April 9, 2015

Sketchnotes: Anjora Noronha

by Anusha Narayanan

There is an innocence in Anjora Noronha‘s work that brings out her vehemence to grow up, a quality that tells of the unsettling feeling of not falling in any particular genre or style. Anjora studied Digital Video Production (short films) and Communication Design from Srishti School of Art and Design in Bangalore. She produces wonderful illustrations today, some of which we have also seen while covering Pratham Book’s #6FrameStoryChallenge.

After a year-long stint at an organisation in Delhi called Going to School, Anjora started her own studio in partnership with three of her friends – an intensive learning period in her life which lasted for two years, after which, they decided to close shop and move to different places to study further. And so she set sails for Barcelona. Currently, she works on hand-dyed and painted Indigo t-shirts; something she’s been doing year after year.



“Drawing time is epiphany time.” Anjora confesses. “I keep switching between ‘styles’, fretting that I don’t have one and that I don’t seem to be heading towards one either. But when I leaf through my sketchbook I notice that I love to work in black and white.” She loves ink and how it wavers between bold and delicate. And she also prefers to work with the hand because it offers more control and reveals that element of error which appears in all handcrafted things.

Talking us through her process, she says, “At one point I used to start a project by looking for images and inspiration online or in books and making a mood board.” She got rid of this recently as she felt restricted by constantly looking at illustrations and began rummaging through the thoughts in her head, while cycling through the city. She admits to being rather slow at the start of anything new. “I still feel intimidated by the blank white page, because I don’t have a fixed style as yet, and each beginning involves figuring out what style to use. But it’s always exciting in retrospect.”



Her favourite time spent is drawing while traveling, and she recounts an instance in Kashmir, when she overcame her fear of the blank sheet and fostered newer conversations, “People stop to look into your book and then tell you about their life, out of the blue. Sometimes to make a connection with someone, I casually open my sketchbook and let a drawing show. Who says you need words to talk to someone?”




To see more of Anjora’s work, you can go through her website.одноклассники через анонимайзер хамелеон моя страницаскачать бесплатно поинт бланк фогеймместонахождение телефона по номеру мегафонскачать программу для накрутки голосов в контактевзломать аккаунт в одноклассниках

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