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this is india

Do you remember the first positive representation of your home country? The lead character in my debut, PASHMINA, Priyanka is introduced to India in one of my favorite pages. I will be sharing a few sneak peeks before its release in October.

I remember inking this page not sure if I could convey what I wanted – but when I added color it came together.

I hope you have a happy weekend!

diwali cheer

diwali girl holding sparklers inktober drawing by nidhi chanani

All original inktober drawings are available for purchase – $45 (including shipping) if you’re the first to contact me! They measure 2.5×3.5 inches on bristol board made with a combination of brush pen, color markers, microns and a little dash of colerase pencils. I will update the post with sold if they’re gone ^_^

elephant ride + remake

elephantride

I will be vending at the ReMake festival tomorrow in San Francisco. I hope to see you there – and happy weekend!

independence day

grandadventure

Today is India’s independence day! This illustration is from 2011 (hard to believe!) which is around the same time that I was pitching Pashmina. Today I am finishing up the final step (copyediting) before sending over the entire book to my publisher – there will be minor changes along the way, but for all intents and purposes – I’m done!

And now I’ll start creating new illustrations – I have years of lovely moments that I can’t wait to draw ^_^

Happy, happy Monday!

pashmina helper

pashminahelp

we’ve been fighting the family cold, so progress on pashmina has been slow. but i had a cute helper while working on pages yesterday!

pashmina announcement

PashminaPg1

I am thrilled to share the official announcement of my graphic novel Pashmina! You can read about the story, my inspiration and see 3 final pages here! I will be working on the final art through the end of this year and into the beginning of next year. As we move forward my publisher, First Second Books, has said I can share progress posts with you, so look forward to those monthly!

Thanks for all your support ^_^

happy diwali

hooray

i’ve been swamped with work on my solo show and pashmina, but i couldn’t let diwali pass without sharing an illustration. this was one of my first illustrations for diwali back in 2010. i remember the entire time i was drawing it i had a HUGE smile on my face.

 

happy diwali!

a grand adventure

grandadventure

one of my favorite older illustrations – life is an adventure and i’m so happy to be on this journey with my hubbahubba ^_^

i’d wait 1,000 years

1000years

diwali dreams

diwalidreams

happy (early) diwali!