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Senior art director Vineesh Viswanath explains how music has always influenced him to create the illustrations.

For Vineesh, being in the creative field has been a childhood calling. He has always been obsessed with colours, shapes, lines, strokes and the method of using them together to create illustrations. The different facets of fine arts have fascinated him, and it made sense for him to embark on this journey.

Music plays a huge role in Vineesh’s life, and that is exactly what is depicted in this art series. It inspires him and keeps him going, and this art series is a small way of appreciation towards music. The thought behind this minimal style is to bring focus to the musician, the instrument, the musical language, and the many ways of expression.

In the world of music, it is just about the musician and the expressive vibrations created through the sound, while everything else fades away. Vineesh tries to reflect the same through the simplicity of the art style. The colour palette is carefully selected to tune out the noise, yet show the vibrant emotions that music evokes in us.

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Vineesh believes the different softwares used are simply tools that aide in the creative output. For him the objective is to tell a story that touches a chord with the audience. After deciding his story, he tries to find the best way to depict it through various tools.

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His career thus far has witnessed numerous changes in trends and styles. Art styles change, and in the process it changes mindsets, lives and emotions, through stories. He feels, lately experimentations have been welcomed in the creative field. If you put your heart into the work, it will always resonate with a certain audience.

The world is constantly evolving, believes Vineesh. He hopes in this age of experimentation artists explore ideas and designs that reflect their own vision, even if it finds a niche audience.

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When we look at great art we are amazed by its perfection. But what is carefully hidden from us is the toiling and hard work that goes behind the perfect piece of art. Chetan Patil unravels his thought behind the expressive caricature and his art in this insightful piece.

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Very few find their calling at a young age. The professional illustrator, Chetan Patil, is one such individual. Chetan has been enthusiastic about art since a childhood, and a further push by his school teacher, sent him rolling in the direction of the world of art. He went on to take professional training in the commercial field of art, and there was no looking back.

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Kamwali by Chetan Patil


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Chetan makes great use of expressions in his work. He believes attaching emotions to an idea makes it far more impactful and believable. In most of his illustrations and his caricature art he tries to create a connection by expressing his own emotions in the idea through appropriate visuals.

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Expressions, emotions and experiences are aspects that Chetan takes very seriously while creating his art. He pays a lot of attention to detail in his work and tries to make it as expressive as possible. Chetan believes that the quality of art and amount of work put into a project makes it a treat for the viewers.

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An underlying element in most of Chetan’s work is the exaggeration. For Chetan exaggeration takes art to the next level and gives it a larger than life feel. It intensifies the expressions of the subject and is great opportunity to demonstrate an entirely different perspective. A great story or a certain character can be represented only through exaggeration, believes Chetan.

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COOLI by Chetan Patil
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Chetan has created a spectrum of amazing work, but his caricature illustration campaign project is his favourite, which he did in college. The series illustrated common people from different walks of life, and he completed this series of 17 caricatures within a 10 day deadline. This particular project is special because it involved observations of different people – their daily life, habits, behaviours and professions.

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Chetan sees art and design emerging in India. Digital art is gaining traction and is rapidly developing. But still there is a long way to go before people truly understand the creative field, feels Chetan. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the creative industry in India, however, the focus should be design education awareness. The design field is constantly changing and evolving. Amazing art collaborations, conferences, creative events and discussions will certainly push the boundaries of the design world.



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In terms of technique and medium, Chetan loves both the traditional hand drawn and the digital one to create illustrations. Hand drawn techniques provide a wide canvas to explore. However, for professional speed and quality, Chetan prefers the digital medium.

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Inspiration is the backbone of creative work. Chetan draws his inspiration from nature, people, cultures, and every day events. He also takes inspirations from all that is related to the living and non-living. Some of the master artists that have been an influence on Chetan’s work are Steve Simpsons, Pascal, Jason Sellar and many others.

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Finally, the advice that Chetan would like to give the budding artists is that art is a never ending learning process. Whether it is college, a job, a freelance project; at every stage learning occurs. Hard work and being abreast with new techniques and technology is part and parcel of the creative journey. It’s also important to have a social media presence for your work. Looking at the bigger picture, taking risks and embracing setbacks will only build you as a professional.



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A professional freelance Illustrator and Visualiser, Chetan Patil based in Mumbai. He has received his BFA from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art; and is very passionate about his work. Chetan has worked with Hindustan Times Newspaper and the agency, CreativeLand Asia.


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Annada Menon, a freelance visual artist based in Pune. She studied at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (College of Fine Arts, Bangalore) and specialised in painting. After working for a couple of years in corporate as a UI/ Visual designer, she ventured into the realm of freelancing. Her projects comprise of social media creatives, posters, album art and book illustrations.


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