Saturday, May 21, 2011

some randomness....some craziness

its been tough lately to keep pushing at the same task until this is one of those looseing of the muscles kinda thing...
the video was just a random idea that took shape around midnight....the sculpt happened the very next thought process...just fun! :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Theres a studio in the making!

a teeny tiny preview of the logo animation for my upcoming studio......yes...i'm tryin to get one started which is taking up most of my time and energy these days!!....i;m hoping all will be revealed soon!



a quick style experiment....:)

SOP entry

havent blogged in ages and not in the most talkative of moods...please bear with me and hopefully my artwork will entertain u for now! :)
this was done for a contest a while ago.
hope everyones doin great!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Some quick sculpting....

nuthin much to talk about...bored and hence the resulting image :)

game design from RSK @ Mumbai

This started off as a basic exercise at our recent class in Mumbai. Decided to restart the painting when i realized that the file from the class was corrupted.
Took about 6 hours and was a lot of fun!

For more information on our classes do visit the RSK website

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Marjaani Wadalin

a new digital painting to get that rust off. this started of as a scribble that went a long way. The name Marjaani means "coral" in Swahili and this would be the first of my characters named by my wife:)

some old stuff

hey all...i know its been forever since i posted here. sorry about the super long leave!
Heres some stuff I did last year. The parrot and the bunny where two characters for an ad that i was the concept artist and vfx sup for. I'm hoping that ad hits the screens someday!completely digitally painted pretty much on an overnight schedule.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dejected Sneak Peek!

Posting an animation after forever. Just getting my anim skills out of the dusty old cupboard so this is what we see on first attempt. Its from a short clip I'm working on.
You can view the playblast by clicking here.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


RamSinghKumaresh is a joint initiative between me and animation superstars Ranjit Singh and Vaibhav Kumaresh to go where no teacher has gone before! We're hoping to start with a series of seminars that hope to bridge the gaps for students to understand and learn what the industry requires or expects off them. More info on the site so please do visit and feel free to leave us your comments by email! :)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Music Icon!

Another overnight Production.....
Wish I had more time on this...MJ lives on with us forever!!
Digital Paint on sculpt done for cgtantra's Decemeber modeling contest

Monday, November 02, 2009

Femme Fatale

Another small update with a sculpt I made for the banner for Tantra's new modeling/sculpting contest for November.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I'm still alive!!

Yes I am!!....sorry about the long hiatus. Been busy packing up and moving across cities(bangalore to mumbai to be precise). Add to it your usual dash of lectures, presentations, sightseeing and one monster of a project!
So we finally drove down to Mumbai from Bangalore as planned and the rain gods have been kind to us. Found a place and settled in. Its been a lot of fun doing the usual lectures and presentations across the country. Had a really good time specifically at Anifest and at my lecture on "Digital Art and Literature"(who woulda thunk it!) at the University of Kannur in Kerela. To think of it, I've probably done this 4-5 times a month since March 09!
We're not all play and no work though. Moving into my new role as a creative consultant/vfx supervisor, my first project took off earlier this month. Its a 60 sec commercial with a cute little cg character. I'm hoping to disclose more and put up the video here soon! Project wraps in a few more days!:)
And just so that this post isnt visual-free, here a quick 2 hour sculpt I did as cover art for August's modeling challenge on CGTantra.

Thats sums up my last few months. C'yall with more updates soon!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Slice and Dice...

Those who have been to my sketchblog might find this one familiar, and those who frequent might blog might notice that this is my first female sculpt!..Yayyy!!
Nuthin much to say on the subject apart from the fact that this was fun!:)

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Poor guy doesnt know how to handle his recent rejection:(
Another one from the book done in a few hours. More to come soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009

One more ...Radar?

Another quick sketch from my sketchbook that i wanted to see 3d-ised. First name that popped up in my head was "Radar":)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Out of the swamps....

One of those bleh days.....needed to work on something. Picked this concept out of my sketchbook and brushed away. Took me about a day from scratch. I havent detailed anything, just marked out all the major areas with the clay tubes brush and left it at that...wont
be working on this any further....lets call him Crooca for now:)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Vivek Ram Speaking....

Had the awesome opportunity to be interviewed by ZbrushCentral this week. Between all the travelling and lectures that I have been doing the last few weeks, this was surely a high point!

