "meenkaari" (Fish-seller), who is often seen trailing a long chain of cats as she goes from house to house selling the fish her husband had caught out in the sea. Once in a while, nagged by all the whining and purring, she tosses a small fish into the cloud of cats following her. Will be adding more to this post as time permits. Do check back! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monsieur Lapadite


Watched Inglorious Basterds. And couldn't help but wonder if Monsieur Lapadite would ever be able to forgive himself after having betrayed the family he had sheltered. Btw, loved the movie. Awesome performances and remarkable storytelling!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Escape



One of the illustrations for my short-story "Escape from the concrete jungle" . You can read a few of my short stories, free of cost of course :D, from my "writing blog"
More stories to be added there soon

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

No time to rest

Now that we are back after our 4-day photography and art exhibition (which was a wonderful experience, by the way) , we gotta dive back headlong into the graphic novel again.. Herez a quickie just to get me back into the mood!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Big flying fish

First one in a new series of concept sketches :)

P.S: This post will be updated with more artwork

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The devil wears polka dots


Done for Merryn on her birthday :) .

Monday, September 21, 2009

Zoo posters

Will be doing a series of animal posters for an exhibition soon to be conducted in the city zoo. These are the first ones of the lot
Pretty ostrich

Bully Rhino

Lion-tailed Macaquee

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Adventure begins

He packed his supplies and set out to find the treasure buried at the foot of the rainbow

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It isnt easy being Clark Kent

Just happened to be in fanart mood and decided to go on a fanart spree. So here goes
The crow

The punisher
Vengeance has a name..and the name translates to mindless violence, blood, guts, and splattered heads! .. oh yeah thatz Frank Castle, aka The Punisher for you,.... in black and white

Clark Kent

Liz Sherman, BPRD

The Graphic novel seems to be taking like forever to complete and with no regular job at the moment and hardly any time for part-time jobs, its getting a little hard to make ends meet. Of late, iv been 'freelance artist-ing' around. I guess all this explains why i've been neglecting the blog for so long. I have decided to try to be more regular from now on. But mostly, i will be uploading stuff in batches.. So please do check back to see if i've added more to the end of this post. Btw, most of my rough doodles go to my DA gallery. Do have a lookie. The link is on the top-right side

As i had said earlier, I'm uploading more stuff to the bottom of this post. So here is a random nude worried chick

Disclaimer: This chick is purely imaginary and purely random. Any resemblance to any chick alive or dead is purely coincidental :)

Presenting, THE QUICK BROWN FOX

not that the fox is quick... Its a rather quick character design done for a short-animation script i wrote
Im back to add more to the end of this post :). One and a half more chapters to go and we'll be all set for publishing. Thought i'd do a splash page today for our graphic novel

And after that, would it make a difference if he cared to turn around?

Friday, May 22, 2009

March-May 09

Here are some random pieces from the ones i did during the last couple of months. Do check out my DA gallery http://kish-m.deviantart.com/. I'm more regular there.
Volaire
Her last flight

Punisher Tracy
Dick Tracy meets Punisher :) .. Just a random combo i had in mind for a while..

Calm before he storm
This is what playing the opening track of Samurai Champloo does to your morning warmup session...and yeah, where i live, crow is the first bird you hear in the morning

My big teddy
This one is a collab with Rosh..he did the sketch and i did the coloring

Kuta

This is my submission for the kuta card contest being conducted by the great artist 'cheeks' on Deviantart

Monday, January 12, 2009

First Glimpse


Took a break from penciling today and did this pin up for promotional purpose of our graphic novel. The theme, as I had mentioned earlier is urban fantasy with a hint of noir. But its too early to reveal anything about the story. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed about our final product. Hopefully, it will be completed by June. Will be doing more pinups in the mean time :) . Thank you all for all your encouragement and support. Hope I live up to the expectations

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ahoy 2K9!!


Dearest friends, watchers, visitors, and fellow artists... As you might have noticed, the posts to my Blog have been irregular of late and i know i owe you all an explanation. I have started working full-on on my Graphic novel "The Hatchet" (the name is gonna change, but lets just call it that for the time being coz i dont want to give away anything about the plot yet ;)). Penciling the panels takes up most of my time everyday. But I'll make it a point to do a few pin-ups during my free time now n then, which i will be updating in my gallery on DA. The link is http://kish-m.deviantart.com/
I have structured the script of the graphic novel as a trilogy. Hopefully we'll publish the first volume this year. The genre is urban-fantasy/thriller with a hint of noir and the storyline is something very fresh. Cant reveal anything more about it at the moment. I am quite satisfied with the progress iv made so far and i hope i wont be disappointing any of you when the final product comes out. For a while i was stuck in a deadlock since i had no idea how long its gonna take once i'm done penciling, inking, coloring, and letter the novel all by myself... Quite unrealistic, I realize...So iv been trying to figure out a style that would go without colors. But i didn't want my graphic novel to look like anything that is already out there in the market (I know that is quite too much to ask for this early in my career as a graphic novelist).. Thanks to my talented friend Sinu, life has become simpler again. He has expressed his willingness to be part of the process and has agreed to do the inking and coloring of my pages, which is quite something considering his tight schedule. Let me also express my heartfelt gratitude to my dearest buddy Rosh and my better-half Merryn ... without their support and encouragement, i would never have been brave enough to set out on this journey