Happy Internaut Day

25 years ago, on this day Tim Berners-Lee made World Wide Web openly available for everyone. ‘Internaut’ is a portmanteau of the words ‘Internet’ and ‘astronaut’.

You rock, Mr. Berners-Lee.

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Concept Art: The Museum of Zelta Sphere 7

Though most of the FaerieWings of the Mech Angels perished in the fire of Vean Nostrada, few of these illusive ships now hold place in the Museum of Zelta Sphere 7. These ancient vehicles share space with other obsolete creations like Spiger IX of Okagen, Trapula Exc of Ciplo and Trepods of El Zone XII.


This concept art started with line art. It emphasises the character, building and the artist’s intention. The outline and form is foregrounded over colour, shading and texture. Line art is usually traced over the scanned sketch. Then using copicmarker, colour is applied. And then photoshop is used to add light.

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What is Pixel Art?

Pixel Art is a digital art form where graphics are designed on the pixel level. A pixel is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen. A pixel is also called a dot or a picture element. A pixel art are similar to traditional art such as cross stitch embroidery and mosaic. Small coloured units are combined to build up a more elaborate picture.

Cubism is similar in technique and style to Pixel Art.

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Farewell Speech of Dinesh Sharma

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“Life is a journey and on this journey you travel to places and experience things, people and their experiences. And there are some places that you wishes you could hold on to for more and that place is ‘Brainpan Studio’.

On my very first visit to Brainpan Studio, I realised that this is the place I want to work. The first guy I met (the cool CEO), the artworks of Arun and the beautiful studio. Everything told me to join the studio even if I was not paid a penny.

The thing about Brainpan Studio is and what I love the most is whatever they do they do it the right way. They plan everything out, seek solutions for the problems. They focus on every single detail and I am not just talking about work, but even when they party, I haven’t seen anybody party like them. I think I’ll try to party like them in future.

I worked here for only a couple of months and I am more wiser now. People here, every single of them are very talented. The CEO (Adi) is a great leader. Arun can create masterpieces even blindfolded. Sumanto is a mystic and a great writer. AC is a big fellow, hugeness of creativity. Pollov is an animator from another planet. And Troy (the Doberman) is our peacemaker.

And from all of them, I have learned a lot and have sharpened my tools for the future journey. There are some places you travel to and enjoy and forget, but then there are some places you go to and become a part of and that place becomes a part of you. I am leaving only the place but the essence of it will always be a part of me. ”

-Dinesh Sharma


Dinesh leaves our studio to join Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Calcutta as a editing student. We wish him all the best and hope to see him back in the studio after his education.

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Goodbye Party for Dinesh Sharma

They say the first impression holds a lot of memory ground. And Dinesh was spot on in gaining that space. His resume was not just a detailing of his skills but a graphical representation of his attitude. His self portrait beaming on the corner left.

Though the time he spent with us maybe be short in length yet its magnitude can only be measured in its depth. He was a graphic designer who loved to wear many hats. He was a doodler. An animator. An illustrator. A video editor. A green tea maker. A Table Tennis player. He was honest about himself. And true to his environment. No task was a burden. And no vision insurmountable. Learning was his hobby. And he excelled.

Life was beginning and he wanted to hold the helm and stand steady. He wanted to expand with the universe. He wanted to breathe with the wind. He would carry a notebook to copy his experience. A sketchbook to draw his inner self. A mind to colour with the wonders of imagination.

Dinesh is a smart worker. He knows he can learn from everyone and everywhere. And he does. Now he parts with us and will restart his education. He has been selected by the prestigious ‘Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute’. We wish him all the best.

He will always be a part of the Brainpan Studio and a part of the studio will always be with him. Fare you well, dear champ. Fly well.

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P.S The title is an obvious reference to the Indian poet, Nissim Ezekiel’s poem ‘Goodbye Party for Miss Puspa T.S.’.

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What are Infographics?

Infographics are the visual representations of information in a succinct and attractive manner. It clearly conveys the information in a progressive and an easy way.

In the age of ever diminishing attention span, vast amount of text is highly unlikely to gather a big audience. Infographics on the other hand, makes information fun and memorable through graphical representation. The adage, “A picture speaks a thousand words” speaks true.

Audience are more likely to engage with the visual media rather than read through corpus of text. Infographics creates a precise world for the audience to interact. It takes less time of the audience and have high recall value.

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We created an explainer video for Health Express on the subject of ‘myopia’. The video uses infographics to convey the information on myopia and its implication in India.

Watch the explainer video below. Please encourage the pandoras by leaving your comments. 🙂

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Thursday Morning at the Studio

The workflow at the studio is quite elaborate yet it works seamlessly because of our understanding of each others’ strengths and weaknesses, our mental stamina and our building blocks. No member is an island. No idea is ignored.

The process:

The creative director comes up with the concept and frames the dialogues.

The graphic artist designs the characters and draws up the storyboard.

The script is sent to the voice over artist.

The animator breathes in the magic portion.

Life infused.


The notable musician and friend from the Jazz-funk quartet “Afterglow”, Shivam joins us at the studio on his birthday. Making music is much more than just playing the instrument. A musician must take part in all aspects of the journey of creation and dissemination. A music video is a child nurtured.

Shivam puts on his producer’s cap to give us feedback on Afterglow’s upcoming music videos.

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The Nymphs of OldFate (Fantasy Art)

Scamira was determined not to be late to school again. Madam Zazoori was succinct in her warning. She would have to wear the false hat as a punishment. But yet again she spent the night in the toadstool circle playing with the gnomes. She forgot her charms and potion pot.

She lives on the other side of the Oreva canal in the castle town of Oldfate. It is a part of the last forest of Yearning. Songs of the Nymphs still wander the starry nights. She is studying to become a purple witch but it has been inordinately difficult for her. She can’t recall most spells and the last frog she kissed died of poisoning. Yet she is determined. The old prophesy foresees.

(To be continued…)

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Artist: Moon Arun | Brought to life by: Brainpan Studio 

We at Brainpan Studio work in sync with our clients to give life to your imagination. From concept to paper to screen, we visualise your dreams. Our highly animated team of visual and graphic artists work in tandem with you to reimagine, visualize and implement your ideas. Give wings to your vision.

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Adventure of Baba Toon in Funky Town

Last time when Baba Toon graced us with his presence, he told us about the mystical process of animation. He guided us through the mystery of motion graphics and then blessed us with the secret tools of the trade.

After a month on the spiraling clouds and meditating on the moving peaks, he is back in the funky town. This time, he carries his bag of ideas to enlighten us about the need of animation in this mortal world. Join us as we wonder and wander with Baba Toon.

Watch this adorable whiteboard animation showing the “Adventure of Baba Toon in the Funky Town“. Feedback needed to feed the Pandoras.

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Character Design for VigilBox

Client: VigilBox is your car’s, virtual security guard; one that literally never sleeps! VigilBox is designed and manufactured in India by an Indian company.

Character: Introducing V. A superhero that protects and prevents automobile crimes. Designed to represent the product itself. V is a personification of VigilBox. Derived out of the logo, V represents the core promises of the product. It reflects the ideals of safety, service and peace of mind.

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Good character design is the backbone of a good media campaign. It is the persona that the company showcases to its potential and existing customers. It is the building block of a company’s identity and its brand. It is the flag bearer of the company’s ethos.

It is paramount in building a good rapport with the audience. It drives credibility and reliability. A good character is multi-dimensional. It transcends both space and time. It speaks for both the company and the customers. A good character is the perfect bridge between the company and the audience. It provokes imagination and takes the audience on a magical journey. It entices, influences and guides.

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