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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Abhibashi Magazine Cover

This was a cover that I drew for a bi-annual Bengali magazine "Abhibashi".

The theme for the magazine for this session is "Theater" and with Durga Puja just around the corner, they required me to incorporated some element of that as well into the drawing. I made two versions of it. This one is the final version, the one that I finally submitted to the editors with the proposed layout.

However, things didn't quite go as planned with the publishers due to some miscommunication and the final printed version looks like this.

In the previous version, I had tried to use the Tholpavakoothu shadow puppet art form and use that to show bring out the subject. However, I wasn't very happy with the result and decided to rework on it.

I made this one using acrylics and photo inks, and detailed the puppets with a ball pen. On a personal note, I must admit that the puppets which are actually used for the plays in Kerala, are much more detailed than what I could hope to portray in my version of them.