50 Shades of Baba Toon
Shade 1: Lucky Mascot
Moon grew up in Assam amidst the lush green landscape. It was so full of life. He grew up in a village bordering Nagaland. They would sit around bonfires and listen to old folk tales and legends. And his eyes would light up, brighter than the fire. Inspired by noble Karna he took up archery and would practice for hours in the tree groves. Seeing the distant hills, he could instantly become Hanuman en route to Lanka to save my allies. The forests of Kaziranga was teeming with animals and the fables of the Panchatantra would come alive. There was no limit to imagination.
He always loved drawing and sketching but didn’t take it very seriously until he reached college. Till then he did it for fun. But as he grew older, nothing else seemed as exciting as art. Watching movies by Spielberg and characters from Disney and Studio Ghibli, he was suddenly made aware of the potential of art. He got serious. He started studying illustration, anatomy and design on his own. Then he came to Delhi to study animation. The craziness and the pace of city-life stretched his horizons. Suddenly his landscapes of home had futuristic space-crafts flying into them and he emerged as a Concept-artist.