So excited to share this piece I did for The New York Times Book Review. The City of Brass by author S.A. Chakraborty is based in 18th century Cairo. It's protagonist is a half human who can do magic and together with her djinn sidekick they fight zombies, travel dangerous lands and whatnot. It was fun to do sketches on such a dramatic story.
So much thanks to AD Matt Dorfman for this great assignment!!
I am happy to share that I recently worked on a project with Google to create a Google Doodle for them. The Doodle was to commemorate Rakhmabai Raut's 153rd birthday who was the first woman to practice medicine in colonial India. She was also an activist and fought to stamp out child marriage which led to passage of Age of Consent Act in 1891. It was very interesting to learn about her life and how she fought for her rights during the time when women rights were subdued in the Indian society. Google also did a nice write-up on her on their Google Doodle website.
We decided to focus on her achievements as a barrier-breaker and pioneer in medicine and I did various sketches on it. Some of them are posted below:
It was so thrilling to see the doodle go live-
So much thanks to AD Erich Nagler for such a wonderful assignment!!
For a story about a young woman who came out as a bisexual at her workplace after which she was constantly "corrected" and stopped from expressing herself by her colleagues and seniors. The story is part of a digital feature that features 7 stories on "What it is like to be out at work in 2017". Each story was illustrated by a different illustrator using a color from Pride colors.
So the initial direction for the assignment was to use Orange hue and include the workplace in sketches. After the sketch was approved, I made different color versions of the final piece.
I also had fun drawing the view of buildings from the windows which is how the night view was of glittering Freedom Towers from my studio window back when I was a grad student at SVA (those sleepless nights!).
Many thanks to creative director Florian Bachleda who is always a pleasure to work with.
I recently worked with Scientific American for their online article. It is about women confronting sexual harassment in Science and Research also and not just Hollywood or STEM fields. To submit sketches soon after getting the assignment (also while working on another deadline!) and see the published piece just two days after sending the final was very exciting.
Many thanks to AD Michael Mrak for this project!