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@somethingsketchy

Madhuvanthi Mohan

somethingsketchy

A sketchy sort of artist + traveller. Also runs Indian illustrators' group @thesketchup Social Art Revival:

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My artist table at @socialoffline #socialartrevival Launch Edition curated by @thesketchup
Most most excited about the illustrators' market I curated over this weekend at @socialoffline Social Art Revival Launch Edition. Some amaaaayzing work in there, come by both days to see this unique market filled with local super talented artists ๐Ÿ˜  Saturday: @m.e.m.saab @slippingandfalling @_jeev_ @adwait_p @the_artist_spud @pintobean1204 @ms.alwar @marg_artitas @anything_with_k.p @capitalofyemen and @sho_bro_  Sunday: @sonaksha @deepikah @spreefirit @kashmira_sarode @maanvi_kapur @theunlostgirl @sakshamverma.vevo @putwij_ @j.scaled @holycowmics and yours truly.  Yes @somethingsketchy stall on Sunday, come say hi! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ Oh and this is Gazala the lavender mermaid floating in a sunshine ocean with her purple and orange breathing flowers. ๐Ÿ˜
Third batch of awesome things happening at @socialoffline Social Art Revival Launch Edition curated by @thesketchup! This weekend at Church Street Social Blore make sure you stop by.  The illustration is of Gary the eggplant diver who has webbed feet and is surrounded by glassy plant speech bubbles. What is he trying to say?  Anyway, first of the lovely things happening at the event is the fine art exhibit featuring legendary @appupen , the creative genius that is @anoopkbhat, the wonderfully mysterious @morbidillusion and the stellar portraiture of @tiafafloof. ๐Ÿ˜  The second is a Sketchbook Showcase featuring some mega talented artists who will have their sketchbooks on display for us to peruse, and have time to interact and chat with attendees. @artofroshan @theumbrellabar @felix.jackson.__ @indiepaint @priberry @sanjanasinghart @the_artsick ๐Ÿ˜  The third is an incredibly valuable workshop by @lifedrawingbangalore called Absract Figure Drawing which will happen Saturday morning in the redroom upstairs. Led by figure drawing stalwarts Felix, Pratiksha and Rahul, this not to be missed workshop is ticketed, please find details on their page ๐Ÿ˜  Fourth is a @lilorosh stall, selling the most gorgeous artist kits and products. They are an incredible homegrown full of heart brand that makes excellent top quality products for artists. ๐Ÿ˜  Fifth is @blrbusking who will have their typewriter out and ready to write notes and poems to strangers at the event ๐Ÿ˜  And finally, super super exciting to have the beautiful Wine Exhibit by the exceptional Fratelli Wines which will be on display all weekend for you to enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜  Make sure you come by, this is such a packed full of goodness event ๐Ÿ˜
The second bunch of awesome stuff happening at @socialoffline Social Art Revival curated by @thesketchup. (Featured in this illustration is Gizmo the gasmask wearing dj with his magic shrooms.) Two great installations, one is some really giant flowers made out of bottle caps and other waste by @ecoecho_placeartscollective. The installation is called Flowers from the Land Fill with it they aim to celebrate 8 unsung heroes of Waste Management in Bangalore City.  The second is called "it's everywhere" by @samresh____ who one day took some black spray cans and a silver marker and drew over all the objects in his house with his free flow of symbols. At Social Art Revival, we take his living room and transpose it into the outlet for two days. On Saturday 12-4pm, Samresh will be at the installation with spray cans and markers to guide you through his process of doodling.  We have some great music acts too! On Saturday evening, Vachan Chinnappa and DJ Dwell take on the afterparty and on Sunday evening afropop from @aztectablesound and DiscoKid will keep the night going.  Sunday afternoon we have a drop the needle vinyls and tapes only Listening room and flea market.  And another beautiful thing on Sunday evening is an art showcase by @tabrezthird, a 19 year old artist from Kota who takes his favourite Bollywood and Hollywood movies and shows and pairs them with fine art paintings in a unique style of digital collage.  After the showcase we'll have an Artist Paint and Hang where we'll use surfaces provided by the Social waste revival and bring our own paints for a chill two hours of hanging, chatting and painting.  More about the line up of artists tomorrow!
