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diwali hai!

Each year when I begin inktober, I’m nervous and excited. I worry about my ability to complete the month, that it’ll reveal my weak art skills, and that no one will buy them. Yet, each time I sit down to draw, I love playing with new materials and the surprises that result in the attempt. My worries are quieted when I finish a drawing.

Upon completing the above, I proudly declared, “I’m going to sell this for $100!” My family quickly agreed. I’m still learning how to value my work.

Diwali is my favorite holiday. I love the food, celebrating with my chosen family and the beauty of a home lit by diyas. It is the opportunity to usher in the good and remove evil. The past few years felt like swimming in negativity. As protests rage across the globe, I’m aware that many cannot celebrate.

So to mark this new year, I’m using this inktober as an opportunity to share good and spread light. I am auctioning it here. Bids close tomorrow, October 28 at 9pm PST. All proceeds will be donated to CHINAR (Child Nurture and Relief Kashmir).

Thank you and happy Diwali!

go for gold


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dear diya


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sparkly silence


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Residency and Binny’s Diwali

My Disney residency begins this weekend! I will be painting live at the Wonderground Gallery in Downtown Disney every Saturday (5-9p) and Sunday (4-7p) this month.

Meanwhile I’m excited I have permission to share! I AM ILLUSTRATING A BOOK ABOUT DIWALI FOR Scholastic. A beautiful text by Thrity Umrigar, BINNY’S DIWALI will release fall 2020.

I LOVE DIWALI! I’m half way through the final art and I smile the entire time I’m drawing. It’s a dream project with a dream team. I’m very happy!!

I hope to see you sometime soon!

diwali family

happy, happy diwali everyone!

big diya

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What a month – thank you everyone for all your support of my inktober drawings. I’m so happy I made all 31!

I am hosting a giveaway on my instagram of my forthcoming picture book, written by Bea Birdsong, I WILL BE FIERCE.

And, this last piece is available for purchase, $45 (including domestic shipping), if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of sakura microns and marker. I will update the post when they’re gone!

princess kajal

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My daughter named this one ^_^

All inktober 2018 drawings are available for purchase, $45 (including domestic shipping), if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of sakura microns, gold paint, and a dash of marker. I will update the post when they’re gone!

ready for diwali

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All inktober 2018 drawings are available for purchase, , if you’re the first to contact me. They measure 2.5×3.5 on bristol board made with a combination of sakura microns, gold paint, and a dash of marker. I will update the post when they’re gone!

I also uploaded a free pumpkin path illustration that can be used by families and schools. Happy week to you!

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 ^_^

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