Everyday Love is the art of Nidhi Chanani.
Nidhi Chanani is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and writer. She is the owner of Everyday Love Art. Her debut graphic novel, Pashmina, will release on October 3, 2017 with First Second Books. She recently illustrated Misty – The Proud Cloud, a children’s book by Hugh Howey.
Nidhi was born in Calcutta and raised in suburban southern California. She creates because it makes her happy – with the hope that it can make others happy, too. In April of 2012 she was honored by the Obama administration as a Champion of Change.
Her media appearances include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and BBC Radio. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, My Modern Met, Bored Panda, and India Times. Nidhi has worked with Disney, Paramount Pictures, ABC, Microsoft, State Farm Insurance and a variety of other clients. Everyday Love Art products are sold in retail shops across the country, including the San Francisco International Airport, Books Inc., and Therapy stores.
Nidhi dreams and draws every day with her husband, daughter and their two cats in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What is everyday love?
Everyday Love is the art of Nidhi Chanani. When I decided to pursue art, I simply wanted to make people happy. I began to create an illustration every day and share it with friends and family, and I called that everyday love. To share the moments from a day that make you smile. I see it as a way to connect with an image that feels like coming home.
The use of Nidhi Chanani’s work without prior authorization is strictly prohibited. You must obtain permission or inquire about usage fees. Please email email@example.com and describe the intended use, a link to the blog/website/company and as much other information as possible. We will reply within 5-7 business days.
Modifying, editing or otherwise changing my artwork is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, adding text to my illustrations either on the illustration or combining my illustrations with text, changing or altering the illustration or representing the illustration in any other way than as it was originally posted or shared. In addition, adapting my work found in one medium to another medium, such as making my print into a painting is also prohibited.
Printing Nidhi’s illustrations for personal or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, printing illustrations for display in your home, classroom, office. Printing single or multiple copies for weddings or events is also prohibited. If you are interested in prints, please visit our online shop. That is the only legal way to acquire a print of her work.
Online sharing exception – If you are featuring Nidhi Chanani or Everyday Love Art, please feel free to use the illustrations – but you must include a link to everydayloveart.com and credit Nidhi Chanani as the artist. When the featured content is shared on social media, it must include the same information plus a link or tag to Nidhi Chanani’s on that social media.
Can you create an illustration for my wedding/party/personal project or website?
I am honored you want me to create a custom piece for you! I ask that you read this page with detailed information on commissions before you contact me.
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I do not change any of my existing illustrations. I create each image with a specific intention, story and feeling and as an artist to change it would (I believe) change the entire intention of the piece.
Can I have a high resolution file of your artwork to use?
I do not sell or otherwise share any high resolution files of my work.
Do you accept freelance work?
I welcome professional freelance work that is clearly outlined and budgeted. If you are a business or individual who would like to hire me for my illustration services please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with project details and your time line.
Will you illustrate my kids book?
For all book inquiries please note that I am most interested in projects that have representation and/or have sold the manuscript to a major publishing house already. I am generally flush with requests and I although that’s lovely I also have to pick my projects very carefully. If your manuscript is in that place, the next step would be to connect with my agent.
If you do have representation and/or sold your manuscript to a publishing house, please contact Hansen Literary Agency at email@example.com for more information. Please DO NOT contact my agent for prints customer service. Please view this page for customer service information.
How do you create your digital illustrations?
I use flash and photoshop to create all of my digital work. I begin in flash and end in photoshop, in this way I feel that flash is my drawing stage and photoshop is my painting stage. You can see detailed posts about my creative process on my blog.
What materials do you use for your watercolors?
I love the kuretake watercolors, arches paper and any brush I can get my hands on. I use pentel water brushes often as well.
What materials do you use for your live drawings?
I use col-erase colored pencils, pentel brush pen on arches paper.
What materials do you use for your wood burnings?
I usually purchase the wood pieces from places like Michaels Arts and Crafts or Etsy. I use a professional wood burner, with different pens and nibs to burn into the wood. I have a detailed post about my wood burning materials and process here.
Can you tell me more about your graphic novel?
I am currently working on my debut graphic novel, Pashmina, to be published by First Second Books in 2017. I wrote the manuscript for Pashmina over the past 3 years and I am currently working on the final art pages. You can see a preview of the final art as well as read about my inspiration for the story here.
Pashmina is about an Indian-American girl, Priyanka Das, from Orange County. In her high school she is teased for being different, especially because she has a single mom. While trying to learn more about her mother’s background, she discovers a pashmina shawl that takes her on a fantastical journey to understand her heritage – and herself.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everything! I’m inspired by life and wonder, whether its my kitties playing in a box to walking along the Embarcadero or imagining what it would be like to climb a tree with an elephant. There are so many distractions in a day, that sometimes we forget to pause and look around… I believe that beauty is everywhere. We are surrounded by it!
Please see my interviews linked on the left for more information about my inspirations and background.
I am going to the be in San Francisco, can we meet for coffee?
I’m always honored that people want to meet me for coffee when they’re in town. Unfortunately, I can’t meet with anyone. I have a lot of current projects to juggle, and in conjunction with growing my existing small business, I barely have time for my own personal commitments.
I’m an art student and I was wondering if you had any advice for me?
Draw, draw, draw!
Will you come and speak at my school?
I love to visit schools that have a budget to support my time and travel. I have a presentation incorporating my kids book, Misty, that’s good for K-5. I also have a comics presentation incorporating my graphic novel, Pashmina, that is appropriate for 6th grade and beyond. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposed dates and pertinent details.