Meet Hyd artist Sri Priyatham, Netflix official illustrator for ‘Stranger Things 3’ promo – The News Minute

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Season 3 of Stranger Things, the popular American Netflix web series, is all set to premiere in July. A science fiction series with horror elements, the first two seasons of Stranger Things had kept fans on the edge of their seats with the story of Will Byres, a boy trapped in the “upside down”, set in the 1980s in a fictional town in Indiana. Netflix, as part of their Global Artist Outreach programme, had artists from around the world creating illustrations based on their interpretations from season 1 and 2. Out of the 16 artists shortlisted by Netflix, Sri Priyatham, a popular illustrator from Hyderabad, was the only one from India. He drew Hopper from episode 5 of season 2 as part of the season three promo. Speaking to TNM, Sri Priyatham says that the call from Netflix was unexpected and that he was shortlisted after the streaming giant happened to chance upon his profile on Instagram. “Though the promo happened as part of the Global Outreach programme, it wasn’t any sort of contest where artists could send in their entries. I still don’t have a clue about how Netflix happened to come across my Instagram profile and I was surprised when the ....


I charted out my career option right when I was in school. I was a fan of Cartoon Network from the 90s. I knew what I did not want to do and wanted to be better at what I was good at, ” he adds. Talking about working with Netflix, Sri Priyatham explains, “It was an exclusive project for Netflix. They hired 16 artists to create recap illustrations from season 2. I have been a fan of Stranger Things but wouldn’t have thought of creating an illustration until Netflix approached me. .

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