COMPOSING THE VIEW

Street sketching is obviously not the same as sketching everyday objects at home or at a restaurant or café where you’re comfortably seated and can take as much time as you’d like to get the sketch right. The activity of people and vehicles on the streets and roads makes it difficult to capture basic outlines,…

Giveaway: Personalized New Year Resolution Doodle #3

Hello people 🙂 I am back after a week-long break (not the nice vacation kind that leaves you with a golden tan but the painful kind with dentists involved!) and am happy to post yet another doodle. As you know, 19th January was the last day of the contest so no more entries eligible. Wait for my next giveaway!…

Giveaway: Personalized New Year Resolution Doodle #2

Today is Day 2 of the “RT and win yourself a personalized New Year Resolution Doodle” giveaway. If you’d like to win one yourself, there are TWO DAYS left (Giveaway closes on 19 January 2015) so re-tweet, share and spread the word to win a personalized doodle! No golden tickets, no candy bars to be…

Giveaway: Personalized New Year Resolution Doodle #1

Yesterday was the first day of the “RT and win yourself a personalized New Year Resolution Doodle” giveaway and today onwards, I shall post a doodle a day. If you’d like to win one yourself, there are a few days left (until 19 January) so re-tweet, share and spread the word to win a personalized doodle!…

Win a personalized New Year Resolution Doodle!

So we all make resolutions and they probably are the same every year. All of us want to get fit, learn the meaning of life strolling in the park eating a doughnut and get discovered on American Idol (ok fine, so I have dreams!). (Oprah voice): Why are so many of us unable to accomplish our goals? Brian Tracy, in…

That time of the day…

Everyday holds magic and there’s a certain time, that special moment during the day when we feel good about everything. This ‘feeling good’ has nothing to do with external events. It is something that comes from within. That special time for me is in the afternoon. That’s why I prefer walking around the city during this time. I…

An Evening at Jal Mahal

Yesterday, I decided to take a break and visited the Jal Mahal near Amer. I wasn’t expecting as many people and went with my sketching kit. I was wrong- the place had a lot of visitors and that was quite a nice thing because it looked so colourful and lively. Of course, that made sketching…

Fresh from the Tandoor

As a little break from architecture and knick knacks, I decided to sketch something in between. A little eatery around the Auliya Masjid area called Wasim Hotel (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India) caught my attention where heaps of tandoori rotis (bread) were selling out every second! The person at the tandoor expertly rolled out the dough and as someone called out for…

Coffee cups, mail and cereal boxes

I have been drawing from the time I was little. Sometimes I drew a lot and at other times, not so much. The same pattern continues today. I drew things on newspapers, old diaries, envelopes lying on the table waiting to be checked…anything. These things often get discarded and you end up losing a frame from…

Sketch of the day- Jaipur

M.I.Road is one of my most favorite places here in Jaipur. Streets lined with shops selling clothes, jewelry, kebabs, dry fruits, shoes and whatnot! I often go there, sit for a while and sketch. It’s a very busy area so you either have to go early in the morning when most shops are closed or…

New Year Resolution.

So my New Year resolutions this year are many. One of them is to sketch daily. I’m a bit late that way since it’s the 9th today but I shall upload earlier sketches anyway. This first post has a picture I drew of my current kit and color swatches of the paints I have used/ tried- Pebeo, Camel…