In the realm of pictorial arts, illustration for literary works is considered as a very demanding sub-genre. Limitations are plenty. Various elements such as the writer, characters, and context even the publisher place different kinds of restrictive demands on the illustrator. One should not veer away from the text and instead it is expected of the illustrator to be in close proximity with the text.
One can only attribute this virtue to a certain attitude that relies on continuous learning. The intense attention defining his movement from one character to the other is worth studying. Therefore, unlike many of his contemporaries, the ‘art’ of sketching all men and women alike escapes Chandrashekharan.
Biju Govind M.N. Vijayan SOMETIME IN August 1997, the literary critic M.N. Vijayan wrote in his column in the Deshabhimani weekly that the illustrations of Chans (Chandrasekharan) were “bold and sure” Then, as the editor of the publication, he described … Continued