Friday, February 27, 2015

"Here's One Rule, Now Go Crazy With It" - Kabini Amin on the #6FrameStoryChallenge

Kabini Amin's playful story has so many layers and stories within stories. Take a 'closer look' at this story just like the little kid in the story is.

Kabini tells us why she took up the #6FrameStoryChallenge: 
The challenge was a one of those perfect 'here's one rule, now go crazy with it!' type of briefs. The idea of weaving your own story with six words picked out of a mixed bag was just the right prompt needed to get excited and cook up fun stories. I'd asked someone else to pick out words for me, just so the selection would be really random. I love children's stories that are fun and absurd and the selection of completely unrelated words really pushed it in that direction. A quick timeline also meant that I dropped a lot of reservations and double checks which made the drawings more spontaneous and fun!
Kabini Amin's Illustrations for the #6FrameStoryChallenge by Pratham Books

(Kabini Amin is an illustrator, animator and artist based out of Bangalore. She graduated from the National Institute of Design with a graduate diploma in Animation Film Design. A compulsive scribbler, she loves to go on long walks, preferably in wilderness, travelling, exploring different cuisines and dances when she isn't drawing or napping. You can follow her work here :

Read the other interviews by illustrators who took the challenge:
Rajiv EipeKalyani GanapathyPrashant MirandaKavita Singh KaleMegha VishwanathPriya Nair PanickerSweta Roy ChoudhuryPaneendra SureshPriya KuriyanYulianto QinManjari ChakravathiSonal Goyal and Sumit SakhujaSamidha GunjalPreeti LataShwetha Elisha,Mithila AnanthSunandita MehrotraVedavathi Narasimha MurthyJithin JacobVidya Gopal,Archana SreenivasanSomesh KumarGumaniAntara MukherjiAnjora Noronha,Vinayak VarmaSoumya MenonJisha UnnikrishnanKruttika SusarlaNinoshka DiasIsha S ValentineNeelima RaparlaVallabhi ShegaonkarSangeeta DasHari Kumar Nair,Lakhsmi MitterLily BanerjeeAditi DilipNiloufer WadiaDeepa JayaramanAnupamaApteNishith MehtaMuhammed ShafiAmar SoniKrishna Prakash K,Lavanya KarthikSonal Gupta,Kabini AminJason DvorakTanvi BhatRanjani SShikha NambiarAritra Roy ChowdhuryVaishali ChudasamaSharanya KunnathPriya ManikandanMilan NayakDelwyn RemediosGeetanjali BAmbica VinodShailja Jain ChouguleChitra ChandrashekharNikita ModiDavid KnightGeetali TareNilomee 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.

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