My name is Saachi Singh, I’m from New Delhi, India and this blog is a space for my personal writing and art. I spent the first ten years of my life in India attending first a dreadful day school in the city and then eight years in a remote school in the Aravali hills, then four years in the best city in the world- Edinburgh, Scotland- and then a year in a tiny little village called Falmouth in Cornwall, on the southernmost tip of England. At the University of Edinburgh I read for a degree in English literature, with external modules in ancient Greek and Roman History and Literature, Social Anthropology and History of Art. At Falmouth I studied Illustration for a year- my projects involved illustrating a short story by Edgar Allen Poe and writing and illustrating a fictional travel narrative.
I’m now working as a storyboard artist at Maya Digital Studios in Mumbai, India, and although I love storyboarding, my dream job is to be involved in a creative storytelling project of epic proportions. I’ve always had this vague feeling that I’m destined for the mainstream, a feeling that is somewhat ironic given that most of my life I’ve felt like a bit of a misfit.
I grew up with a pack of five German shepherd dogs, two rabbits and a friendly wild peacock, so animals are very dear to me. I would be happy to take commissions for portraits in pencil and charcoal, and any writing jobs. I’d also be happy to work for free for the causes I feel strongly about; particularly gender equality, LGBTQ equality, and animal welfare.
Apart from my ‘serious’ stuff that I do to show off to potential clients and employers, I do a fair amount of silly drawings for myself. Most of them involve a notoriously naughty baby monkey called Baby Monkey, pictured below with his girlfriend:
Last but not least I’m ALWAYS up for collaborating on fun projects that involve storytelling, drawing or writing, especially if it’s whacky quirky fantasy stuff that you think you probably shouldn’t share with anyone (but you totally should). At the moment I’m very keen on working with writers and artists on some sort of illustrated, serialized web fiction. Doesn’t matter where in the world you are, or if there’s no funding involved- if you think it’s exciting get in touch.