Friday 6 February 2015

Bird caricatures for Ganjam Jewellers, Bangalore

How often do you come across an enterprise which is inclined to promote conservation and awareness without any self-advertisement? I happened to be lucky to have an illustration project commissioned by one such enterprise- Ganjam Jewellers in Bangalore. Their upcoming showroom overlooks the UB City Mall and this is where 11 of my bird caricatures are being displayed for about a month or so, starting today!

Here are the 11 caricatures- the Asian Paradise Flycatcher, the Black Baza, the Greater Flamingo, the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, the Great Hornbill, the Green Bee-eater, the Indian Peafowl, the Indian Pitta, the Indian Roller, the Painted Stork, and the Rufous Treepie.

Since the panels were in a vertical, elongated orientation, the birds were chosen to anatomically occupy the entire length of the panels. Here are some of the snaps I took today after getting into a tussle with the watchmen at UB City who wouldn't let me take pictures!

A huge thanks to Dr. Asad Rahmani of the BNHS for recommending me for the project. If you're in Bangalore this month, do visit the place and have a glance!