Kushal Bharat Tikle

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Issue 137 August 2016 -

Lo­ca­tion: Sin­ga­pore Web: www.kushaltikle.com Email: kushaltikle@gmail.com ME DIA: Pho­to­shop, Il­lus­tra­tor, Poser Kushal spent most of his life in In­dia, sur­rounded by beau­ti­ful food and fes­ti­vals. His up­bring­ing in such a vi­brant city in­spired his love of di­ver­sity and brings an In­dian in­flu­ence to his de­signs.

Study­ing in­te­rior ar­chi­tec­ture in uni­ver­sity made the artist aware of scale, light, func­tion and form and he is able to blend this with his love of comic art to cre­ate some pretty nifty art.

“I like to learn from the works of Craig Mullins, Daniel Do­ciu, Feng Zhu, Ian Mcque, Moe­bius,” he says. “I thrive on the chal­lenge to learn and grow as a de­signer us­ing my skills and tal­ent.”

1 In­dus­trial waste­lands

“I was keen to show the lowlife in Mum­bai as op­posed to the ad­vance­ments of the cor­po­ra­tion that’s gov­ern­ing it. I looked for in­spi­ra­tion from the ac­tual slums, the dhobi ghauts of Mum­bai.”

2 Dhakk an Cruiser

“Dhakkan in Hindi means a lid. It’s also a slang word used to call some­one an id­iot or stupid. It’s con­structed and de­signed by the or­phans of Mum­bai from the junk avail­able in the slums and the in­dus­trial waste­lands.”

3 Dukk ar

“Dukkar means pig in my na­tive lan­guage. The de­sign is in­spired by pub­lic trans­port ve­hi­cles from In­dia (the rick­shaw) and the Phillip­ines (some­thing called a jeep­ney).”

4 Cruis­ing through the dense sub­ur­ban air of Mum­bai

“Mum­bai has an en­ergy so in­tense that one soon gets sucked into it, and while do­ing this sketch I was look­ing to de­sign an ar­chi­tec­ture that would achieve the same feel­ing. My in­spi­ra­tions were the city’s Dhar­avi slums.”

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