During the move to California, I found one of my really old point and click digital zoom cameras – a Nikon Coolpix L820 with 30x optical zoom. It’s a 7 year old entry level point and shoot camera and has 1080p video at 30fps. The image quality is barely okay. However, it does have 30x optical zoom.
On a whim, I shot some footage of birds and trees from my deck and cut it together with an opera 😛
The goal was to see what I could do with a severely limited camera.
So this doodle is a homage to Encounter specialist Sadhu Agashe played by Nana Patekar. (Done from a photo ref, from the publicity stills for the movie).
About Mumbai Confidential
Mumbai Confidential is a crime noir comic book series created by writer Saurav Mohapatra (DEVI, SADHU, MUMBAI MACGUFFIN, INDIA AUTHENTIC, JIMMY ZHINGCHAK) and artist Vivek Shinde (PROJECT: KALKI, SNAKEWOMAN) set in (of course!) the Indian city of Mumbai.
As you can see from my previous doodles, i love the stark b/w contrast based noir art. Mostly they have been tough guys with guns :). So this time for a change I decided to draw the other noir staple, a femme fatale. As usual this one is drawn from a photo reference.
Lately I have been experimenting with a minimal black and white style for hardboiled crime novels. As befits my limited artistic talent, I have been working off of photo references. Here are some of the pieces I have done in recent times.