And I think this is true for most of us, including non-designers.
So among other things, we also managed to learn some stuff and do some work. Here I’m working on my diploma films, a communication design project about social harmony in the aftermath of the Gujarat riots. (Films are here and here).
Trying to break through a block during the same project.
and the perpetual problem of running out of time.
When I look at these sketchbooks now I can hardly recognize myself – which is probably a good thing! And I drew quite a bit in my last year at NID, so it was rather well documented. Here are some of the usual things we did in those days:
Walk in the backfields
Spend Sunday afternoons in the animation studio
Watch life-altering films
Hang out on the lawn
Agonize over nothing, really…
Pages from the grief books:
Many late nights spent working
with some poetry for key moments:
Sometimes I drew myself much improved
and sometimes true to life
as I struggled with drawing, inking and animation.
So I was always in a blue funk.
and then the brown boy (who was then just another guy) was always giving useless pieces of advice.
Last month I found a bunch of my old sketchbooks from NID in my parents’ house. Here are some of the drawings from my last year.
Other speakers on day 3 were Sree Unnikrishnan of Google India (Act local, imp-act global) and Asim Waqif, artist and faculty at School of Planning & Architecture, SPA (Isolation of the user from contemporary design practice).
A friend of mine has a very cool blog, and he is on a mission to do 40 artworks in 30 days.