Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“My Sweet Story Turned A Wee Bit Wicked As I Started To Draw!” - Anupama Apte on the #6FrameStoryChallenge

Anupama says her only 'arty' ambition in life is to be able to skillfully use light and shadows in watercolour, and we think she has succeeded in doing just that! We love the adorable little protagonist in her story. Her expressions made us giggle and we’re sure they will send little kiddies into raptures of joy!


About the #6FrameStoryChallenge, Anupama says,
 “It was a very innovative idea and I was super excited to create something logical out of just 6 words... and I love deadlines. The best part was to select 6 words from the grid and cook up a story. I tried many combinations before finally settling for a rather sweet story about collecting stars and all. It was only a day before the deadline that I realized that it was about time I pick up a pencil.”
Anupama Apte's Illustrations for the #6FrameStoryChallenge by Pratham Books


(After having worked in the software industry for close to 15 years, Anupama says she is now glad to pursue her passion for the arts. She says she loves drawing silly and cute characters all the time. She has written and illustrated ' Gulli's box of things' with Pratham Books in the past. You can view her work here: http://studioeaselbytes.blogspot.in)

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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