Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Deepavali Night: Waiting comes to an end

12:54 PM

Deepavali Night: Waiting comes to an end
Tempera on Canvas, 76cm x 56cm
Original: $460, (Rs. 25,000/-)

The painting depicts Goddess Lakshmi with Ganesha visit a poor lady's house. The lady is sitting lonely in front of her thathed house.Beside her is a single deepa and a sketch of Ganesha she herself has made on a slate because she could not afford to buy idols. She is filled with sorrow due to loniliness and hardships of life. The Divine mother has decided to visit this poor lady who has innocence and pure devotion in her heart and not the households which celebrate the Deepavali night with lot of fanfare and extravaganza.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shiva And His Family

8:29 PM

Shiva And His Family
Acrylic on Canvas, 90cm x 60cm 
Original: $760 (Rs. 42.000/-)

A Scene from Shiva's Family Life:
In this painting you can see Shiva sitting in deep meditation. Ganesha is playfully troubling the peacock (his brother Kartikeya's Vahana) by pulling it's feathers and Kartikeya is complaining to Parvati (their mother) about it. The scene also depicts the Lion (Parvati's Vahana), the Bull (known as Nandi, Shiva's Vahana) and the Mouse (Ganesha's Vahana) sitting idle. The river Ganga is flowing through the Shiva's hair. 

The idea behind this painting was to extract a scene from Shiva's daily life in which everyone is busy with their normal routine instead of their Godly aspect. I deliberately did not show the Godly aspect of the divine family as I wanted to portray their humane side as in kids playing and innocently troubling each other, a son complaining his mother about how his brother troubling him and the mother listening him patiently, the animals sitting idle and Shiva sitting unaffected from all this because it's the daily routine. Overall, I have tried to depict a very happy family. It took almost three weeks to complete this painting. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


7:15 PM

Graphite Pencil,

Hanuman is known by many names, one of them is Aanjaneya, which means "Son of Anjani".

Manojavam Marut Tulya Vegam,
Jitendriyam Budhimatam Varishtam
Vaataatmajam Vaanar Yoothmukkyam,
Shri Ram Dhootam Sharanam Prapadye.

I take refuge in Lord Hanuman (sharanam prapadye), the messenger of Lord Ram (sri rama dhootam), who is as swift as thought (manojavam-),who is faster than the wind (marut.tulya.vegam-),who has completely conquered his senses (jitendriyam-), who is the wisest of the wise (budhimatam varishtam), the son of the wind-god (vaataatmajam-), the leader of apes (vaanar.yooth.mukhyam-) .

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ganesha : Digital Painting

9:05 PM
This is my first attempt to draw a painting digitally.

Ganesha (26/06/2012)
Digital Painting (TwistedBrush Open Studio)

I draw this painting using "TwistedBrush open studio". I took the idea of painting Ganesha playing Veena from my own painting of "Ganesh-Lakshmi". It took me almost 5-6 hours to complete it. Personally I am very happy with the outcome as a whole especially the Veena, and the face of Ganesha. But I do feel that the shading could have been much better in the hands .  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jessica Alba, Pencil Sketch

8:25 PM

Jessica Alba
Pencil Sketch, 18/06/2012

Here I tried to draw a pencil potrait of Jessica Alba. I feel, I have managed to capture the essense of the original. But clearly there are many differences between the original picture and my sketch. Serious improvements are required in the orientation of the torso and the facial expressions.

In the original photo Jessica's face is tilted towards her left but I have drawn it straight. And this changed orientation is the most basic reason due to which the sketch looks different from original. Further, shape of face is also different. In my potrait it is more wider than the original. Then the eyes in the sketch are also a bit wider and the direction of her sight is also different owing to the changed orientation.

In case of nose, I have managed to bring out the three dimentional effect but I believe it could have been exactly as it is in original if I would have worked more on the shading at the nostril area.I guess among the dissimilarities, the most visible is her lips. They do not look similar at all.

Lastly, there needs to be improvement in the shading as well.They clearly appear different below the eyes and in the neck area. Shading of hairs have come out good, but shading below neck could have been smoother.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012


2:40 PM
Here I have taken a completely different approach towards the concept of Ardhanarishwar. I have tried to depict the simultaneous existence of multiplicity (with multiple names and forms) at one end and formless, nameless absoluteness (Non-dual, Brahman) at the other extreme and duality in between. Further, I have tried to show how this cosmos of multiplicity arises out of One formless absolute and also finally merges back into it.

Acrylic on Canvas, 55cm x 75cm 
Here Shiva and Shakti are together involved in Tandav (a dance form).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012