In this video created specially for Khula Aasmaan, senior cartoonist and illustrator S. D. Phadnis shows how to draw cartoons and talks about the art of cartoon drawing and cartoon making.
S. D. Phadnis - cartoonist and illustrator
Born in 1925 at Bhoj, Dist. Belgaum, India, he studied art at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai. He was interested in cartooning. He moved to Pune and started his career as a cartoonist and a humour illustrator. A large number of books and periodicals have been brought to life by the cartoons of S. D. Phadnis. He has carved a niche for himself in the field of humorous illustrations. Many of his works have been featured at the International Salon of Cartoons, Montreal, Canada.
His simple, captionless cartoons bring out the humour in everyday life, crossing the boundaries of language, region or class. In 2001 he was conferred the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, by Indian Institute of Cartoonists, Bangalore