Check out the interview here.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Legend of Ram - Hanuman

Second in the series that I've been wanting to do on the Ramayan, Hanuman is finally completed. This started off as me wanting to do just the sculpt, but ended up as an illustration that I'm quite happy with:)
For those uninitiated, Hanuman is the monkey god of strength who is a great devotee of Lord Ram and proved to be a huge advantage in Ram's war against Ravan.
This was also an attempt to work on an illustration that wasnt aggressive as are all my previous stuff. I wanted to capture a very calm and peaceful mood with this one, without losing out on the character's personality.
Base model in maya, detailed in zbrush, rendered in max/mental ray. Post in photoshop.
More images on my website!

An update from last year...

This was a sculpt I did for syncere arts for an unannounced project in april last year. Although the project hasnt surfaced yet, they decided to use this sculpt as promotional material for their new game "Mahabharata". You can see more about the game on their website
More images of this sculpt over at my website.

In other news, (which is really late) 'The Legend of Ram' made it to the galleries in the ARTT magazine's decemeber issue and also to the cover of pixel art magazine's cover. Pixelart also had a showcase of my other illustrations.

Sunday, December 28, 2008 is now open for business!

Whew.....never really thought setting up a website would be so much work. But after long procrastination(emphasis on the adjective) and much hard work over the last week, my site is finally up and running.:) Not the prettiest I will admit and not the most utility friendly, but my first ever 3 rounds with gimme some credit!:)
without any further it is

Sunday, November 02, 2008


more updates....still have to start on the hands and feet..and the props!.....the body is about 90% done...will probably revisit once i finish all the other parts.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hanuman WIP03....New Pose

So decided to steer this in a new direction. I dont seem to have the drive for a full illustration on Hanuman so I came to the conclusion that this will stop at being a sculpt with a pedestal and everything. The old pose wouldnt work at this point(him being mid-air and all) so heres the new pose:)

Hanuman WIP02

And the WIP continues....more face refining...torso work...etc.

Monday, September 22, 2008


and i've finally found some time between all my colds, flus, body aches, travelling and whining, to get started on the one piece i've been wanting to work on for a long can see a rough sketch of this on my sketch blog.
Everything is still realllly early on this....have a lot of work left.....hope u like:)
On looking at it again, i realise that the pose isnt clear without background elements. Hes supposed to be in mid-air enjoying the "take-off"....(damn I should've painted in a background!!)
p.s. sketch blog to be updated soon!...just been lazy....and tired.:(

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Legend of Ram

And after months and months.....its done!:)
My monitor calibration was off so I'm not sure how this image looks on your screens, but I'm quite satisified with this one!:)
It took that extra bit of effort for me to create the background...which I usually ignore....but I'm glad I didnt give up on this one.
We all know the story....and we all love him for what he stands for. Hope you guys like how I picture him!:)
High res image here.
model screenshots

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Models to be.....

New blog!.....parallel one that is...the workshop will continue for sure!:)
And so after losing my old sketchbook to Southwest airlines and my carelessness, I realised it best to have a digital backup and an online backup of all my work, scribbles and everything.
So now if we have an online copy of stuff....why not just share it eh!:).
so here it is......enjai!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

AAAAAnd we're back!

just got back from my 6 week US trip last week and its been fun. The campus is awesome, the people were fun, all in all , I had a great time. The flight was a bitch but then again, thank the lord I'm not an insomniac!
Pictures to sum it up.....well not really sum it up but more like points of the trip for me at least:)

Horse riding with the team. This was a great start to the 6 weeks!

got my name in the credits for the new "Incredible Hulk" movie and having this picture taken outside the theater soooo made the trip worth it!

San fransisco with my bud Sudesh and the golden gate bridge in the background......the weather was the bomb!

Lunch with the RnH gang. i didnt really capture everything!:D
There should be one more pic here for my Sandiego trip but i guess i'll have to wait to get that one.

Back home. Getting the mood right to get started with a new piece and finish off some old ones. This is what my workspace at home looks like now.

And 3 of my prized possessions picked up during my trip!

So I'm not the most photographic person(if thats a word) around(and yes Aayush, i did steal some pics from your album!:)) I'll put up links to flickr and picassa pages of all my friends to sum up my trip.I'll be updating this same post for those. So watch this space!
Some work coming up real soon:)