Sunday, May 25, 2014

Radha Krishna - Experiment on Watercolor

Guess what I did this weekend? yeah its again Radha Krishna in watercolor. This appeared to be easy at first sight, since I dont have to draw the real face, but ended up really difficult in preparing the background with those dark colors. I should have used masking fluid to cover the main picture and played around with the background dark colors, its ok, another learning. experiment continues...

Please provide your valuable suggestions to improve.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Peacocks - Color Wash

Another art which attracted me while browsing, must be a colorwash, so tried to keep my drawing board horizontal and did a color wash. Even though I could not match the original art, am satisfied with the result I got, for my serious third watercolor drawing.

Hope everyone like it, please share your suggestions to improve.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Peacock Dance - Watercolor

The more and more I search for watercolor arts, the more I get inspired with the creativity and techniques used and trying my hands. After a long time, got a free weekend to explore watercolors. It looked simple when I saw, but when tried, the actual effort was known. Will surely try one more of the same drawing, with the learning I got from this drawing.

Hope you all like it, and please give me suggestions to improve.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Radhe Krishna - Watercolor

Quite for a long time I have been thinking to try my hands on watercolor, have been trying lot of techniques but yet to master them. First time trying Lord Krishna with Radha in watercolor, took long time leaving breaks for the colors to dry, to apply layers, required patience. Learned how the strokes and colors look after drying, ones looking dark are not goin to be really dark after drying :), I know there are lot to improve, please provide you suggestion and tips on where to improve and is there any other technique I can try to make it even better.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jallikattu Series

January being the season of farmers in southern part of India, there is celebration for a week. Highlight of the festival season is the Bull Taming (Jallikattu) conducted in various parts of village. Youngsters are lined up not just for the game, but it proves their braveness, ofcourse there are people who jump out of the field. With all these new actions over the internet, why not put them on drawing and here are few of the actions using Charcoal stick as medium.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

"India Today" Coverage - Self Taught Artist

Another exciting moment happened in Dec 2013 was an article covering about "Self Motivated Artist" in India Today. It was a pleasant surprise for us, when reporter and photographer from the Magazine visited us and started interviewing us about our passion. Very happy to see an article covering my photo while sketching during Chennai Weekend Artist's Sunday meet at Queen Mary's College, Chennai.

Mylapore Fest -

Mylapore can rightfully claim to be the soul of Chennai city. Mylapore retains the look and feel of an old neighborhood, the culture and heritage typically south Indian, yet it has not escaped development. This place that is proud of its arts, culture and tradition and people is just the setting for a cultural festival.

Mylapore Festival 2014 happened during 2014 Jan 9 - 12, where Chennai Weekend Artist (CWA) exhibited 100+ original art works from various medium like charcoal, watercolor, acrylic etc. We also had color prints of all sketches priced low next to the originals. First time we tried printing on art board and created photocard. I had 4 of my photo cards on sale during the exhibition. Another great experience starting of 2014.

Highlight of the festival was Water color demo by Nirupam Konwar, Acrylic demo by Jeevanathan.

Flashback - A Tribute to Cinema

I got a wonderful opportunity to participate in Flashback - Tribute to Indian Cinema, conducted by Anna University and Ethiraj College - Media Science department students. They had a collection of 4000+ photographs all related to early cinema history. This was to honour 100 years of Indian cinema history. They had display of projectors, camera, editing machines etc etc as exhibits, it was wonderful to know how cinema evolved and it is now.

Chennai Weekend Artist (CWA) was invited to exhibit sketches of old movies in artistic way, we had almost 200+ entries and 80+ were selected to exhibit, including two of my sketches. It was really a exciting experience and my first display in an exhibition. Puthuyugam TV covered the whole show which happened during last week of December 2013.

Syberian Director Goran Paskaljevic inaugurated the exhibition and other Celebrities like Padmasree Kamal Hasan, Goutami, Nasser, Editor Lenin, Director Ram, Director/Actor Sasikumar, Director Cheran, Director Atlee, Kalaimamani Film news Anandhan, Art Director Mr. Trotsky Marudu and many more visited and wished the students. Happiest moment was when Padmasree Kamal Hassan was looking at my charcoal sketch of Moonram Pirai Scene.