R D Burman

R. D. Burman was a legendary, game changer Bollywood musician through the decades of 70’s to 90’s, before his sudden demise in 1994.

Yesterday, an art group, of which I am a member, did a fantastic audio visual program on the life and time of the RD.

For this program, I had painted a portrait of RD, which was printed in large size and displayed in the background.

I painted this digitally in GIMP.


Jungle Scene

I painted this jungle scene as a background for a frame in a movie based project. However, since the requirement was for a more ‘sinister’looking jungle in the background, this did not make it to the final version. So here it is as an independent painting!

Painted in GIMP using Wacom Intuos 4.

Future City

A concept sketch of a future city on a different world illuminated by a dazzling star. When I started painting this, I had no idea what I was going to draw. I just started painting, and this city appeared out of nowhere!

The Sentinels

This is a concept sketch of rock sentinels guarding a ruined city. Once upon a time, this city on the far side of this flowing river was wealthy and buzzing with people. These sentinels used to serve a warning to the incoming traffic. Come in peace to our wonderful city, do your business and leave in peace.

Now the city, and the sentinels, have been surrounded by and encroached by the forest. But sometimes, nature decides to light up the majesty of these statues by bathing them with golden rays of the morning sun.

Bathing Beauty

Bathing beauty, the last pic from me this year. Have a happy new year 2013.

This one started as a pen and ink sketch on paper. Then I scanned it in, and completed coloring in GIMP.



Self Portrait – Noir

This one started as a completely different concept from what you see here, but I changed course midway to make this noir style self portrait. Done digitally on Wacon Intuos using GIMP.