Shikha Nambiar's entry for the #6FrameStoryChallenge is aptly titled, "Finding the Stars." It took us all of one glimpse of her frames to get whisked away into her magical world of boat rides at dusk and bonfires on starry nights!
Shikha told us she got to know about the challenge a little late and had to "literally race against time to complete it." We are glad that she managed to submit such fantastic work just in the nick of time!
Here's what she said:
"I completed the last 3 frames in one single day, which I am rather proud of. The most difficult part of this challenge was to firstly, pick the words I wanted to illustrate and secondly, to complete the first frame. Once that was sorted, the next frames got done rather smoothly. Also, the sneak peeks into everyone else's work was great motivation to complete the challenge. This was undoubtedly a great way to start 2015! I have always wanted to illustrate for story books and found this to be the perfect opportunity to do so. This was a great initiative by Pratham Books to get so many talented people to come together and showcase their skills."
(Shikha Nambiar is a lawyer turned graphic designer with a major in Visual Communication from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. She was a corporate lawyer for three years before she chose to professionally pursue her passion for art and design. Her special skills lie in detailed illustration, print and branding. On any given day, she can be found doodling, illustrating postcards and trying her hand at different forms of art and craft. She believes that exploring new places and cultures enriches her work and pushes her towards learning new mediums to build her skill set. Her work can be viewed at: https://www.behance.net/shikhanambiar or on her Facebook page - Sunny Skies & Starry Eyes.
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.