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 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.