Pune Cantonment with Pune Urban Sketchers

Today morning we at Pune Urban Sketchers did our weekly sketchcrawl at Main Street and MG road, Cantonment area.

This smallish junction visible in the picture is in fact a very busy area. It was relatively less maddening today due to Sunday early morning.

Done with pen, inks, watercolors and watercolor pencils.

The Lonely Boat

A lonely boat near the serene Karwar beach in South India. Sketched from a reference photo sent by photographer Ramnath Bhat.

Pen, inks and watercolors on paper – 15″ X 11″

Acrylic Fun!

These are few village huts from Ankola, Karnataka, India. Tried a different combo of Acrylics and Pigma micron pens on canvas (A4 size). Done off a photo shared by a fellow Urban Sketcher, Ramnath Bhat.

Since some acrylic paint was left, I practiced a bit using them on handmade paper. This is a “trash polka” style tatoo design which I saw on net and copied.

Zambavali, Goa

This pen,inks and watercolros sketch is done off a photo shared by Ramnath Bhat, a friend from Urban Sketchers group. This is from a place called Zambavali in Goa.

Abandoned Vehicles

Sometimes, unpleasant situations present an unexpected opportunity. Last week, I was stuck in a traffic jam when I noticed these abandoned vehicles lying on the roadside, about 20 meters from me.

Thanks to the traffic jam, I could take some photos using my cellphone cam. Completed this sketch today. Done using pen, inks and watercolors.

Wai Sketching Trip with Pune Urban Sketchers

On Sunday, I traveled to the towns of Wai and Menawali with Pune Urban Sketchers. It was an absolute blast. Wai Ghat (riverfront) accompanied by the temple is absolutely stunning.
I managed to do 3 sketches at Wai. After that we traveled to nearby village of Menawali. It’s home to the ancestral house of Nana Fadanvis, one of the most influential diplomat in the Maratha Empire in the 18th century. I completed 2 sketches (both involving old doors) near the house.
Both these locations are sketchers’ paradise, and all 40 of us came back home in the night with very sore hands, and very high spirits!


Wai Ghat

Nana Fadanvis House, Menawali


Time to get to the basics! I felt a need to do some practice with basics, and started with this tree. This is done off a photo I had clicked with my cellphone cam a few months ago. Emphasis was on getting the textures and shadow contrast right.