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"Adunni Dares to Dream" My Illustration Process

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“Adunni Dares to Dream” is a book about a young girl who grew up poor in the village in a time when expectations were much different for girls than for boys. Girls were (and in many places still are) expected to help in the home or on the farm and hope to become a mother and homemaker someday. They simply were not a priority when it came to formal education. It was rare for girls to develop a determination to break those gender barriers, even more so for a girl in a poor family. This is what makes Adunni’s journey extra inspiring.

This is my first time illustrating a book for this age range so, naturally, I assumed the book would have to be colorful, clear/clean/crisp, and easy for a child to digest what’s going on.

In hindsight, I may have been wrong but that was the summary of my strategy.

I harked back to my college days when I was in charge of the art department in one of our student fellowships. We used to make a lot of posters using cardboard cutouts. I’d make a sketch of the illu…

Quick One: On Typecasting

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Typecasting must really suck for an actor. And it's a potentially sad result of humans' lazy dispensation towards summary judgements based on appearance and first-impressions.

However some other actors dream of being so lucky to even get a role memorable enough to lead to typecasting.

On the less harmful side of typecasting is the notion that you created a character so real that it overshadowed your real self.

Jim Parsons will have to work extra hard to not be Sheldon Cooper in the eyes of the public...

...or he could just cash his cheques smiling all the way to the bank knowing his betters could possibly be bussing at coffee shops as I type.

Quick One! Hate New Technology for the Right Reasons Please

Hello, any Rep. who bashes new devices or industries.
It's not really the new devices that are causing unemployment. Blame Mother Technology who keeps rearranging the labor market whenever demand crosses critical thresholds. If you must launch a campaign, launch it against technological advancement. I assure it will be a losing battle but at least you will be fighting the real 'enemy'.

I, however, urge you to be patient. The market will once again attain equilibrium...I promise.