Karthik82.com is the website of Karthik Abhirama Krishna from Hyderabad, India. I am an artist, photographer and Instagrammer, and if you want to get regular updates about what I am doing and to see my art and photography, the best place to do that is on Instagram.

Follow me on Instagram: @karthikabhiram (where I post one picture a day) and @dailymoviesketch (my account for movie related sketches).

You could also follow me on Facebook: my personal profile, Daily Movie Sketch page

Professionally, I work with TCS and take care of Campus Recruitment for the states of AP and Telangana.

Places I have been featured in / links to check out

  • VoxSpace.in for my Inktober 2017 Sketches
  • IG Live Video: CrushIt Vol 1
  • Presenter at HydInstameet
  • Chaibisket
  • WWIM16 Article
  • Dell XPS 13 Promo Video
  • SodabottleOpenerWala Instagram Takeover
  • ArtConf Video
  • The Hindu Article
  • Deccan Chronicle Article on ArtConf
  • Deccan Chronicle Article
  • Featured by SamsungMobile
  • Featured by SamsungMobile_De
  • Baahubali Movie
  • Featured by Instagram
  • Instameet WWIM13
  • 6-Nov-11: Gave a talk at Pecha Kucha Night Hyderabad about my movie fan artwork. The talk is on YouTube here.

Older Stuff [Written in 2012]

What you are seeing right now is the 2012 “reboot” of the website.  This site has existed for a very long time – the ‘historic’ / archived version is here: http://historic.karthik82.com.  The content there is preserved as-is, since I wrote the code for that myself.  The present website runs on WordPress.

Karthik Abhirama Krishna

Most of my artwork is related to movies.  My art is almost entirely traditional – I use pencil or pen on paper, scan or photograph the artwork and then edit in Photoshop Elements.

In November 2011, I gave a presentation at Pecha Kucha Night Hyderabad Volume 6, about my Movie Fan Artwork.  You can watch the video below, it would give you a good idea about my art and the inspirations behind it.

Photography is a relatively newer hobby of mine.  I used to take photos with the cameras on my mobile phones (in some situations, I still do – I have a Nokia N8 which has a very nice camera) till I bought my first DSLR in April 2011.

This is the photography gear I use:

  • Canon EOS 550D
  • Canon 18-55mm (kit) lens
  • Canon 55-250mm lens
  • Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens
  • Canon Speedlite 580 EX II flash

I have a Sony VAIO E Series laptop on which I produce all the stuff that I post online (including this blog).  The laptop came with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, which I use for most of my image stuff, and Windows Movie Maker for video editing.  I shoot video mostly with my N8 phone camera (it records video in 720p HD).

EDIT Jul-12: I upgraded my Nokia N8 phone to the new awesome Nokia 808 PureView device.  I am very much enjoying taking photos with it and henceforth would use this for shooting video.

Contact me: +91 99591 55953, karthik82 AT gmail DOT com