Parinitha Konanur is a full time Illustrator, Author and Urban Sketcher, who loves to travel and journal her travels through watercolour sketches. She works on illustration projects mainly for books and branding projects that are illustration heavy. In her free time she concocts stories, writes, plays with her dogs and watches the sky.
She is a true blue Bangalorean currently living in the misty mountains of Chikkamagalur. With a degree in fine arts and majoring in Art History, she learnt to see art from multiple perspectives, she saw how impactful art in any of its forms can be, be it for self-growth or social change.
She discovered Urban Sketching with watercolours back in 2013 and after that there was no looking back. She has been in the Urban Sketching Community for many years, it has helped her with her conceptual illustrations and art work.
Parinitha Konanur has taken Urban Sketching workshops for over five years now where she has taught a myriad of Sketching and watercolour workshops, she has taken participants on Urban Sketch walks in Bangalore. She started Bohosketcher as an Urban Sketching blog to journal all her travels, journeys visually and as a collection of stories. Over the years she has come to realize how Urban sketching can be a meditative process and an activity in mindfulness.
She fell in love with illustrations from a young age, which came from richly illustrated Russian Children’s Books she read as a child. Illustrations have always fascinated her and every book she loves, she cherishes more with an illustrated edition, she feels it brings more to the story, especially for children, it helps them to imagine and emote.
She believes that children are our future and the future of our planet and she believes that if they are taught to care for nature and mother earth, they will grow up to be environmentally conscious adults. She has written and illustrated a children’s book” Ajji and Mili into the Forest” to help children connect to nature and to care for animals, this book also helps Children get an understanding of Indian culture.