Book Title – Quillography

I got the opportunity to work on a book cover after the author Destination Infinity saw my work on this blog. I have only seen book covers designed by Yulia.

I was super excited to work on it. How many times do you get the opportunity to work on a book cover and that too a quilled one. This was the first time I was designing for a book cover. I had to start from scratch. From coming up with a concept basis the story, to adhering to client requirements. It was super exciting! My entire dialogue with the author was on email, the briefing, the 1st design, the final design images…everything. And might I say, it went on very smoothly. This is an A3 sized design and took me around 30 hours to complete. Getting the shading right was extremely challenging…completely drained me out! But the final outcome was worth the effort.

So this is the final sketch of the title which was approved.

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The color scheme which we opted for this design was shades of purple.I wanted to give this a complete gradient feel which I guess I was successful with. So here are the pictures of the design.  The design is still being made, but my quilling is done 🙂 It was an exciting project for me. Did you like it? Will share the final design once it is ready. This is my 3rd entry for Pratvam Progs contest as well.

This is how the final cover looks like and you could buy the book from Amazon.in using this link.

The final book cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prespective view

Close Up

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MOM is the word

Yesterday was Mother’s day and I had to do something special for my mom. I can’t describe in words what she means to me or what she has done for me. I guess this applies to all of us, no?
 
So this is what I made for her, a card with the word ‘Mom’ quilled. The card took me around 6 hours to complete. I used my mom’s favorite colors in the design just to make it more personal 🙂
 
So here is the sketch as well and the final design. Let me know what you think!
The sketch:
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The design:
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This is my entry for Pratvam Progs contest.
Also, Happy Mother’s day to all the mommies reading my blog.​ 

Think White

So, Adidas presented a challenge recently via its poster contest ‘Think White’ for their uber elegant Stan Smith shoes endorsed by the legendary tennis champ Stan Smith.

When I saw the ad for this contest, I knew I had to participate. However, the thought gave me jitters as I knew that my work will be competing with the best minds in the creative field. Just to give you a background, although I’m creatively inclined, I work as a Client servicing manager and am still learning the basics of AI and Photoshop hence I asked my friend cum colleague Unmesh to help me with the layout.

So this is my entry: Every sports shoe brand focuses on the strength and performance of the shoes and very less importance is given to its beauty in any communication. So when I came across the shoes, the only thought that came to my mind was, ‘Wow, this is so beautiful, so elegant’. And hence I decided to focus on the beauty aspect of the shoes. As the brief was ‘Think white’, I decided to have a unique take on it. I personified the shoes so as to say that, ‘shoes so beautiful that it inspires nature’. Since the shoes were launched in 1973, I added that bit to the communication as well. I showed a beautiful white quilled butterfly emerging from the shoes. This butterfly took me around 5-6 hours and was completed over-night. I added green tinge to it to show that it is inspired by the shoes.

The final poster:

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The sketch:

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The final design:

Final quilled design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of the work:

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I’m not sure whether I would win, but I was more than happy about participating in this challenge. I’m also putting this as my entry for the Pratvam Progs contest. Hope I win at least one 😉

Would be very happy to hear from you about my work. Do share your feedback 🙂