About the blog

Hi All, this is Siddharth. Welcome to my blog, croquis-de-crayon.

If you are wondering, what it means it is simply “pencil sketch” in french. why go for a french title?? simple. the english names which i wanted to use were already taken and i know a little bit of french.

I am working in the semiconductor industry and been sketching for a while as a hobby.  I dont remember when I first started to draw but it turned out to be a good way to kill boredom. I am not trained in sketching so these are my dabblings in art. However I want to share my work and thats why the blog. The stuff that I post here are recreations of what I see in the quoted reference below each sketch and I try to interpret it in my own way. So thats about it folks..

  1. Tony Thompson
    May 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    “Envisaging” – I really love this piece. I love it so much I was wondering if we could have your permission to use it on a flyer. I am co-producing an off-off-off broadway play an its actually a series of monologues entitled “Sketches of a Man”. This piece would be perfect for the flyer and the program cover. We would definitely give you credit and your name is already on the picture. We will not be selling it to gain a profit, only to promote our event. Please contact me and let me know if there would be a problem with this. Thank you. Tony Thompson tonyt06@hotmail.com

  2. May 24, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Hi Tony, Thanks for letting me know. I have sent you an email in this regard.

  3. Nancy Haswell
    June 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Love this piece! I was wondering if it would be possible to incorporate your sketch of Niagara Falls, with you credited, of course, in a floral vignette that our Garden Club is designing for the Great New York State Fair in August in Syracuse, NY? A copy, with your permission, would be framed and hung for a period of four days during the first show. Thanks and if you have any questions, just ask.
    “Merci” so much for considering this request.

    Nancy Haswell
    Home Garden Club
    Syracuse, NY

  4. July 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Hi Nancy, I have sent you an email in this regard .Please check.

    • Anthony Olivieri
      September 13, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Hi, how could I get my hands on your sketch of Wild Wild West? I would like to have it turned into a wall mural for a bar that I am building. Thank you Anthony

  5. ramaa sonti
    August 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

    i seen your sketches
    the rasa’s series is excellent

    • August 14, 2010 at 11:11 am

      The navarasa series in pencil sketches is the first of its kind. Feels good when it gets noticed and better when you let me know. Thanku Ramaa.

  6. shruti
    November 16, 2010 at 3:26 am

    cool….i am doing charcoal sketches myself…i ve been into business for 10 years but it could never keep me happy….i am doing more creative stuff now…

  7. April 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Ја обично не поруке у блоговима, али ваш блог ме је натерао да, невероватно раде .. лепа …

  8. Aneeqa
    July 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I simply love your drawings. I have always had an eye for art and have attempted drawing myself, painstakingly though :p Its wonderful to see someone whose so good at it.

  9. Marianne Rivers
    August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Hello Siddharth,

    I would like permission to use one of your sketches for a University assignment. If you wouldn’t mind contacting me to discuss the possibility I would appreciate it….the deadline is looming!

    Thank you,

    Kind regards

    • August 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      hi Marianne,
      What sketch do you intend to use? Let me know

  10. jeevan
    August 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    hello siddarth,
    i also have the hobby of sketching but i not able to imagine like u so i m trying 2 use ur sketches and den i will try to create my own

  11. apoorva
    October 13, 2011 at 6:31 am

    hello siddarth 🙂
    I also do art as a hobby just like u and during my engineering this was just the best way to reduce stress and to kill boredom….so i really liked all your work 🙂 keep up the good work 😀

  12. November 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hi siddharth,

    Lovely work…. am so much amazed… am also into pencil shading and sketching…but a starter… no words…ur inspiring….got to c ur FB link..here after will follow u there…Keep going 🙂

  13. Malavika
    December 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Dude i tried drawing your rose Pic 😀 ..
    Well i had to give like something personal to my someone who means a lot to me, and i hardly had an hour so i googled for a quick sketch of flowers, and i got your rose, my version is a bit different from yours as in i was only referring to the shading part and moreover it cant compared with yours though. you are amazing. 🙂

    • December 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks malavika. your special someone will sure love what you did because a) its coming from you and has your touch to it b) its rose.

  14. Nikitha
    January 4, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Hi Siddarth…
    The sketches are really awesome, even are really challenging person for this black and white world!!
    Even, my hobby are sketching and paintings, more than painting i will to sketch and show the kamal with single color!!
    Each skecthes is seemed to be a real one in black and white photo.
    Other than this even i wont be bored and uneasy to sketch.
    Is everything is of ur imagination r with any sources..

  15. Divya R
    November 27, 2012 at 5:18 am

    hey Siddarth,

    Loved your work… sketches are awesome…
    Continue the good work…love to see more of your creations…:D

  16. November 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Nikitha & Divya, I am glad you stopped by and enjoyed the work.

  17. kirthika
    February 23, 2013 at 3:21 am

    great work man.. nd i cant blieve u are not a proffessional 😛 was it true??? 😉 awesome work.. and its difficult to c proffesionals in other streams.. spending time for this work!!!! keep giving us many more new improvised version.. 🙂 hats off!!! 🙂

  18. Oded
    June 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Hello Siddarth,

    i’m very impressed by your artwork. i was randomly looking around the web and i came across one of your works, labeled – top of the world. i wonder if i could use it as a thumbnail pic for a FB business page i run, deals with poetry.


  19. Sudha
    May 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I came to your blog accidentally but I am glad I came here 🙂
    At first I saw all the paintings & confirmed that this person must be an artist , but to my surprise I realized you’re not a Professional artist . I must say you draw really very well .
    I also share the same interest as yours (sketching & painting ) , but I am not as good as you 🙂 . But there is lot I can learn from you .

  20. Vishwaa
    January 16, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    These are some amazing masterpieces .. one of the best I have even seen .. hats off ..they are magnificent… each sketch with a nice message 🙂

  21. Ramesh Aroli
    October 22, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Siddharth,
    I found some of the wonderful sketches here. They appear as if done by a professional artist. Especially I love the Black Beauty pencil sketch and if you permit I would like to use it for my upcoming translation of novel from Telugu to Kannada. Will give proper credit to you. So, it would be great if you can permit me to use the same. And I been searching for your contact details ever since found this sketch. Please do respond and give your contact details.

    thanking you

    Ramesh Aroli

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