Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Some paintings

I was asked to make some paintings based on religious themes. Goddess Lakshmi, Bhagwan Mahavir in kausag mudra and dhyana mudra.

Goddess Lakshmi
Oil on canvas
91 cm x76 cm
For this one I took the reference elephant on the right from Raja Ravi Verma's painting of Lakshmi ji.

Mahavir in kausag mudra
Oil on canvas
91 cm x76 cm

Siddha Bhagwan in Dhyana mudra
Oil on canvas
76 cm x76 cm

They were done in 2 or 3 days each. So to speed up the drying process of oils, I had to add a lot of Liquin original. I'm not too happy with the results in terms of modeling the forms and handling the values. That is what I primarily learnt in Florence, but had very little time to work on those.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Demo Reel 2014

My new demo reel: 2014

Showreel 2014 from Hemali Vadalia on Vimeo.
Soundtrack is from Little miss sunshine.(I will put the details soon!)

Finally managed to make a reel under 2 minutes with more drawings and illustration work. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tidy Kids- video

Here is a little video of 'Tidy-Kids iPad game', with a few game elements, illustrations, animations. This one took sooo much longer than I expected, testing all my patience.. with the old video footage in different sizes, different formats, different frame rate, and the conversions for different softwares.  But learnt new things. I plan to use it for my new demo-reel.

Tidy Kids App from Hemali Vadalia on Vimeo.

And here is the portrait of my mother that I started but is put on hold because of the demo reel thing.

EDIT: finito!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


I finally managed to finish my student animation films. Edited/removed a few shots. Basically made it a bit presentable. I dont like leaving things unfinished and this was in my todo list for quite some time.
So here it is~ Drift, my second short animation for a beautiful song sung and composed by Kori Pop.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Online shop!

So it's been a month and I'm back home. 
I always thought I would write a very-very long post about my experiences of living in and traveling around Florence, but that's going to take some time. 

At the moment I'm pretty excited to share with y'all my online shop on society6! I have uploaded only one illustration and I do plan to create more illustrations and drawings for the store. 

Here is the link:

Prints and things~ 
Some prints are expensive here. And I would love to figure out better, cost effective options, if there are any: What do you think? Write to me here: hemaliv.84@gmail.com 


Thursday, May 22, 2014


Lorenzo~ Portrait in Sepia. 
6 days pose.

~: detail :~

Finito! So the portrait of Chiara is finally finished :) 
I always spelt her name as Kiara, but it is an Italian name, so 'Ch' is basically the 'K'. Also, roll the letter R as 'arr' to make it sound really Italian. (kee-aarrah) I'm gradually beginning to love this language :D
Okay, so now that I can't work on it anymore and I have time to look at the picture, I see how I completely forgot to work on the ear! It looks so weird now. I was planning to work on it at the end, but got carried away with the primary details(eyes, nose, mouth). Something to keep in mind, for the next portrait!