“The Artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place, the sky, the earth,from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web “ Pablo Picasso.
Some wonderful words from the artist extraordinaire, the master himself Pablo Picasso isn’t it? We, here at The Uncommon Box seek out artists, creatives who look at the world through different eyes. We look to showcase the extraordinary interpretations of life, art in any medium.
Today we showcase animation, visual story telling at its innovative best.
The Art Of Chai !!
Wondering what it is?
The quintessential cup of tea, the Art of making it?
Or something different?
You know us, don’t you?
The Uncommon Box looks for the unusual, the quirky and here we go!!
Be prepared to be dazzled with the ingenuity of this artist, his work is path breaking and a visual treat for the eyes!
Welcome to the World of ‘Chai’, the cartoon counterpart of animator and illustrator Chaitanya Limaye, in a series called The Art Of Chai !
A keen observer of life, Chaitanya finds expression of his creativity through the animation of life via the digital medium of art. He is the creator of “Chai”, a cartoon character based on himself. This fascinating character explores the world around him in various situations, humorous, thought provoking. His Instagram page “art of chai” is all about his journey in bringing this cartoon character to life and his daily interactions with life. The process is an interesting one of visualising, taking photos, drawing the character cutting it out, and placing it in pinpointed places that highlight the situation. His challenges include the elements of weather, lighting, expressing his creativity in daily life situations that reflect his view of the world. This is a unique effort by an illustrator in India
A dreamer motivated by the outside world, his inspiration comes from within and the space surrounding him. His motto is to observe, learn, create anew each day. The process of creating drawings and animation is an important part of the journey for him. It is enjoyable and offers him challenges to overcome on a daily basis.
Wanna hang out with Chai ….ahem….Chaitanya?
( Did you get it?)
Here are some snippets of Chai-tanya’s daily stroll through life!!
He loves coffee !! Hmmm….A strange world it is!!
“Mmmmmm….I love the aroma of fresh filter coffee! A good start to the day!”
He knows the ultimate chill pill is being with nature!!
“I hardly get time these days to relax. The best way is to find a patch of soothing green grass, lie on it and chill. Life is good!!”
He gets scared too!! Couldn’t blame him though!!
“A scary trip to the dentist,the other day. My wisdom tooth is giving gyan on how to overcome fear!”
OMG ! What is going to happen?! The cool look or the dud look!! He doesn’t know!
Every time I get an haircut, I tell myself what Forrest Gump always said, only about haircuts instead of about life
”Haircuts are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get”
“I keep my fingers crossed and hope it turns out good!”
Ah ! Love is all around for him !
“It was our second anniversary, here we are, Ru and me enjoying a long talkative walk like we have everyday.”
There he goes again…his sweet tooth! He cannot help it!!
“When I get my hands on a box of mithai! No stopping me now!”
Here he goes, travel buddies on the move!
“I am ready and packed up with my passport for the trip to Malaysia. Onwards to the ends of the world, is my motto!
Sun, sand and sunshine….Aha!!
“I love chilling on the beach listening to the waves come by and the breeze blowing in the hair. Paradise is here, only here!!”
Yeah! That’s him reaching for the skies !
“I simply love this shot taken, posing with the Petronas Towers! I went to the top of KL towers and saw a stunning view of the city. This is me doing touristy things.”
Life can’t get better than this !!
“How much ever hot summer gets, it always has a silver lining for me.”
“Here am I, a master of all I survey, sitting on a throne made of the King of fruits!”
About the artist
The flight of imagination is a lifelong journey for the observer, the illustrator, the artist or the dreamy eyes of a child lost in daydreams. To have a passion, the eye for detail and hands that create images from thoughts for the world to see is what Chaitanya Limaye, an independent illustrator, animator and visual story teller is gifted with. To see the world through his eyes is an amazing experience.
Chaitanya has worked with big studios like DreamWorks and MPC on films like the “Jungle Book’, and in the Animation and VFX industry for close to 8 years. Currently on the path of independent freelance works, he does book and advertising illustrations, 2d and 3d animation. He has also started a brand of quirky designer products under the name of Ru&Chai, this is an offshoot of his creativity and a business venture with his wife.
His journey into the world of imagination started as a child, reading comic books, watching cartoons and the classic Chacha Chaudhary comics, Asterix. Being good in drawing and encouraged by his parents, the spark of creativity was kept alive in him and has blossomed into this venture.
His plans for the future include bringing out his own comic book, a children’s book and continuing growing his designer brand of products. Freelancing will always be his passion.
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