Pen and Ink Portrait of an Indian Tribal Woman from the Gadaba Tribe of Odisha
I completed this pen and ink portrait of a woman from the Gadaba tribe of India. The most important piece of their jewelry is the twin-neckrings they were all their lives. The neck-rings that together weigh about 1.5 kgs are called Khagla that all grownup women of the community wear. The Khagla is put around […]
The Highborn Lady – A Pen and Ink Caricature-drawing.
Read the Story, “The Highborn Lady and the Golden-haired Girl” here. Off to fetch some animal-drawings 🙂
Pen and Ink Portraits of a Different Kind…
… and of a different era 🙂 Here are two illustrations that I did quite long ago (in 2003) and they belong to a genre called fantasy art. The one I loved best was that of a woman warrior. I had got it framed too, but some years ago, our office was robbed and the […]
Christmas Gifts of Pet Portraits – A furry pawsome reason for not blogging enough.
You can tell when an artist blogger is busy. It’s when she isn’t making any new posts. Unlike writer bloggers who don’t have to get out of their writing-mindset for making a blog post, we artists need to break the flow of our artistic endeavors to step into our awkward writing shoes, before we make a post, […]
Father’s eyes fastened to the summer-skies…cross-posting from my other blog.
The most terrible and unimaginable fate that can befall a father is that his daughter is raped violently and then killed. The two cases that made me cry silent tears were the Badaun Rape case or the Delhi Rape case – just two among thousands of other such cases. I’ve talked about the experience of writing and drawing […]
Artists and Writers who don’t deserve to be seen or read!
Recently, I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that some artists and writers have been criminals of the worst kind. Last year I came to terms with the reality of Enid Blyton’s unfortunate treatment of her daughters and her husband. I sometimes wonder why a person who was smart enough to write such good […]
A Pen and Ink Portrait from a Photograph.
First, the story. Quickly. This portrait is of an FB friend of mine and it was inspired by her avatar image (which you see as an inset in the following picture.) I love drawing people too and though this blog has so far not displayed many of my people-portraits, I have done many in the […]
My dog’s dad commissioned me to do her Portrait :)
Finally, it’s happened. A Pet-portrait Commission; I’ve been commissioned to do my own dog’s portrait, and believe it or not, it isn’t a-portrait-for-an-eat-out/order-in kind of art-commission; it’s a fee-based commission. So I worked a little harder this week and now I am all set to start inking the portrait of my fur-kid. Not that she hasn’t […]