The word 'jugaad' came to our mind when we saw the story sent in by Muhammed Shafi. With minimal use of colours, a clean template and a 'flowing' narrative, find out how Muhammed's character battles the cyclonic winds he gets caught in.
On why he participated in this challenge, he says :
"I love doing illustrations for kids !! That is what excited me about this project the most, i have previously done some illustrations on walls for a small play school in my hometown. This project was very challenging but at the same time a lot of fun! Hope my work can bring a smile on some kids faces :)"Muhammed Shafi's Illustrations for the #6FrameStoryChallenge by Pratham Books
( When asked about himself, Muhammed said : "Fed on the creative juices from God's own country, I have an enormous passion for art. Whenever I get some time to spare, I fill these wide canvases . And at work (I work for a Bangalore based ad agency called nicheminds), I love to play with pixels on the Mac. I am an avid footballer and movie buff.)
Read the other interviews by illustrators who took the challenge:
Rajiv Eipe, Kalyani Ganapathy, Prashant Miranda, Kavita Singh Kale, Megha Vishwanath, Priya Nair Panicker, Sweta Roy Choudhury, Paneendra Suresh, Priya Kuriyan, Yulianto Qin, Manjari Chakravathi, Sonal Goyal and Sumit Sakhuja, Samidha Gunjal, Preeti Lata, Shwetha Elisha,Mithila Ananth, Sunandita Mehrotra, Vedavathi Narasimha Murthy, Jithin Jacob, Vidya Gopal,Archana Sreenivasan, Somesh Kumar, Gumani, Antara Mukherji, Anjora Noronha,Vinayak Varma, Soumya Menon, Jisha Unnikrishnan, Kruttika Susarla, Ninoshka Dias, Isha S Valentine, Neelima Raparla, Vallabhi Shegaonkar, Sangeeta Das, Hari Kumar Nair,Lakhsmi Mitter, Lily Banerjee, Aditi Dilip, Niloufer Wadia, Deepa Jayaraman, AnupamaApte, Nishith Mehta, Muhammed Shafi, Amar Soni, Krishna Prakash K,Lavanya Karthik, Sonal Gupta,Kabini Amin, Jason Dvorak, Tanvi Bhat, Ranjani S, Shikha Nambiar, Aritra Roy Chowdhury, Vaishali Chudasama, Sharanya Kunnath, Priya Manikandan, Milan Nayak, Delwyn Remedios, Geetanjali B, Ambica Vinod, Shailja Jain Chougule, Chitra Chandrashekhar, Nikita Modi, David Knight, Geetali Tare, Nilomee Jesrani
If you missed the #6FrameStoryChallenge, but are inspired by the work of fellow illustrators and want to contribute to the open source story platform - do send us your stories! Story guidelines are available here.