Monday, February 23, 2015

The Old Lady Who Loved Juggling : Niloufer Wadia's Version for the #6FrameStoryChallenge

Niloufer Wadia used our readymade narrative called, 'The Old Lady Who Loved Juggling'. We were beside ourselves with excitement when we saw her illustrations. The explosion of colours, unique perspectives (love the bottom-up view of the splattered mango) and adorable expressions had us wanting more of the little old lady’s adventures!

Niloufer says, 
"I do a lot of digital illustration for clients online and for micro-stock, and some art-journaling, but clients for hand-done illustration have been rather thin on the ground, and frankly I'm still honing my styles so I can't really complain. That was the reason I jumped in when I saw the Pratham Books Challenge about a week back. Even though I had much less time than I would have liked, I was determined to participate. It was an interesting challenge even to myself, because my usual thing is to concentrate on the characters and not get into backgrounds too much."

Niloufer Wadia's Illustrations for the #6FrameStoryChallenge by Pratham Books


(Niloufer Wadia is an advertising professional who quit after 20 plus years with the aim of concentrating on just illustration and painting. You can see more of her work here: https://www.facebook.com/niloufer.artist)

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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