This past month I've been curating and coordinating this gorgeous art festival happening this weekend at Church Street @socialoffline. It's called Social Art Revival Launch Edition, and it's their initiative to give a platform to independent artists in the country. We've brought together 45+ of some of my MOST most favourite artists from Bangalore under one roof for workshops, talks, exhibits, installations and an illustrators' market๐Ÿ˜ There are so so many cool things happening, I'll tell you about a few of them every day.  The first is the first ever physical exhibit of the @indiangigposterarchive. @mohinimukherjee has been collecting the art posters of all the independent music gigs that have happened over the years and archiving them on her site. How cool is that? This exhibit focuses on ten Bangalore centric gig posters and she'll also have a little bit about the history of these gigs and the scene in India.  The second is a screening of this beautiful beautiful illustrated art film called "Death of a Father" by Chaitanya Tamhane, Somnath Pal and a band of amazing artists. That's Sunday evening.  The third is an art chat with Manek D'Silva the creator of Bonabyl, a spooky comic book adventure. Manek has been working on this book for 4 years, I remember meeting him way back then and being fully blown away by this whole spooky illustrated universe he's created. It's self published and out now, and will be available for purchase at the event. AND he'll be sharing his journey with us, SO much to learn!  The fourth is an art chat with Harshit Agrawal about Art and Artificial Intelligence. I attended one of his talks earlier this year and again, blown away. So many interesting projects, ideas and concepts from this mystical, magical realm of art that I'd never even though of or considered before๐Ÿ˜ณ The talks are both on Saturday.  And these are just a few of the things happening. I'll share more tomorrow. Oh and I've really enjoyed creating the poster art for
A light, happy Sunday activity. :) DM me if you'd like to attend. Tickets linked in bio ๐Ÿ˜Š  #artworkshops #imaginationworkshops #somethingsketchyworkshops #independentartists #creativebusiness #sundayplan #weekendactivities #creatovesundays #creativelifehappylife
Hello! This sketchy cat just wanted to check in and tell you about this workshop I'm conducting this weekend.  I hope you can make it and I'll post more about it tomorrow as well :)
I'm conducting this workshop on Sunday as part of the art festival I'm curating from @thesketchup - @socialoffline Social Art Revival Launch Edition.  It will be a light, happy Sunday noon time with chitchatting, light introspection, cathartic imaginative drawing and connecting. I meet so many of you lovely people at stalls, it would be awesome to get to know you better through this cosy, intimate workshop! Hope to see some of you there. No prior drawing experience required. ๐Ÿ˜Š Tickets linked in bio  In this workshop which is part soul searching, part chit-chatting-connecting and part drawing, you will wind up creating your own special fear slaying Sketchy Creature, pulled out straight from your own imagination. You’ll get to share your stories with new friends and spend a peaceful and happy three hours introspecting lightly and letting your creativity and imagination go wild with pen and paper. The bonus is you’ll be sent a badge with your creature on it within the week, so you can keep your Fear Slayer Sketchy Creature (or your very own imagined Patronus if you will), close to you at all times.  Workshop includes:  Something Sketchy goodies worth Rs. 700  Something Sketchy Self Love Zine with 12 Sketchy Creatures  A Sketchy Creature Postcard and stickers  Paper, pens and materials for the workshop  Two questionnaires to get your mind running and prepare you for creation  A badge with your fear slaying Sketchy Creature on it for you to keep close to you at all times (will reach you in a week)  A fun afternoon connecting and sharing stories with wonderful people like yourself  #independentartists #socialartrevival #creatovesundays #weekendplans #bangalore #artworkshops
Befuddled Sea Creatures/Weird Fishes  Felt like drawing these guys yesterday - I think I'm feeling a bit like them. Updates from home and the past two weeks in stories :) Do you like the grey or white? Swipe to see ๐ŸŒธ  #somethingsketchyart #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #artist #independentartists #creativebusiness #creativelifehappylife #seacreatures #radiohead #fish #weirdfishes #sketchycreatures
I drew this my first zine about the creative process back in September 2018  for the Comix Courtyard event. Swipe for the video at the end  #somethingsketchyzines #zines #zine #thecreativejourney #creativeprocess #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #independentartists #indianillustrator #illustratorsoninstagram #comics #comicstrip
