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Krishna M. Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Ultramatics, The Smithsonian Museum of Art, The Chai Company, Other World Computing and EE Times. Krishna's work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at krishnadraws.com.

Bedroom Light


Painting with some atmosphere using Photoshop, as part of a class demo this afternoon.

Dr. Mindbender


It turns out Dr. Mindbender was a dentist before becoming a Cobra villain. Why hasn’t this fact been mined for a potential story?

Prepare to Board


Planning your composition is crucial. Below is a breakdown of how I direct the eyes around and within the composition. There are also foreground, midground and background elements, with a focal point. Plan with your principles of design before going full bore on details.

Maxing it Up


Vehicle design is one of the subjects we’ll tackle in Character and Object Design this quarter.

My Favorite Toy


Last year I was approached by writer Jesse Young to illustrate a 4-page comic story based on an idea he had developed. Yesterday, all 4 pages went up and I’m super stoked with how the comic pages turned out. Below are the thumbnails I created for the story, based on Jesse’s script. And here are two pages from the completed four page story. Jesse has worked with several artists in creating fantastic short format comics. His stories cover a broad range of genres and styles, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading them all. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to […]

Cover for my latest Portfolio Book


As 2015 comes to a close, I spent some time going through the body of work I created this year to compile the best of the bunch into a printed portfolio book. Assembling a portfolio book has become an annual tradition for me. There’s something appealing about seeing one’s work in print. Making a book involves curation. It demands focus. It has a beginning, middle and an end. Plus, I love the feel of physically holding something that I made. Print isn’t dead, by any means. Below is the front cover: And here’s the back cover: For printing my portfolio […]

ROM vs Dire Wraiths


In anticipation of IDW’s new ROM the Spaceknight series, I created a new illustration featuring ROM and his enemies, the Dire Wraiths.

Jessica Jones


Still making my way through the new “Jessica Jones” Netflix series, and really loving it so far. Here’s my illustrated tribute to the show.

Commando Apes


For this composition, I started in with some research on helmet shapes. Below are some quick silhouette studies. Inks (using Ray Frenden’s LandoCalbrusshian inking brush for Manga Studio): Inks with black fills: Final image: