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.
Went to JM Road walking plaza today morning with Pune Urban Sketchers. Deliberately left the colors at home. Today was noir day :-).
Trying something new, fish eye perspective. Drew this dilapidated vehicle today with fish eye perspective.
Cafe Good Luck is a landmark in Pune, I Dia since 1935. It’s one of the last few Iranian cafes remaining in the even evolving city. Today morning did a sketch session with Pune Urban Sketchers@ GoodLuck
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 🙂
Pune City overlooking a hill
Today morning sketch with Pune Urban Sketchers. An elaborately carved window in Raste wada, a 200+ years old structure in the heart of Pune.