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Rahul Deshpande


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  • In 1991, completed BFA (Applied Arts) from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Arts,
    Mumbai with Illustration as specialization. Worked as a Visualizer, Assistant Art
    Director at Impressions Advertising Pvt. Ltd.
  • Worked as a Comic Book Illustrator for Delhi based publisher under the guidance of Master Artist Pratap Mulick. Since then working as a illustrator, designer for various publications and advertising agencies. Also received guidance from eminent Illustrator-Designer-Painter Ravi Paranjape.
  • Worked on Mural designs and painting for many architects and interior designers.
  • Also participated in many group shows and exhibitions successfully.
  • Solo show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Centre, Renaissance Art Gallery,
    Bliss Art Gallery
  • Group shows at Bermingham, England and Sydney.
  • Awarded by "Pandit Satwalekar Pratisthan, Pune" for the year 2010.
  • Achivement : Two works (Watercolours) are selected for Book Best of     WorldWide WaterMedia Artist by Kennedy Publishing, US - A leading publisher     in Art & Culture Books. This Volume will showcase 100 Top Watercolourist from     the World. Innovative, Style & Uniqueness in handling the medium are the main     consideration for the selection.
  • Working as a Visiting faculty for Symbiosis Institute of Design since last 5 years for subjects like Sketching & Drawing, Structure Drawing, Visualizing Technique,     Design & Composition specially for Animation and Graphic design department.
  • Worked as freelancer Graphic Designer & Illustrator for Ad Agencies and Publishers.
  • Completed M. A. Indology at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapith with A+ grade, 2019.
  • More than 15 books conceptualized, written, designed and edited for leading
    Fine Art Book Publishers in India covering legendary artists, senior contemporary artists, illustrators and designers.
  • Books published as a

Author :

  • Acrylic Explorations
  • Think 3D - Introduction to Structure Drawing
  • Think 3D Part II - Advanced Structure Drawing
  • Sketching and Drawing - A Personal View - Rahul Deshpande

Co-author :

  • Pencil Techniques – Graphite
  • Pencil Techniques - Part 2
  • Methods and Techniques – Pastel
  • Methods and Techniques - Colour Pencil
  • All books are received very well and the first book
    ‘Methods and Techniques - Colour Pencil’ is running 25th edition.
  • Also worked as an Editor for Fine Art books.
  • Designed and illustrated books for some well-known publishers.
  • Designed three Postal Courses on Drawing and Painting, Landscape and Portraits.
  • Conducted workshops and given demonstrations for Kalakalp Art by Post Institute
    as well as other private institutions.
  • Member of Representational Artist of Pune.
  • All though many of the works are in Acrylics and Water Colour,
    I also work in other mediums like Oil, Charcoal, Pastel and Colour Pencil,
    Pen & Ink with equal command.

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Structural and Analytical Drawing for all disciplines of design institutes.
  • Sketching and Figure Drawing for Animation Students.
  • Visualizing Techniques and Advance Illustration Techniques for
    Graphic Design and Animation
  • Colour Theory, Design Fundamentals for Graphic Design and Animation

Academic Interest :

  • Interested in developing different drawing methods to upgrade students understanding and performance in given time frame.
  • Innovative ideas for assignments to improve students thought process and visualizing
  • Demonstrations for students to know the techniques with proper understanding
  • Interested in research on Indology based subjects and their application for communication design

Works in Collection: • IBM, Pune • Great Eastern Shipping Corporation, Mumbai
• Maritime Heritage Foundation, Mumbai • Hotel Rajvilas, Pune • Spicer Memorial Church, Pune • Raviraj Group, Pune • Kunal Group, Pune • Siddhivinayak Group, Pune • And many private collectors including film actor Kabir Bedi and noted playback singer Suresh Wadkar

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