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Tanjore Big Temple

May 31, 2010 6 comments


I wanted to try something different this time. Hence Architecture.  I was browsing the net in search of good temple pics to draw. All that I had in mind was to do something simple to get a feel of it and then maybe at a later point of time do a detailed sketch. To test waters, I thought this pic was the right choice. The idea of superimposing Brihadeeswarar temple on an engraved stone  from the same temple was superb. Only while doing this did I realize the importance of paper texture,  to give the feel of stone. I have did what is possible within my limitations.

Here is a neat pic on the evolution of tamil script. Check this out to find which century did the letters found on the sketch above belong to..:)

Ref:

1. Picture courtesy – Sathiyan – http://www.flickr.com/photos/yessathiyan/3832129337/

2. Tamil script evolution picture – http://www.flickr.com/photos/anoopp/3515493170/sizes/m/

Saddam Husein

May 25, 2010 7 comments


A while back I saw the movie “Green Zone” , that inspired me to do this sketch.

Dumped..Discarded…Deserted….

May 15, 2010 2 comments


Here is another quickie.  It was a lot of fun sketching this car. I didnt have to go into the details but covered just enough ground to give the feel.

Ref:

1. Pencil Drawing Techniques, David Lewis

Rose is a rose is a rose

May 7, 2010 8 comments


“A Rose is a rose is a rose” –

This is a line from Gertrude Stein’s poem, Sacred Emily.

It basically means what matters is what something is and not what it is called…. With this meaning in mind, its roots go way back to shakespeare’s romeo and julliet, where he says

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.’

Ref:

1. Pencil Shading- Basic Techniques, Raviraj