Another Old Design

Here’s to the time in BITS Pilani, summarized in three phrases. Made this at the end of my sophomore year, when we left for summer break.

BITS time

 

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ColourPlay

Pure vector extract pigmented with breathtaking colours.

Sunset-01

Sunset.

A perfect blend of blue, red, orange and yellow. Couldn’t find a better way to express this combination. The bottom blue keeps it clean, while minimal details go with the orange space. The use of only circles and straight lines keeps the design simple.


Ice Cream-01

Ice Creams.

Back in my school days, Mango, Orange, Lime, Raspberry and Cola used to be the most popular stick ice creams. Mmm.. :3

Well here, notice how the purple background beautifully supports light as well as dark colours even when all are placed together. Purple – Yellow has been my favorite combination among the purple series. It turns out that darkening the background downwards and darkening the foreground upwards blends these colours easily.


Countryside-01

Countryside.

A typical night scene – resembling those featured in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.

Shades of Blue, Green, White and Midnight Black – perfect to set the scene. The deliberate placement of trees and buildings at one end of the canvas let’s the viewer enjoy the beauty of the moolight while still filling the empty space.


Rainbow-01

Rainbow.

Notice how all the colours sit comfortably on the soft cyan background. The soft cyan colour suits the rainbow because our eyes are so used to watching a rainbow in the vast blue sky.

 


Signature-02

Made with love, coffee, adobe illustrator.

Forms and Styles of Hindustani Vocal Music

ABSTRACT

Indian Classical Music has been divided into two sub-genres, Hindustani
Shastriya Sangeet popular in North India and Carnatic Music, practiced in the southern part of India.

Most forms of music have at least three main elements – melody, rhythm and harmony. Because of its contemplative, spiritual nature, Hindustani (north Indian) classical music is a solitary pursuit that focuses mainly on melodic development. In performance, rhythm also plays an important role, giving texture, sensuality and a sense of purpose to melody. Instruments like tabla, pakhavaj etc. are used to provide rhythm. While, instruments like tanpura are accompanied to provide harmony.

In Hindustani classical music, once one has a command over the basic notes, he/she is introduced to ragas (which are like musical themes), and then is encouraged to start improvising and making his own melodies. The main thing Hindustani classical music does is to explore the melodic and emotional potential of different sets of notes. About five hundred ragas are known (including historical ragas) today. While in carnatic music, there are 72 melakartas in which most compositions are based.

Because, not everyone can master the rigorous training essential to appreciate hindustani classical music, many forms were given rise to which were semi-classical and light in nature. These styles are less rigid so that anyone can practice and compose songs. Later, light music was adopted in movies. Many singers composed in this style. Due to the influence of films and television, these compositions came in the limelight of the masses and gained popularity. Folk music on the other hand is diverse because of India’s vast cultural diversity. Though it is weakened due to the arrival of movies and the western pop culture, saints and poets have large musical libraries and traditions to their name.

Here are some notes from my study of Hindustani Classical Music.


Cite:

Naveen Venkat (2017, December 9). Forms and Styles of Hindustani Vocal Music. Retrieved from http://www.naveenvenkat.com


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Trying out Minimalist Designs

I was thinking of making minimalist design from a long time. Minimalist designs are good backgrounds to write content on. Here are a few I made this week.


 

Google Play Wallpaper 1366x768-01


Vector Wallpaper 2 plain-01


Desert Scene-01


Vector Wallpaper Monarch Butterfly-01

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Some more #AdobeIllustrator

The previous three nights have gone like this. Did a #QuoteDesign and another #VectorDrawing. So here it goes.

#QuoteDesign1

thought1-01


 

#VectorDesign3

It's Just Me-02

(Wondering what LITE means? Check this out: What does the word lite mean? – QUORA)

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3:20 AM, two Vector Designs and counting…

It’s 3:20 AM, here in Pilani. I’ve got my comprehensive examination (Final Exam) in Biology tomorrow, and I’m spending my night in doing some #designing work in Adobe Illustrator. So, here it goes.


My first Vector Graphic Design, in Adobe Illustrator.

Dream Banner


My second “lite” Vector Graphic Design in Adobe Illustrator.

Nav Logo


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Organ On a Chip

As global health is a matter of concern today, people are finding ways to discover drugs that that are effective against diseases. But finding out how our body reacts to those drugs is of greater concern. However, developing drugs that are cost effective is difficult especially when there are too few means to ascertain whether they are safe for human trials.

One way is to simulate a body part using physical models. However, to attain a real life simulation we need real cells. But human cells are not used to the environment outside the body. So we need to set the right environment. Thus the concept of “Organ-on-a-chip”, which is a combination of both cells and physical models, has become popular.

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