“The First Time I Have Completed So Many Illustrations in Such Little Time”- Shikha Nambiar on the #6FrameStoryChallenge

Shikha Nambiar’s entry for the #6FrameStoryChallenge is aptly titled, “Finding the Stars.” It took us all of one glimpse of her frames to get whisked away into her magical world of boat rides at dusk and bonfires on starry nights!
Shikha told us she got to know about the challenge a little late and had to “literally race against time to complete it.” We are glad that she managed to submit such fantastic work just in the nick of time!

Here’s what she said: 

“I completed the last 3 frames in one single day, which I am rather proud of. The most difficult part of this challenge was to firstly, pick the words I wanted to illustrate and secondly, to complete the first frame. Once that was sorted, the next frames got done rather smoothly. Also, the sneak peeks into everyone else’s work was great motivation to complete the challenge. This was undoubtedly a great way to start 2015! I have always wanted to illustrate for story books and found this to be the perfect opportunity to do so. This was a great initiative by Pratham Books to get so many talented people to come together and showcase their skills.”

(Shikha Nambiar is a lawyer turned graphic designer with a major in Visual Communication from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. She was a corporate lawyer for three years before she chose to professionally pursue her passion for art and design. Her special skills lie in detailed illustration, print and branding. On any given day, she can be found doodling, illustrating postcards and trying her hand at different forms of art and craft. She believes that exploring new places and cultures enriches her work and pushes her towards learning new mediums to build her skill set. Her work can be viewed at: https://www.behance.net/shikhanambiar or on her Facebook page – Sunny Skies & Starry Eyes.

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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