Archive for the ‘Charcoal’ Category

Weathering the storm

February 25, 2010 2 comments

You might have  heard about

Calm after storm


Calm before storm,

But when in the thick of things,

to survive, you need to

Weather the storm.

I present to you, the  fourth element of nature, WIND.


1. Drawing Scenary – Landscapes and Seascapes, Jack Hamm.


February 19, 2010 5 comments

After ‘the proposal’, it is just logical to follow up with getting ‘Hitched’… This is my take on the movie poster of “The Ugly Truth”.


The Proposal

February 13, 2010 9 comments

Yenna solla pogiraai???

In looking at  a picture, the viewer’s eye is unconsciously directed around the picture area by the arrangement of lines and shapes. By using directional lines, we can guide the viewer to what the artist intends to look them at, says Ron Tiner.  My interpretation is , if u see the path that i have shown they converge at a point, (at least in the figure). Here are two different people converging on a common point (love).  I wanted to publish this sketch today coz tomorrow is valentine’s day.


1. Figure drawing without model, Ron tiner.

Men in Black

February 7, 2010 4 comments

After  completing the sketch, I thought there is some similarity between the guys here (the one on far left and 3rd one from left) and comedians, Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien.  The feud between these two guys and the NBC associates is well known and publicized. Now that they have reached a settlement, it looks like these men in black are all set to brief the press.


1. Figure drawing without model, Ron Tiner.

Tranquil Solitude

January 24, 2010 6 comments

To quote Shelley, this  young woman is enjoying her ‘tranquil solitude’.

I just remembered the lyrics of a song from an old tamil movie “aadi peruku” which paints the sketch in words. The song goes like this

“Thanimailiye inimai kaana mudiyama…”.


1. Figure drawing without model, Ron Tiner

Niagara falls

January 10, 2010 6 comments

The next on my list of elements of nature is Water. This  is one section of the american side of the falls. The falls is not very high but very wide in expanse. The sky behind this giant cataract was purposely  drawn darker to emphasize the whiteness of water. The black rock and the trees offer further contrast to this white fury.  I did the sketch in charcoal.


1. Drawing Scenary – Landscapes and Seascapes, Jack Hamm.

On top of the world..

January 5, 2010 2 comments

Back to my theme – Elements of Nature. This time around its Space. I was thinking of how to represent it,  until I stumbled upon this figure. I thought this sketch has more to it than just representing Space. I used charcoal for this sketch.


1. Drawing Scenary – Landscapes and Seascapes, Jack Hamm.