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Timeout: Riddhi Desai

Who are you?

I am a designer and an illustrator, currently living in Bangalore, India. I love to travel, read books, do yoga and cycle around the city in my free time. I started as a graphic designer more than a decade back. Then switched to designing mobile apps and websites. In the last two years, I have been focusing more on illustration. It is truly a joy to create with your hands.

What are you working on?

I am working on a brand identity and packaging for an interesting organic brand from India. Also working with a fashion label for surface patterns. I also run my own line of stationary called Tinyfarm. So I switch between freelance work, personal projects and managing Tinyfarm products.

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Why is it a favorite?

Indian Classical Dancer

Indian Classical Dancer

by Riddhi Desai

Illustrations part of Chennai city art collection. Available as prints / canvases.

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Working on characters and portraits is always fun. My sketchbooks are mostly filled with characters such as a man balancing on a pencil as legs, a one-eyed Indian woman- the other eye covered with a flower, and more. This dancer illustration is part of a collection called ‘namma chennai’ that I designed. It shows the attire and look of an Indian classical dancer. The particular dance style is called Bharatnatyam.

Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch)?

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I always start with doodles/sketches in my sketchbook. I like to work with Pigma pens, then I redraw or trace it to get the form just right. I work on the colors and fine-tune it with my Wacom and MacBook Pro. I prefer the strong contours of my sketches as compared to finished colour artworks.

Choose a favorite shot from another Player. Why do you dig it?

Strength Shaman

Strength Shaman

by Owen Davey

A logo created for Dimitri Tsoumpas aka The Strength Shaman http://www.strengthshaman.co/

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I love Owen’s sense of style and colors. The way he plays with patterns is very interesting. I actually discovered his lovely work when I was playing ‘TwoDots’.

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