Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chand ka Kurta

I did this picture for an adorable little poem titled "Chand ka Kurta" by Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'

The moon asks his mother to stitch him a kurta because he feels really cold doing his rounds in the winter. His mother wonders what design she might employ, seeing as her son never stays quite the same shape and size as he goes through his cycles of waxing and waning.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thursday, March 25, 2010

At Rocketscience Animation, Vivek and Gautam's studio in gurgaon, we did the animation for this music video for ndtv. Last year's november.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Painted this cover for a Scholastic publication

When the enemy invaded Hatim Tai's kingdom, his soldiers were willing to lay down their lives for their noble king, but Hatim would not agree to that. He simply fled, giving up his palace and wealth to the enemy without a fight, and thus prevented him from seizing everything from the proletariat.


Scholastic's 'One Nation Reading Together'

This is an event conducted by Scholastic India every year to encourage reading amongst children. This year's pledge was written by Gulzar, and I designed and painted the poster.

To read a bit more about the event please visit:

some more of the ruskin bond illustrations

Friday, September 25, 2009

of mountain trains and chota shimla

One of a series of illustrations I did for Ruskin Bond's new book "Mr. Oliver's Diary", being published by Penguin. This image got rejected, so I guess it's okay if I upload it.
The book comes out in Feb, I really enjoyed reading it. I do think Ruskin Bond is still one of the best!! I'm hoping I'll get to meet him...

Friday, July 17, 2009

My showreel :)

Anjali Nayar's Animation Showreel from Anjali Nayar on Vimeo.

Here's my showreel, and it also contains snippets from the two films I am currently working on that are yet not complete. Fishy, and Forces.


Solo by Anjali Nayar from Anjali Nayar on Vimeo.

My first ever animated film.
Crude, but from the heart.

Somewhere, beyond the sea
Somewhere, watching for me
My lover stands on golden sands
and watches the ships..
that go sailing

Bhaad 1.5 km

Bhaad 1.5 KM from Anjali Nayar on Vimeo.

And here's the beloved claymation I did with some of my best friends in my third year at NID!
It was probably one of the most fun courses I will ever remember, and often when I meet up with Garima we recall all the adventures we had, like old grannies missing the glorious days of their youth.
I can't claim to have played much of a role in the generation of the story, but I was deeply involved with the animation, set building, and editing.
So here's to the 4 of us...Garima, Sanjay, Arnab, and me!
BHAAD 1.5 km

The 'Louve' Connection

The 'Louve' Connection, short montage by Anjali Nayar from Anjali Nayar on Vimeo.

This film started as a montage editing assignment that I patched together using footage shot previously.

A group of friends who had taken the editing course before my batch had travelled over the city of Ahmedabad and recorded a lot of scenes they found interesting over the period of a day.

The assignment given to us was to build a montage around any theme that caught our fancy, as long as we were able to communicate it.
I wanted to see if I could try and find a happy film hidden in these captured moments. As I watched the hours and hours of footage, I began to notice a way toward a theme that was beginning to seem increasingly exciting to me..

And as I cut certain shots and juxtaposed them with others, I burst into laughter at the effect that was being generated. It was actually working!

I worked for the next 6 or 7 days, and came up with this film! And thoroughly enjoyed the process!

Hope you enjoy it too!!

Drawing in time

Drawing in time, animation film by Anjali Nayar from Anjali Nayar on Vimeo.

This film was made using series of drawings done in real space and from real people.The drawings were then run together to generate a sense of movement. The method was brought in by Gabriele from the RCA, and as her students we spread out over campus with our inks and brushes. I wasn't oficially a part of the course but could not resist participating. :)
Perhaps some of the landmarks of the NID campus will be distinguishable here!
This is a really fun and exciting exercise for those interested in animation and kinetics.
I recomment everyone must try!

Idea Commercial

Did this film for Lowe-Lintas for their client Idea Cellular last summer.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A still from 'Forces'

Autumn's call

Prof cycles homeward

She's the lost love of the Professor from my Forces film.


These images happened while I was fooling around with inks, water, and a 50 MM SLR. I did not have a tripod, and so I'd kept the bowl in bright sunlight, so that I needn't slow the shutter down terribly in order to expose the film correctly.
The ink was moving quite rapidly, and patterns were fast appearing and disappearing.
This image here looks to me sometimes like a sad witch, and sometimes like a cursed tree.

And this here looks like an inky antelope vying for a strange magical bunch of grapes. :)
He's wearing a cap, and has quite a tail!!

Speedpainting! This is how Thor looked that season..
Peaceful, quiet, romantic.
And then our rioting screaming troupe invaded it!!
This one's dedicated to you, Mrs. Goel! And you know why the hell.