Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Semi Portraits - 2

Another one in the same category. I used an HB (Conté à Paris) and a 6B (Staedtler mars lumograph) pencil. Those are the only two graphite pencils I have.

Pencil on paper 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Semi Portraits - 1

I love to draw human faces. The expressions, the eyes. Not that I'm really good at it, but that's what I find myself doing many a times. With my drawing style, most of these remain incomplete. So, let's call them Semi Portraits.

Pencil on paper

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Full moon

While visiting a small collectibles shop in Bangalore, I found a bamboo piece with some two cranes in a valley between the hills. When I was back home, I sketched it.

Pastels and Crayons on paper

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Radha Krishna - the eternal love story

yadi hari-smarane sarasam mana:  
yadi viläsa-kaläsu kutühalam |  
shrunu tadä jayadeva-sarasvatim ||

Dear audience! If your mind is permeated by mellows of ever- fresh loving attachment while hearing the pastimes of Sri Hari, and if you are curious to know about his ingenuity in the amorous arts, may you become immersed in bliss by listening to the mellifluous, tender and endearing verses of this collection of songs by the poet Jayadeva.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Charcoal with love

Too many of my publishable drawings seems to be done in charcoal. May be that is because of my liking to intense contrast and rich black texture that the medium provides. This contrast between deep black of charcoal and the plain white paper helped me recreate the magic of my favorite black and white illustrators. This drawing was made after watching the movie - Sin City - The customer is always right.

Charcoal on paper