Participants and their lovely sketchy creatures from the Fear Slayer Workshop I conducted at the Sister Library on 23 June 2019 at Church Street @socialoffline Bangalore ๐Ÿ“ท: @jakeanand  #workshop #imaginationworkshops #sketchycreatures #somethingsketchyworkshops #independentartists #creativebusiness #creativelifehappylife #introspection #imagination
Some photos from the Fear Slayer Workshop I conducted last weekend ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ“ท:@jakeanand  #somethingsketchyworkshops #imaginationworkshops #illustratorsoninstagram #creativebusiness #creativelifehappylife #cathartic #bangalore #illustration
I drew another fear slaying character for my workshop on Sunday! Swipe for many good reasons why you should come :) Hope to see you there ๐ŸŒธ Church Street Social @socialoffline Sign up link in bio  #somethingsketchyworkshops #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration #indianillustrator #imaginationworkshops #sisterlibrary #feminist #bangalore #sketchycreatures #art #creativebusiness #independentartists
So excited about the Fear Slayer Workshop this weekend at @sister.library ! Swipe for all details :) Workshop fee: Rs. 2000 Sign up link in bio. Come for a fun afternoon and to support independent art and women's literature in safe, inclusive, inspirational spaces in India. ๐Ÿงก DM if you have questions! Hope to see you there ๐Ÿ™‚ Church Street Social @socialoffline  #somethingsketchyworkshops #illustratorsoninstagram #indianillustrator #artworkshop #imaginationworkshops #creativeworkshops #bangalore #bangaloresunday #weekendactivities #sisterlibrary #feminist
I started drawing this a long time ago but was inspired to finish it by Caramel - my friend @ankitandhisbackpack 's ray of sunshine dog who I babysat for a day this week. She is pure joy and animals really fill your heart up with a warmth that's hard to explain. I got to spend some good time with KitKat at my parents' house as well and got my fill of pet love this week. Swipe for cutes.  #somethingsketchyart #pets #petlove #petwarmth #dog #cat #dogs #cats #independentartists #bangalore #illustration #creativebusiness #creativeentrepreneur
Excited to be conducting The Fear Slayer Workshop at @sister.library next weekend! Block your dates guys this is one event that's filled with amazing art, and such a great cause to support! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐ŸŒธThe Sister Library is a space in Mumbai and a travelling collection of over 100 rare women authored zines. They would like to take this feminist library to smaller towns to build safe, inclusive and inspirational places for women in India. This event will help them raise the monies needed to keep going. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐ŸŒธIn my Fear Slayer workshop which is part soul searching, part chit-chatting-connecting and part drawing, you will wind up creating your own special fear slaying Sketchy Creature, pulled straight out of your own imagination! You’ll be sent a badge with your creature on it within the week, so you can keep your Fear Slayer Sketchy Creature (or your very own imagined Patronus if you will), close to you at all times. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € A fun evening of light introspection, connection and drawing, the proceeds of which go to supporting this great cause. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐ŸŒธWorkshop includes: โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐ŸŒฟSomething Sketchy goodies worth Rs. 500 ๐ŸŒฟSomething Sketchy Self Love Zine with 12 Sketchy Creatures ๐ŸŒฟA Sketchy Creature Postcard ๐ŸŒฟPaper, pens and materials for the workshop ๐ŸŒฟTwo questionnaires to get your mind running and prepare you for creation ๐ŸŒฟA badge with your fear slaying Sketchy Creature on it for you to keep close to you at all times (will reach you in a week) ๐ŸŒฟA fun evening connecting and sharing stories with wonderful people like yourself  Sign up link in my bio :) โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €#somethingsketchyworkshops #imaginationworkshops #independentartists #creativebusiness #creativeentrepreneur
On the morning of my last day in Japan I visited Lake Kawaguchiko to see Mt Fuji. I was lucky to get a fabulous view, it was sunny and gorgeous. The previous day, Reiwa day was rainy and completely gloomy. A great goodbye day. #somethingsketchytravels #mtfuji #fujisan #lakekawaguchiko #tsuru #japantravel #japan #independentartists #indianillustrator #illustratorsoninstagram #illustration

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