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Ponnu Paati

This is the portrait of my grandmother. Till now this has been the toughest portrait to pencil-sketch. But I love the end result. My mom says that it looks pretty real. So I am happy!!

– Shalini

Mar12_Portrait

Today I sketched one more face into my Facebook. 2B, 4B and HB pencils. Using 4B is a bit tough on small sized sketchpads. So at many places I had to use a Q-Tip to shade up sharp lines.

I am enjoying this self challenge!! I hope my friends are able to identify the faces though..

– Shalini

Vibha

Portrait upload today. I followed the instructions from Nina Johansson’s website and made a small sketchbook. I decided to call it my Facebook, since I intend to fill it up with faces. Though they would be small and quick, it would give me a chance of practicing quick facial portraits.

The first picture I drew was of a dear friend – Vibha. Sketched with 2B and 4B pencils.

– Shalini

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

This architectural structure in New delhi, India, is called Jantar Mantar. This was built as a Vedic Observatory for Astronomical calculations. A bit of history – it was built in the 18th century I guess, by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur (again, in India).

There are 5 such marvelous geometric structures all over India, the main purpose of which were to predict times and movements of the sun, moon and other celestial bodies, and also to measure the time of the day. The structure that I have drawn here is actually a Sundial with a Western and Eastern Quadrant, to tell the time during the day.

For more information on this Architectural marvel, click here.

This is my entry for TAD3 today and also Illustration Friday’s theme – ‘Time’

3 scenes

3 scenes

Here I tested my own patience. I wanted to know if I could sketch the same picture more than once. I was always faced with the immediate question – ‘Why would I want to!!’ Finally I did it! I took a photograph of my friends who had come home for my anniversary, and decided that to make it interesting I would put them in 3 different scenes. And each of these would be a 20 min sketch. Well, I need to work harder on the details!!

I wanted to try out a few quick watercolor sketches. I set up the rule that each picture should take not more than 15 mins. Now, I wanted a subject that can have different backgrounds, different foregrounds, darkness, light, colors or otherwise. So I ran a search for ‘Singers’ on the net, and started sketching. Here are a few of them:
Singers

Singers

 

Singers

Singers

Hubby Sleeping

I had initially thought that today, being a Sunday, I wasn’t going to get any time to draw.. so I would make some good dish to kick start my Thing-a-day event. My brother has come over from Chicago for the weekend, and that naturally calls for some special sweet dish.. With all those thoughts in mind, I started the day today, which felt like a festival all of a sudden 🙂

Well, that was until now. We all returned home tired after a small outing with my brother. And then my hubby fell asleep with his laptop still on his lap.. And.. my brother fell asleep on the floor carpet. I am also feeling way too tired to start making a sweet dish. But my hubby provided me with such a lucrative pose to sketch.. And next I knew, I had sketched him in a quick 15 min.

 

I had a feeling that the eraser was stuck somewhere near him (which is now confirmed); so whatever I could draw I did!! Adding on to it, I discovered that a 6B pencil can be avoided as much as possible when you are doing a quick sketch over a small area!  But that’s what my tired (or lazy) self could find readily nearby.