G. Gopikrishnan


G. Gopikrishnan (born in 1990) is an illustrator based in Kerala, India. He earned a BSc in Chemistry from Kerala University. He has developed his own visual vocabulary and inimitable style. His illustrations combine elements of reality with surrealism, employing use of the pen, and digital art. His remarkable versatility is a tribute to the sensitivity he displays towards his subjects. His beautifully orchestrated compositions are enhanced in breadth and depth by his versatile use of colour. 

He started his career as a freelance illustrator in 2017. His early works were created for Samakalika Malayalam Weekly in 2018. Later on, he designed covers for the writers Devadas VM, Vishnu Prasad, S. Kalesh, Perumbadavam, Chithra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sonnet Mondal etc.  Since 2019 he has been an artist for the Malayala Manorama Daily and is currently doing illustrations for Malayala Manorma Daily, Bhashaposhini (monthly) and cover designs for Manorama Books. In November 2019 and June 2021, he published his cover illustration for Bhashaposhini. And also, he created a creative jacket page illustration regarding the 75th Indian independence day for Malayala Manorama Daily