This is a very quick sketch of Capt Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean series. Though I am not a huge fan of the series, Jack Sparrow is fun to watch. I did this on my Wacom Intuos 4 as a practice. Did this very quickly in 30-40 mins using GIMP.
Drew these sketches back to back within a span of 1 hour, using my trusted Staedtler pigment liner 0.2 pen in my little sketchbook.
This house is from my imagination. I just started drawing as it came to my mind.
This small indoor bamboo plant was sitting right in front of me in the window, and it proved to be an excellent model (although a lot complex one!).
Space … A Final Frontier!
Star Trek debuted on the American TV in 1966. Recently it completed its 45th year on Planet Earth. This was the only science fiction series which painted a bright future for the humanity.
I drew this picture as a homage to the TV show which holds a very special place in my life. Star Trek gave me the vision to dream big and imagine bigger.
A little sketch of an old barn. This was a full color oil painting in a painting book I bought recently. I drew this picture as a B&W interpretation of the color painting. I hope this captures the beauty of the black and white medium.
I drew this in my sketchbook using a Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.2 pen. This tool around 45 mins to complete.
After spending so many listless days in the routine, I decided to spend a day doing what I love the most, doing some sketching. After many years, I was venturing out to do some plein air (outdoor) work. What better place to start this other than the scenic Pune University? With its rich greenery, wide variety of trees and bushes, it’s the perfect place for the nature studies I was intending to do.
I first visited an arts shop called ‘Art Katta’ on Fergusoon College road. I came across this shop quite unexpectadly, but it was a pleasant surprize. The owner (Mr Patwardhan) was quite warm and friendly. It was fun talking art with him.
I spent next 4 hours in University campus, visiting various places, sketching, and just getting nostalgic. I have spent the best moments of my formation years in this campus, and I could feel these memories flooding my mind and heart as I visited them.
I drew some landscapes and few tree studies. In terms of quantity, it was not much. But the satisfaction and the sense of peace I felt was enormous. These are the moments by which a life is defined.
I am currently tinkering with a nice little app called ‘Corel Painter Sketchpad’ (came free with my Wacom tablet). Doing some rough drafts. No concrete direction here, but just putting something on (e)paper.
Here’s a concept sketch of a jungle foliage.
And here’s one of a space craft docking with a space station near a distant world. The craft looks almost organic, like a combination of mechanical parts and organic stuff. I don’t know what this concept will develop into, but no doubt it will be much interesting.