Visited the Zostel site constructed using shipping containers in Panchagani on Sunday with Urban Sketchers. The containers we’re a challenge to draw in perspective.
Visited Wai while coming back. Did some sketching at Brahmanshahi ghat in Wai. The oldest temple here is 12th century. The temples in the picture are from 18th century. They were constructed by Peshwas.
Trishund Ganapati (Ganesha with trifurcated trunk). I did not know such an exqusitely carved temple existed right in the middle of Pune city till a couple of days ago when Urban sketchers decided to sketch there.
In the limited time available, I could sketch only the entrance of this 18th century temple. The stone carvings are so exquisite, that they are overwhelming!
I was recently in Krabi, Thailand for a dive trip. It was as much a sketching trip as a dive trip. The sketching, apart from pure joy of sketching, had an additional benefit of connecting with many people on a creative level.
I started with these sketches in the plane from Mumbai to Bangkok and then to Krabi.
I did these random sketches of some strangers and gave them away for free. People had a hard time accepting that I was giving them away for free. But eventually they came around 🙂
I did some interesting sketches of the Ao Nang street and beach, near to where I was staying
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.
Today went to Deccan College, one of the oldest colleges in Pune with outstanding architecture. Once I reached, I realized that I had forgotten my brushes and pens at home! Luckily found a blue ball point pen in the bag, and decided to do the sketch using that one.
It seemed that the situation turned ok after all 🙂