An Unexpected Solution : Muhammed Shafi’s Story for the #6FrameStoryChallenge

The word ‘jugaad‘ came to our mind when we saw the story sent in by Muhammed Shafi.  With minimal use of colours, a clean template and a ‘flowing’ narrative, find out how Muhammed’s character battles the cyclonic winds he gets caught in. 

On why he participated in this challenge, he says :

“I love doing illustrations for kids !! That is what excited me about this project the most, i have
previously done some illustrations on walls for a small play school in my hometown. This project was
very challenging but at the same time a lot of fun! Hope my work can bring a smile on some kids
faces :)”

Muhammed Shafi’s Illustrations for the #6FrameStoryChallenge by Pratham Books

( When asked about himself, Muhammed said : “Fed on the creative juices from God’s own country, I have an enormous passion for art. Whenever I get some time to spare, I fill these wide canvases . And at work (I work for a Bangalore based ad
agency called nicheminds), I love to play with pixels on the Mac. I am an avid footballer and movie
Read the other interviews by illustrators who took the challenge:
Rajiv EipeKalyani GanapathyPrashant MirandaKavita Singh KaleMegha VishwanathPriya Nair PanickerSweta Roy ChoudhuryPaneendra SureshPriya KuriyanYulianto QinManjari ChakravathiSonal Goyal and Sumit SakhujaSamidha GunjalPreeti LataShwetha Elisha,Mithila AnanthSunandita MehrotraVedavathi Narasimha MurthyJithin JacobVidya Gopal,Archana SreenivasanSomesh KumarGumaniAntara MukherjiAnjora Noronha,Vinayak VarmaSoumya MenonJisha UnnikrishnanKruttika SusarlaNinoshka DiasIsha S ValentineNeelima RaparlaVallabhi ShegaonkarSangeeta DasHari Kumar Nair,Lakhsmi MitterLily BanerjeeAditi DilipNiloufer WadiaDeepa JayaramanAnupamaApteNishith MehtaMuhammed ShafiAmar SoniKrishna Prakash K,Lavanya KarthikSonal Gupta,Kabini AminJason DvorakTanvi BhatRanjani SShikha NambiarAritra Roy ChowdhuryVaishali ChudasamaSharanya KunnathPriya ManikandanMilan NayakDelwyn RemediosGeetanjali BAmbica VinodShailja Jain ChouguleChitra ChandrashekharNikita ModiDavid KnightGeetali TareNilomee Jesrani
If you missed the #6FrameStoryChallenge, but are inspired by the work of fellow illustrators and want to contribute to the open source story platform – do send us your stories! Story guidelines are available here.

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