Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bubbles


We all are like soap bubbles as well! Some big some small, all made of the same matter, all shine in same yet different ways, all take their own random direction that cannot be exactly predicted and in the end, sooner or later, all are destined to vanish. 

FC Polychromos on 200 gsm black art card paper.




Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Muzic!




Faber Castel Polychromos, white and black gel pen on 130 gsm artist paper.

Pic- Sally Robertson (copyright released)




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Berries




Color pencil on 130 gsm artist paper.
Photo by Sally Robertson–Copyright Released

Captain Von Trapp

Actor Christopher Plummer as the charismatic Captain Von Trapp of ‘The Sound of Music



This 1965 musical drama is one of my most fav movies and was inspired by a real family of Captain Baron von Trapp, an Austro-Hungarian Navy officer.

Christopher Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian actor and is the oldest person ever to win an Academy Award for acting.

Color Pencil on 130 gsm artist paper.



Monday, September 11, 2017

More Cherries!





This is one of my fav works! Done in color pencil, this is a actually cropped portion of one of my sketches.



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sir Salman Rushdie


Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, ‘Midnight's Children’ won the Booker Prize in 1981. Rushdie was born in Bombay, into a Kashmiri Muslim family. His books have been translated in more than 40 languages. (Info- Wiki)

FC Polychromos on 130 gsm artist paper.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Michael Schumacher

Wishing Michael Schumacher a speedy recovery




Michael Schumacher (born 3 January 1969) is a retired German racing driver who raced in Formula One for Benetton and Ferrari. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers and regarded by some as the greatest of all time. In December 2013, Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident. He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months until 16 June 2014. Then in September 2014, he was relocated to his home where he continues to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation privately. (Info- Wiki)


This sketch is my first work with ‘Faber Castell Polychromos’, I used ‘Staedtler Luna’ before that. The shades in Polychromos are different than those in Luna. I took me some time to pick ones suitable for skin tones. However, as these are oil based, these blend easily and do not pose the issue of ‘wax bloom’. 



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cherry Basket

Completed my drawing today! 'Cherry Basket' in Staedtler Luna pencils and Derwent pencil blender and burnisher on A4 130 gsm watercolor paper
(Image from Pixabay)









Thursday, August 17, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Scenery in Soft Pastels

Tried creating something with Soft Pastels (Chalk Pastels) today and it was such a task! 

This medium is not only messy but cumbersome as well.








Saturday, August 12, 2017

Caricatures I



There are some random caricatures recreated from 'The Hindustan Times' newspaper's edit pages. I did these a few months back and really enjoyed sketching them! 






Friday, July 28, 2017

R D Burman




Rahul Dev Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) 

He was an Indian film score composer, who is considered one of the seminal music directors of the Indian film industry. Nicknamed Pancham, he was the only son of the composer Sachin Dev Burman. 

Read more @ Wikipedia

Medium- Color Pencil




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene




Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ is one of my favorite fiction works. The protagonist, Miss Bathsheba Everdene is a proud and independent woman who comes across as inspiring as well. This is also an important feminist character in English literature. This portrait is of British actress Carey Mulligan who played Bathsheba’s character in the movie based on this novel (by the very same name).

Medium- Color Pencil


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lady in a Bar





Reproduced from HT Brunch magazine. Pictures in newspapers and magazines are a great way to practice human figure drawing.

Meduim- Pencil






Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Arundhati Roy



Suzanna Arundhati Roy (24 November, 1961) is a famous Indian author. Her debut novel The God of Small Things’ won her the much coveted ‘Man Booker Prize’ for Fiction in 1997. This novel then went on to become the biggest-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author. She was born in Shillong, Meghalaya to a Bengali Hindu father and a Keralite Syrian Christian mother. She is the cousin of media personality Prannoy Roy of NDTV.

Medium- Pencil Colours



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jai Bholenath!




This quick abstract art is done in Wax Crayons. I got this thought today morning while waking up. Here I have tried to state that Lord Shiva rules the whole cosmos and five elements that make up life namely Sky, Earth, Fire, Air and Water (respectively) are within Shiva. That is, Lord Shiva is time itself, the embodiment of all seen and unseen, concrete and abstract, light and dark, entire universe and all life. He is everywhere, in everything and in all elements. He is a symbol of peace and selflessness, a hermit who lives a Spartan existence, far away from all desires but gives everything to those who revere Him and stay on the morally right path. 

Jai Bholenath!



Wednesday, February 22, 2017