Sunday, September 30, 2007

Pencil Sketch - September

HB and 8B pencils on GSM 114 white sheet. Thanks to Arthe for giving me a chance to draw this.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Recent work - Aug '07

Tools : HB micro tip Graphite, 8B Graphite pencil and 114 GSM white paper

I used some cotton swabs to get the smudge effect on the shadows. That's some wild attempt i made for the first time; seems it works out well.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Dusting the pencil - Commision on June 7th

This is was little challenging since i have never drawn a face with specs. I have used a HB microtip pencil and A4 size plain sheet. This is done for Subha Ganeshan. She has contributed $25. It will be sent to Udhavum ullangal, Chennai.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

How I sketched it - 1

Step by Step sketching lesson from a student

Original Picture. It is the actual size of the image. I tried to scale it nearly 4 times of this one. If you notice this picture is too small and has too much of light on the face. Too much of light kills the shadows. That's why flash camera images won't be able to capture the structure as is.
This picture gives lots of opportunity for the artist to assume and creatively fill the gaps where there are no details.

Artistic exaggeration makes the picture more clearer and appealing. It won't look nice if the low detailed areas are mimicked as is the original one. It is better to assume and sketch the details of it.

This is how i started it.. Outlines in HB .. started from the hair.

From hair to eyes and nose..

then moustache and jaw..



My latest commission ( 17Jan'06)

This is my latest commission for Unmai RR. She has got to here through Tamizmanam.

This sketch is done using a micro-tip pencil using 2B leads. Normally I don't prefer Micro-tip pencil; because it leaves strong impressions on the sheet & hard to use for shading. Though i felt comfortable with it while drawing the hair & moustache part.

If you are interested feel free to send your photographs to me.


Note Added on 26, Jan'06:
I learnt from R.Unmai that she has contributed Rs. 1000 for this portrait to Little Flower Convent Higher Secondary School for the Blind, # 127, G.N. Chetty Road, Chennai - 600 006, Phone: 826 9618. Thanks a bunch to her for being so generous.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Longing girl

This sketch is done using a leather sheet, graphite and lot of charcoal.

An attempt to capture a beautiful expression.


Thursday, December 29, 2005


A casual sketch of a great statesman.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Vidhur !

My current project !