Join us at Sketchup 1.8, Bangalore Edition – An Artist Gathering and Meetup

Cupick is happy to be hosting the first-ever Bangalore edition of The Sketchup! Join us in our office on Sunday, Oct 11 and be a part of a fun artist gathering and meetup.

This months’ banner was created especially for the event by Lotta Farber. Freebies with her lovely art will be available at the event to carry home as a memento. The event is free, but entry is by RSVP only. If you would like to attend, do write in to mail.sketchup@gmail.com with your name, a line about yourself and a link to your work.


Venue: The Cupick Office: #58, 1st Floor, Double Road, Appareddy Palya, Indiranagar 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560038

Date:11th October, Sunday

Time: 2pm – 5pm



Our Speaker for the session is Amitabh Kumar!

Amitabh is a Bangalore based artist, MSU Baroda graduate, amazing street artist, faculty to the Srishti School of Art and Design and Technology and an initiating member of comics ensemble, The Pao Collective.

For more of his work, visit his website.

Amitabh Kumar, faculty at Srishti School of Art Design and Technology
Amitabh Kumar, faculty at Srishti School of Art Design and Technology

Also speaking at the event will be Pia Meenakshi of Gumani, Madhuvanthi Mohan of Something Sketchy, Sheena Deviah of Ragamuffin Illustration and Illustrator-Graphic Designer Abhishek Choudhury.

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Pia Meenakshi
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Madhuvanti Mohan
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Sheena Deviah
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Abhishek Choudhury

Our lovely banner artist for the session is Lotta Farber who has created the banner photo bear especially for the event. Freebies with her lovely art will be available at the event to carry home as a memento.

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Banner by Lotta Farber

Why have this event?

It is so inspiring to be around other illustrators and people doing what you love to do. That’s what the Sketchup is for:  inspiration, connection and collaboration. For us to get together, talk and connect. Because it’s nice being around one another, and good things may come of it. 🙂


What is the Sketchup exactly and how did it start?

The Sketchup is an artist gathering and meetup organized by Madhuvanthi Mohan (Madhu) of Something Sketchy. She retails products with her illustrations on them in 15 stores across 9 cities in India and 4 stores in NYC where she’d spent last summer doing a few courses at the School of Visual Arts. Madhu started the Sketchup about a year and a half ago after attending a conference for creative entrepreneurs and realising how much she missed being around other artists and illustrators ever since quitting working full time as a copywriter.

In the past year and a half, Sketchup has had 8 sessions, all of them in Mumbai. At each session a Speaker(s) talks about their journey in illustration, a Banner Artist who designs the cover page and profile picture for the month and a Topic Picker who picks a topic that everyone sketches to. All entries on the page with a link to their pages.

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The Sketchup
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The Sketchup

Who have past Speakers been?

Past Speakers have been Ayaz Basrai of the Busride Design Studio, Abhijieet Kini of Abhijeet Kini Merch, Cyrus Daruwala of I Take This Train Too, Saurabh Sadanand Chandekar, Mira Malhotra of Studio Kohl, Prasad Bhat of Graphicurry and Saumin Patel.

Past Banner Artists, Topic Pickers and regular Sketchup members are  Sajid Wajid SheikhRitaban DasAnkita ShindePranita Kocharekar, Mitisha Mehta and Tosha Jagad of Moe ToysSirawon KhathingSebin SimonNewman DSilvaVydika Rao and Manas Kunder.

Below are some photos of past Sketchup sessions.


The talks will be followed by an hour of chatting, a sketching activity, an on spot postcard art exchange and sharing favourite books, so do carry your sketchbook and any graphic novels/art prints/books you love, to show and inspire other artists who are attending!

We hope you can make it to the first Bangalore edition and hang out and meet some interesting artists! The event is free, but entry is by RSVP only. If you would like to attend, do write in to mail.sketchup@gmail.com with your name, a line about yourself and a link to your work. You can reach me (Madhu) at +91 99-30-710205 if you need anything.

Look forward to seeing you there! 🙂

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The Sketchup
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