I have always found fascination with certain characters and the way they are, although fictional; they kind of stay with you, define you are and what you do;
For a generation that has grown up feeding on the thrill of these characters on screen, we learn a lot about who we are, by growing alongside these characters. Be it cartoons, music or cinema, there is always one who character with whom we can relate to.
But what if I told you, that there is someone out there; who can almost literally brings these characters to life with just a dot of the artistic pen.
Yes, Sayali is an artist who does illustrations with just tiny dots of the ink on paper. This particular art form is called as stippling and it is the art of making a picture with just tiny dots of ink.
Sayali has completed her B.Sc in Animation and works as at a creative agency, but in her spare time bring to life characters from cartoons, music and cinema that she can connect to. With her passion for art she hopes to inspire more and more artists to follow their passion and find happiness like she does.
In her ventures so far, which began in 6th standard, with Walt Disney as her inspiration; she has brought these artists to life by just sheer brilliance, hard work, patience and just dots.
Here are 15 art works that can take you back to that place in your childhood that reminds you of your heroes that you grew up worshipping.
The Game of Thrones Award for the Best Queen Goes to…
Daenerys Targaryen: The first of her name, The queen of the Andals and the first men, the breaker of chains, the Mother of dragons and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
She is a picture of calm, intensity and emotional finesse that captures her struggles as a young woman in an unknown land, having to marry to survive. When all seems lost, finding her kids in Dragons and her rise to fame, by her acts of empathy has left us in awe of the character in Game of Thrones.
There pass kyahai ? Car hai, Bangla hai. Mere paas “Force” hai.
Rated as one of the best villains that we have come across, this Star Wars character is iconically remembered by the words “May the Force be with you”. His transition in the series of movies; from the good to the bad makes him an unforgettable character in the Star Wars franchise. His mask and his demeanour make him alluring and dangerous yet his persona makes us fall in love with him.
THE ORIGINAL DARK HERO- Why fear the DARK?
No one can dispute that once you know Batman, you are hooked to his magnetic charm and the madness in him to lead two lives in the notorious town of Gotham. His vulnerability, his mystery, his voice, his intensity and his need to save himself by saving others somehow on a deeply personal level affects us and makes us fall in love with the darkness. We all love a good superhero, a dark villain but a dark superhero, we are head over heels.
Why so serious? I will help you smile.
If Batman is in your list then; The super-villain, THE JOKER is not far away either. The iconic antagonist beats every one of Batman’s rivals and rules Gotham as the most notorious super-villian. After we have heard his story, we feel a strange sense of empathy for him and his plight. As someone; who seriously challenges Batman, his rather psychopathic mannerisms catches on.
Both Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson’s roles have been immortalised as “The Joker”.
It is Elementary, Dr.Watson
221 B, Baker Street; oozing with that Vintage British charm, he is arguably the best gift that Arthur Conan Doyle gave to the world. His eccentricities, his memory, his mind palace and the way he deconstructs a scene is all but “elementary; my pardon Legendary”. Benedict Cumberbitch fits the bill as Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective of all time.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S : Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross, Monica
This sitcom has just come in and taken a cozy place in our hearts, six people in Manhattan and their lives bring us together to one couch, laugh, cry and feel every emotion in the book. Everyone who loves this sitcom finds himself/herself looking at these characters and wondering. “This is just like me”. And of course who can forget Unagi !!
What’s in A Name – The Shinigami knows Everyone’s Name
L, the character in series Death Note, comes off as very strong, intelligent and fighting for a cause. The series that evolves with a book with which one can kill people just by writing their names in them. It is a dark narrative at times but at times we feel for the protagonist.
Values, circumstances and power, something that makes us change. This animated tv series is an eye opener and L shines through and captures our hearts.
Too Fast too Furious…
Paul Walker, The man who is iconically identified with the Fast and Furious Franchise, was one of the most loved for his onscreen antics. Playing the role of an Informant, he falls in love with racing with Dom, and his sister. Rest they say is history.
He left us a little too soon, but every time we see this series we remember this blue eyed innocent looking hero.
Ed Sheeran – The musical Sensation
Pink Floyd – Anyone !!
These guys ruled the music industry in the 60’s and even today this rock band ranks in the most loved rock bands of all time. Their psychedlic music finds its connections even today.
Their music lives on, their legacy lives on, shining through and touching people even today.
Google maps anyone – I need to find one direction !!
This band has impressed us with our music. Something that we can hold onto and cherish.
It is almost as if these guys have known us for years and know our story. Their boyish charm and good looks coupled with amazing music makes them one of a kind…
Bob the Builder Can you fix it. Maybe coldplay can !!
This band of musicians have stirred our hearts and make us head bang and groove. Their rock songs are somethings that we can instantly connect to. They are superstars of the present day, Their songs certainly can fix you !!
My Neighbor Totoro…
This Japanese Animated movie made in the Ghibli studios stands out as an excellent film since it depicts so many emotions and connects to us. The story of two young sisters, who come to a new home to move closer to their mom find Totoro a friendly spirit that travels on a cat bus and has also many interesting things to show these kids. If you have not watched it,you are missing out on a wonderful set of lovable characters.
The Boy who lived !!!
It was one of the best things that happened to our childhood. The characters of Harry, Hermoine and Ron, as they take on the world of Hogwarts, wizards, dark arts and Magic.Dumbledore, Voldemort and Hagrid.Snape, Sirius and Lilly and the dreaded spell of AvadraKevadra.
Harry Potter series grew up with us or the other way around, we grew up the Boy who lived.
Harry or Hermoine would have been the first crushes for so many of us, but the quiet trill of reading this book had an old school charm that shall stay with us forever.
Sayali, brings these memories back to light, these characters, their stories, their special place in our hearts bring that wave of Nostalgia.
Art has a way of making one feel alive, these art works definitely take us there. Working in a creative agency, Sayali still finds time to follow her passion for art and especially fan art that has helped her connect to people. She hopes to publish her stippling art as a sketch book in time and build a brand for unique merchandise.
You can find her art work on social media at the below links:
Please do support this young, budding artist in her endeavours that can bring a smile on your face every time you see them.
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