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.
I had clicked a pic of this old door in Manavali house of Nana Fadanavis in our Sunday sketching trip. Go to complete this sketch yesterday while I was waiting for someone to arrive.
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!
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.