Over a thousand years ago, King Asha Bhil ruled from Ashavalli, a town on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Gujarat. Lying at the crossroads of many trade routes, the town grew prosperous as time went by. Merchants brought silks from China and perfume from Arabia; taking back fine cotton textiles and spices from… Continue reading The City Where A Rabbit Chased A Dog
The Yali team has been busy, busy, busy. While Kala has been hard at work, tweaking and editing the story, I have been creating the artwork, one spread at a time. I thought it might be fun to share the process with you, dear readers. Here is how it is done at Yali HQ. First,… Continue reading Little Pieces Of Paper And A Sharpie Marker
Have you ever met a camel? If you have, you are not likely to forget the experience. Camels are just really weird (in a lovable sort of way!). Let's get to know them a bit better, shall we? Did you know that all the camels in the world belong to domesticated herds? There are no… Continue reading That’s Just Plain Weird!
I have been drawing camels all day! I am sitting here surrounded by sheets and sheets of copy paper, covered with grinning dromedaries! To stop myself from going completely batty, I thought I would share some of the sketches with you. Take a look! The first attempts made Pavan look too docile, not like the… Continue reading A Sea Of Camels
I have always thought that writing a story was a process in which characters, dialogue and the plot’s twists and turns were pulled out of thin air by the author. However, that was not how Pavan and his tales came to be. On a holiday in Udaipur, I met “Pavan”, a camel with laughing eyes… Continue reading Dromedary Dreams