A quick 20 mins sketch of the Kalyan Darvaja at the Sinhagad Fort, Pune today morning.
The area I stay in has many ancient forts situated in the rugged Sayhadri mountain range. Many of them are less than 4-5 hours drive from my city, and Sinhagad (literal meaning “The Lion Fort) is less than an hour’s drive. They were used till early 19th century as defenses and command & control centers for armies.
This sketch is of an entrance to the fort preceded by a steep climb over rocky steps. I can only imagine the plight of the soldiers charging up this formidable defense for the fort.
Went to JM Road walking plaza today morning with Pune Urban Sketchers. Deliberately left the colors at home. Today was noir day :-).
Trying something new, fish eye perspective. Drew this dilapidated vehicle today with fish eye perspective.
Tried an abstract doodle using technical pens and a brush pen. Very therapeutic stuff!
Cafe Good Luck is a landmark in Pune, I Dia since 1935. It’s one of the last few Iranian cafes remaining in the even evolving city. Today morning did a sketch session with Pune Urban Sketchers@ GoodLuck
Here’s a tribute to one of the greatest singer-performers of the 20th century, Kishore Da. A little late after his birthday, but better late than never 🙂
A pen and ink sketch done from a reference pic shared by a friend.