Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cool illustrator alert- Sanjay Patel!

Today, I am glad to stumbled upon talented illustrator, Sanjay Patel. He is a supervising animator and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. Since 2006, Patel has been illustrating retellings of ancient Hindu mythology. Under the brand name Ghee Happy (named for the claried butter commonly used in Indian cooking), Patel has created a line of books, apparel, and other products that celebrate Indian traditions through his distinctly fun and modern design sensibility. Starting from November 11, 2011 through April 22, 2012, Patel will have his own exhibition 'Deities, Demons and Dudes with 'Staches: Indian Avatars by Sanjay Patel' at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Let's check out some of his gorgeous work below.

Honestly, when I saw his work for the first time, I was truly fascinated before I even found out that he is going to have his own exhibit in the museum. I just love how he infused ancient Hindu epic about gods, demons and mythology and turned them into modern and captivating illustrations. What do you think of his work? Do you find it appealing? Which aspect about his work do you like best?

For more information about the exhibition, please visit For information about his books, please visit

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  1. Hallo Jessie!
    This is fantastic work. I like how he uses colors.

  2. Hey Jessie - LOVE how he works with color - fantastic work.
    Have a very special day - 11.11.11 - yeah.

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  4. Obviously the biggest thing that stands out for me is his amazing use of colour - these could bring life to any room! But I especially love the 'darker' more dramatic illustrations, they are very intriguing! Thanks for the introduction!

  5. What amazing colors...would love to have a few of these framed for Will's nursery!!

  6. Love his style and use of colors! Great find, Jessie!

  7. These are so gorgeous! I was thinking as I was looking through them how cute it would be if I had all the ones with pink in them framed in my daughter's room (well...once she has her own room!)

  8. lovely style !! :)

  9. LOVE his work! Would be so cool to have one of these prints in my house! I was planning a trip to SF this time of year that didn't work out--to bad would have loved to go to the exhibit!

  10. Definitely captivating and vibrant in colors and detailed expressions and one can see the modern approach to an ancient art. Love the elephants!

  11. I love all the color in his artwork and it makes it even better that he brings history alive.

  12. Lovely colourful images Jessie, I love them!
    An what a cool job to work at Pixar!

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Abigail x

  13. I absolutely love these. Any idea if we can order prints yet?


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