River by a hill station

Another work using staedler color pencils. By far the biggest challenge for me as I was using four shades of brown along with red, blue and black to get the desired effect for the rocks. For the river water, I used multiple shades of green, purple, blue, black and brown. At one point, I had… Continue reading River by a hill station

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An Indian oil lamp- matching elegance

A break from color pencil sketching using staedler pencils led me to recreate this beautiful oil lamp. It was all about the shapes and the three-dimensional effect. A fast work that made me become comfortable with using pencils in general for sketching work.

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Lotus in water – color pencil sketch

Woo…hooo….sketching with color pencils (staedler). The beauty of color is that it enhances the vividness of the pictures you draw.. My first attempt at using these pencils. It was a painfully slow work as I had do this work stroke by stroke to get the desired effect. Staedler pencils blend in colors when applied one… Continue reading Lotus in water – color pencil sketch

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The first big break – shapes and shadows

Shapes of all kinds combined with the theory and practice of shadow effects from a light source. This was my first serious breakthrough in my art class about 4-5 classes into it. The illusion of depth and dimension was obviously achieved by darker strokes with an 8B pencil. Made me appreciate the power of pencil… Continue reading The first big break – shapes and shadows

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Broken pot on a window sill

A pot with a crack, a wooden frame with flowers and achieving the effect of polished wood.   Phew! took time to complete. I was doubtful about the polished wood effect with its grainy feel. Somehow, made it happen. Used HB, 6B and 8B pencils.

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FDA – Can this Regulator Resist Capitalism’s Behemoths

Among several regulatory bodies, if one has to pick the two biggest promoters or inhibitors of capitalist expansion in the US, it is the FDA and SEC. The SEC in recent times has again gained prominence in the media due to the Wall Street disaster and the sudden love people have found for more monitoring… Continue reading FDA – Can this Regulator Resist Capitalism’s Behemoths

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Exit from US, Re-entry to India

In the recent four weeks, I went through an interesting change in life. After having spent six years in the US doing my MBA and working for the World’s largest corporation, I decided to move back to India and accomplished that in a matter of a few weeks. The transition from life in one country… Continue reading Exit from US, Re-entry to India

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Pots and more pots…

This pencil sketch was a replication of a still-life image of the same in acrylic colors. The challenge was for me to replicate the intricate shades achieved by the original artist in paint through the medium of pencils.   The background has a plastered wall with the chipped layers exposing a brick layout. I used… Continue reading Pots and more pots…

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