Advantages and Challenges of Illustrating for a Publication!

Wondering about the pros and cons of working for a publication or a media house? Get an insight into what it is like to work for a media house from the first-hand experience of illustrator, Gajanan D. Nirphale.
Advantages and Challenges of Illustrating for a Publication!
Milind Soman
Milind Soman
James Bond
James Bond

Having had the opportunity of exercising his skills as a concept artist with Fabeliser in 2015, Gajanan says that illustration is not just his passion but is his love!

Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
Ritesh Deshmukh
Ritesh Deshmukh

Bright prospects of exploring and honing illustration skills in various topics like crime, education, politics, etc, all at the same time, got Gajanan working for DNA And Zee Media. This also gives him a chance to experiment with different styles across a wide range of projects like building storyboards, character designing and portraits.

Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
Amitabh Bachchan (Agnipath)
Amitabh Bachchan (Agnipath)

Talking about the motivational factors influencing the decision making to work for a particular publication or newspaper, Gajanan considers the range of exposure of project typology, the target audience of the company and the monetary rewards are the most important.

Balasaheb Thackre
Balasaheb Thackre

When Challenges become Advantageous!

Working as an illustrator, innovation and time limit are the biggest challenges for Gajanan. Taking into account the newspaper media, the outputs have to be an immediate and witty creation in response to the latest that is happening in the country.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

This wittiness needs to be accompanied by simplicity in understanding, so as to reach out to the broad audience in terms of age groups and intellect, all throughout the country. And this can be achieved by a simple exercise of observation, wherever one is. Mumbai locals work best for Gajanan!

Rajnikanth
Rajnikanth

This way, the challenges actually become the means for the illustrator to keep up with the ever-increasing competition and help keep the publication house at the top. It also helps the illustrators' individual growth in terms of quick mind-visualisations and their digital execution, thus working as a tool for speed-efficiency and functioning as a confidence-booster!

Rajsaheb Thackre
Rajsaheb Thackre

Inspirations are Wonders!

Speaking of inspirations, Gajanan follows a lot of senior illustrators and also feels that nature casts its own magical inspirational spell on him. To get the best out of him, Gajanan understands the required topic in depth from the reporter in-charge and then fuses his inspirations with the trending topic to create an illustration in tandem with the amalgamation. Whereas creating portraits completely depends upon the character and its background.

M S Dhoni
M S Dhoni

@Copyright, Not to Worry!

In today's digital world of art and everything is so easily available and downloadable, the problem of copyright is a major concern for artists and their valuable work. A publication house has its own registered copyright and working with/for them provides the artist with the security of their individual work being used by others only with permission.

Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha

The Driving Force

Gajanan feels that professional security comes from within. The style is an individualised element: it eliminates the fear of someone copying it. The combination of passion and practice is strong enough to guarantee an artist the security needed. Passion urges a person to know more and be updated while practice makes a man perfect, as the famous saying goes. This combination along with a keen eye for observation and a challenging spirit to try new things is the success mantra for any artist!

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
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