Banyan Tree near the Swing

Last Sunday, I visited a very beautiful spot near Pune, called Girivan (literal translation – Woods atop a mountain). It’s surrounded by lush greenery and tall mountains. It was a fun filled day. During some quiet moments in the noon, I chanced upon this quiet spot.

Banyan trees have always been my favorite subjects due to their wonderful chaotic patterns. They are also more challenging (read fun) to draw. The contrast between the flat tiles, straight lines of the swing, and the wonderful chaos that was the Banyan tree was the highlight of this scene. I drew a rough pencil sketch on the spot, took some pics of details, and finished the sketch after I returned home.