Posts Tagged ‘state of mind’

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.

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.

Rowdra – Rasa1

October 30, 2009 2 comments

I thought doing a sketch based on a theme. The first one to strike my mind was navarasas (9 emotions) .Wikipedia defines rasa as “something that denotes an essential mental state and is the dominant emotional theme of a work of art or the primary  feeling that is evoked in the person that views, reads or hears such a work” . Rasas give colour to human life. The nine rasas are

1. Shringara 2. Hasya 3. Bhibatsya 4. Rowdra 5. Shanta 6. Veera 7. Bhaya 8. Karuna 9. Adbhuta

Case in point – Rowdra

Rowdra is anger and all its forms. Outrage over audacious behaviour and disobediaence, the fury caused by an offense, the rage evoked by disrespect and anger over injustice are all forms of Rowdra.

In this sketch, a symbolic representation is used to explain Rowdram.. Imagine how much anger should one guy have over the other person  so as to think of squeezing a guy like a sheet of paper.

A more interested reader can refer these links to know more abt rasas.

Ref : The Art of Drawing, William Pogany


October 17, 2009 9 comments

This is my first full fledged attempt sketching using charcoal. It was indeed quite challenging. I personally think this is my first sketch which did justice to my blog’s title ” Light and Shade”.

Source: Drawing Scenary : Landscapes n Seascapes, Jack Hamm