Ugly Corners of the City

After going through some art books recently, I have started believing that any ordinary and even ugly scene can be rendered in an interesting (and sometimes pretty) ways if seen and drawn correctly.

Today I was at a friend’s place. From the big window, I could see a vast ugly slum on the nearby hills. The organization within the seemingly chaotic way appealed to me, and I drew this scene. Staedler gel pen on drawing paper.

Me!

I recently came across a very interesting art book called ‘Drawing on the Right Side of Brain’ by Betty Edwards. In this book she has given a very intuitive technique of drawing a self portrait by looking in the mirror. I got the look right on the fourth attempt. Pencil on drawing paper.