Mountain Pilgrims

There’s a city in the distant lands, beyond the mountains, upon the sunny lands. It’s the city of hopes and prosperity. It’s the city of opportunity. And lots of pilgrims and travelers from other lands make a journey via the treacherous terrain to this city.

Yesterday I learned about a new lighting technique which I promptly used in this picture. Painted in GIMP on Wacom Intuos 4.

Shani Mandir

Yesterday I visited the Mrutyunjayeshwar Mandir in Pune for a group sketching event. Several art enthusiasts in Pune had gathered to come together, inspire each other and do some sketches together. I did the initial pencil sketch of this small Shani Mandir outside the temple. It has an idol inside, but it was barely visible through all the leaves and flowers bestowed upon it. I completed the picture in my spare time in the night using Pigma fine point pens and a black brush pen.