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.
I pass by this dilapidated house every day on my way home from work. This is one of the houses marked for demolition. Since no one is in a hurry to demolish them, these houses are rotting and crumbling on their own. These provide excellent opportunities to study textures.
Drawn using pens, inks and watercolors.
Today I chose a higher vantage point to do my lunchtime sketch. I was sketching these bunch of taparies (roadside tea and snack stalls) from one of the muti-level car parks. 10 mins into the sketch, and there was a sudden commotion below. Anti encroachment van of the municipal corporation had arrived to act on the illegally set up stalls!
As the vendors ran helter-skelter to salvage what they could from the hands of law, the scene quickly changed. The van stayed for almost 15 mins, confiscating some goods, and leaving ruined stalls behind.
I am sure the stalls will be back in a couple of days to serve the IT professionals too much disillusioned with their office canteens!
Prabhat road in Pune is home to many beautiful houses and bungalows made from stones and shingles. Though many of them are succumbing to modern high rises, this one still stands proud among lush greenery.
I clicked a photo of this one while passing by some weeks ago, and here it is, rendered using technical pens and (a tiny little bit of) black brush pen.