Category Archives: Traditional Art

Last few days, I had the opportunity to interact with, and learn from the great ball point pen artist, Shirish Deshpande. Till I saw his profile on Facebook, I had never imagined that such works of art can be created using the humble ball point pens available in the next door stationary shop.

I recently got a chance to learn the art and technique of creating a painting using ball point pens. The following are 2 sketches done during the course.

This is a beach house copied from a fantasy graphic novel. I did this to get a feel of how ball point pens behave, particularly for lighted and shadow areas.

I did this sketch as part of a practice session during the training course.

Barren Tree Near A Barren House

Today, while returning from work, I stopped near this tree.

The tree has a fascinating shape. Every branch of the tree looks like it decided to follow opposite direction to the original midway in its growth!

I pass from near this tree every day, but had never noticed the numerous leaves sprouting from its branches. Nature has its own way of springing back.

The barren house a few meters behind this tree was a man-made creation, and it has no such luck.

 

Omkareshwar Temple

Yesterday I had parked right across the street from the centuries old Omkareshwar temple in Pune. I was sitting in the car waiting for a friend of mine. He kept me waiting for around 30 mins. I had a sketchbook and my drawing pen with me. I could finish this much of the drawing with the limited time and rapidly fading light.