Monday, March 2, 2015

Id Lee and Chil Lee - Ranjani S Shares a Story for the #6FrameStoryChallenge

The Chil Lee monster is in town and is creating a big powder cyclone. A dragon in a veshti rushes to do some damage control and he has a secret weapon. What happens next? Scroll down to find out. 

When we read the few lines Ranjani S sent us with her story we understood why she said she had been giggling while creating it too. "I didn't really have much time to begin with. I got to know about this challenge a week before the submission had to be done - hence the jagged lines and blurred backgrounds to speed up work at last minute and call it artistic insight :D But once I had a story in my mind that I was very excited about, I really didn't want to let go of the idea and wanted to finish it as soon as possible. It involved eating up early mornings and late nights (since I couldn't work on it during office hours) and although I know I could do better, I'm still very happy with what I could do in such a short span of time! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you for such a wonderful challenge!", says Ranjani

On why she signed up for the challenge :
"Three reasons -  
1. I found these combination of words very interesting and was able to come up with a story that I myself was very excited about. I HAD to illustrate it! :) 
2. As a freelancer, one gets more offers on portraits - something that requires a reference to sketch. But this is entirely out of imagination and I wanted to rekindle that side of me who wants to draw straight out of the mind. 
3. It honestly was fun. You wouldn't know how much I enjoyed and laughed when I'd to draw the dragon with a veshti (dhoti) :D"
Ranjani S's Illustrations for the #6FrameStoryChallenge by Pratham Books

Did you see how the dragon mopped up all that chilli dust with the idlis in hand? Cool, huh?

(Ranjani S is a software engineer by profession who loves art more and has had a relationship with art for 19 years. She has learnt the basics of animation and has done a certificate course on Visual Effects from Escape Studios. She also paints using oils and does digital sketches and custom gifts based on paintings.)

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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