My First Tanjore painting

August 8, 2010 17 comments

My first tanjore painting. This is one good thing that I did during my India trip – learnt a new art form. It also kept me busy for 3 odd weeks.  Patience is onething which people learning this will acquire during making a tanjore painting. Its just too bad that I dont have the painting’s in-the-making pics…those will tell how a plain plywood board is converted to a piece of art work. There is nothing much that I would add to my previous write-up on tanjore painting.

yooo hoooo –this is for my first one.

Che Guevara

July 19, 2010 3 comments

Here is my charcoal portrait sketch of a  stylized poster of  Che. The original photo was taken by Alberto Korda, in 1960.

Charlie Chaplin

June 30, 2010 6 comments


This sketch is another play on light and shadow.  The human brain can visualize missing information from incomplete cues. This when translated to drawing, means when given just enough cues about the subject, the viewer can envision missing parts. This viewer involvement in envisioning process makes it interesting for them.

Ref:

1. Drawing on the right side of the brain, Betty Edwards

Flowers – cheers

June 13, 2010 12 comments


And here comes my 50th post. I think this is a small but a significant something achievement for me. Therefore I am giving myself couple of flowers to celebrate the occasion.:):)

Ref:

1. Pencil Shading – Basic techniques, Ravi Raj

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