Thursday, December 4, 2008


I probably wasn't thinking at all when I sketched this. Five years ago I had major plans to start my own line of tee-shirts and I wanted this particular smiley to be my logo. I was going to call it TasmaiNIAN Devil. Then I was in the tenth grade and not so ambitious, so the plans fell through and this is all that remains of it.

Tasmainian Devil is also one of my many many many names. The list is practically endless. At work, everyone prefers to call me Tazz. Other variations are Raz-Ma-Taz, Tazzai, Tassie, Tas, Tasu, Tasami, Tasma-ee etc. etc. Some how people tend to find my name hard to remember or pronounce. I forget which one it is.

The origin of my name lies in the Sanskrit Scriptures of Ancient India or some such thing. What surprised me was the meaning of my name. Apparently, it's the Sanskrit name of an Indian sweet dish. And here I was thinking it had some very deep meaning.


I drew this totally by accident. Once I'd finished I saw that he looked a little mad so I added the dialog. It probably reflected the mood I was in then.

Anyway, when my colleague saw it he said it looked like our super boss. I couldn't argue with that. He was bang on.


She's my favorite person on mafia and one of the sweetest. I drew this to show her how much I love her. Emily you're an awesome person and I'm so glad you're back. Hope you like the illustration of you.Mwah! xoxoxo


I'm still not done with my illustration experiments, In fact I'm probably going to be posting tons of people now.

This one is of my colleague Joy. Lol. That's his surname. He's like freaking funny and ridiculously hilarious and you can count on him to make any situation lighthearted no matter how bad. He's been blessed with the gift of humor. Keep the jokes coming Joy. It's great entertainment especially when I'm bored as hell and have nothing to do. Hehe.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Lead

If I ever draw for like a comic book or something, she's going to be me. Except I think I'll need to draw the hair in a more wavy fashion. Ooh this was also me the last time I was high. Apparently I just smiled the entire night. I don't recall doing that, but the pictures showed otherwise :-P.

Time and Tide waits for no one. Neither do I

I hate waiting for people. Hate maybe a strong word but as a person who is punctual and as a person who usually arrives before time, I'm allowed to express the way I feel in more vehement terms. I mean come on, how hard is it to be on time. When you know how the traffic is everyday(or whatever the other standard excuses are)you take precautions or avoid such crunch situations.

According to me, when someone is late, it shows the respect that that person has for me and my time. It also shows me their perspective on a bunch of things, giving me valuable insight into their lifestyle and personality. It becomes hard to trust the person when he/she makes a commitment. And it also obviously means their taking me for granted.Grr. Just cause India is famous for our terrible sense of time doesn't mean we all just stop trying to be more umm let me see now..gracious maybe or polite.

I was supposed to look really angry, but I decided that making me frown required more muscle usage when compared to smiling. Plus it's just easier this way. :-)


This is a story of a boy named Matt and a girl named Maddie. OK, not really, but these where the first things that popped into my mind. These two are just made for each other and all in love and I needed to draw people together just for my sake. :-)
Plus their similar hands make them a match made in heaven.Lol.


I'm learning photoshop and illustrator now and I'm slowly making my illustrations more neat. Soon it will be color experimentation time. Woot. I actually drew this cause Saju asked me to and since he's teaching me and being so nice, I just couldn't say no. I had no idea this would turn out so well though! I should do a picture comparison just to see how close I got. This is also a fabulous and personalized way of gifting. I'll just draw them, frame it and present it to them. After all, one day it might be worth millions. Ha, I wish :-P.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Good Building

I have no idea why I even drew this. It's one of those times when I draw whatever my mind dishes out so that those sketches can trigger a chain of thought that can lead to a big idea and win me an award. At that moment it seemed to take me in a totally different direction.

Now, when I look at it, I think of people of all races and religions coming together to build a strong world. What do you guys see?

Girl's Night Out

Monday night was brilliant. What started off as a sad day turned into a great evening with a whole bunch of very unlikely coincidences.

I was supposed to head home early from work to get my voter's ID but due to non-stop coaxing and promises of a fun evening by a friend, I decided to crash at her place. The plan was to watch a bunch of movies and hang out. But, we ended up going to a pre-party event that was a grand gala for Jethro Tull and Anoushka Shankar. The party was wonderful, drinks were on the house and I met someone who I thought I'd probably never see again.

Footie Love

I admit that I don't know too much about soccer, but I absolutely love it. I love watching the game and the adrenaline rush that goes with it. Although I actually prefer watching countries play against each other (UEFA or FIFA) rather than the League Championships. Thats mainly because I find it confusing. I don't get the differences between the leagues and seasons et al. Anyone want to help educate me? I'd be mucho grateful. Oooh I love Spain though and I hope they win the FIFA next year cause their freaking awesome. Villa and Torres and Fabregas totally rocked UEFA. Go Spain!


I just realized that most of what I draw is heavily influenced by the different people I meet and the people I hang out with. This one made me think of this guy that I'm totally crushing on.

Guess when I drew this? I thought since I have time to kill, I could explore some illustration styles. I came up with this and in the process of staring and admiring my work of art, I realized this reminds me of my friend Arnaud. The resemblance is striking. :-P

The Joy of Multi-tasking

Same meeting again. I probably forgot to mention that the supposed "internal meeting" started in the morning and ended in the evening and I had to keep myself entertained through it. Let me point out that I did add value at the meeting with my presence, it's just that I'm good at multi-tasking. :-P
My brain needs to be doing a bunch of things so as to keep me engaged every second. So, while I was actively participating in the meeting I was also drawing stuff that was popping up in my head. :-)


We were in an internal meeting regarding one of our clients when my mind began to wander. You can't blame me, the meeting consisted of a 150 page powerpoint and even though I might be exaggerating, it was pretty long and winding and really really boring. To make the meeting more interesting for me, I drew this.