Abhay is a multidimensional artist who is stepping into paintings world as Painter and preparing to come up with his Painting Exhibitions soon. Before coming up as a Painter identity, he is very successful Artist for Character design, Story boarding and Concept Development. When Animation started in India, Abhay worked under Animation Master Rammohan as a Trainee and got mastery over animation and soon become Animation Director and Directed many Projects in Animation field.
He worked as Concept Artist and illustrated Children’s books, produced concept ideas at UTV Toon. Later on he turned to 2D animation which gave expression to his childhood fascination for sketches and all types of art in 2 dimensions. Moving further he entered into 3D Animation and started animating for commercials, TV shows, direct to DVD films and finally full length movies. Designated as an Animation Lead within 6 months of his animation career he worked on "Toad Patrol", "Dr. Disaster", "For better or for worse", "Bad Dog" , "Meena", "Kong" etc.
In 2002 designated as Animation Director at UTV Toons he worked on "Untalkative Bunny" 50 episodes as Animation Director / Character Animator. As Animation Director he also made successful transaction form traditional to Computer Animation - As 2D FLASH: - "Buss on maggie (Disney)", "CoconutFread" (Warner Bros.), "El-Tiger" (Nicklodean) CG Animation:- "Higgly Town Heros". As a Creative Director for Fruitless Short Film-Concept, Storyboard, Character Designing.
He also worked for CG Animation/Character development for "3 Pigs And A Baby" (DVD), "Tortoise Vs Hare" (DVD), "Goldilocks And The 3 Beards" (DVD).
As an Animation Director For Feature Animation Movies 'Space Chimps 2' Vanguard Animation, 'Chubbs Chubbs Save Xmas' Sony Pictures Animation, 'Koochie Koochie Hota Hai' Dharma Productions (Theater release soon).
Tinker Bell- Walt Disney Productions - Movie
Animation supervisor / Character Animator / CG Character Development Meena- Character Animator
Journey from Art to Animation and Animation to Art
Hi Abhay, Tell us how you landed up in Animation Field?
Transition from 2D Artist to 3D Artist? How you updated yourself?
How you become Animation Director?
Tell Us Difference between Role of an Animator and Animation Director?
Why Animation medium is becoming so popular? Why directors and producers are choosing this medium for projects?
How important story telling elements (character/props) are for animation?
Share Your Experience of Most Challenging Project in your career time and working culture in India.
Share your working experience as Feature Film Animation Director of coming up project.
What kind of correction or performance animator directors want from team or group working under him?
Turning Animation Director to Artist (Painter)! Why?
What are tips/tricks and suggestions for coming up artists or aspirants in field of animation?
How important training is for becoming animator?
Today Abhay is not only directing he also does mentoring for Life Drawing Classes for Animators and teaches Animation fundamentals of Art and specialisation to animation aspirants, rest of his time is passionately dedicate to Drawing and Painting. Abhay like to do Still Drawings and Oil Painting Portraits and Landscapes. His house’s one area is dedicated to his passion for art and you find only one thing all over that’s colours of life representing passion, art experience and calmness.
Article by Smita Pandey