Sketching The Lockdown Away

Creative Gaga|Issue 50

Sketching The Lockdown Away
Known for his humour laced caricatures and cartoons, artist Uday Mohite voices his concerns as the pandemic ensues, the uncertainty reigns and the lockdown continues.
Uday Mohite

CG. How have you handled the lockdown? How you managed to stay inspired despite being forced to stay at home?

Uday. Since I am a freelance illustrator, my workspace is at home. I stopped working full-time around five to six months ago and decided to freelance full-time. Due to this, the lockdown did not hurt my work. An artist can work for hours irrespective of location.

CG. What are the struggles you’ve faced in maintaining your livelihood as an artist due to this lockdown?

Uday. The lockdown did not affect me initially since I had a few ongoing assignments. But as the pandemic intensified and only the essentials were delivered, I started witnessing a slowdown in my work. I seldom remember a day in the last 10-15 years that I did not have work at hand, but during the lockdown, the amount of work has gone down.

CG. As an artist, how do you manage your workspace at home? Has this reflected in your productivity?

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