Pages

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Chance to Win Art Goodies!

A chance to win something from an artist I really admire. Though I wish only I would know about this and I'd be one of the 3 who win, I'm blogging about it...cuz I have to, and also so that you don't miss a chance as good as this! Check it out at Pop Art Minis. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Water Colour Quickies




Nothing to say really, just wishing a good day to all my friends at Sunday Sketches and to everyone else. Thnx for stopping by! :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cinderella

I've not been at home, so couldn't draw anything nice and new, just posting something I made years ago, when I was in grade 2 or 3..don't remember exactly.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Really looking forward to all the wonderful works posted in Sunday Sketches this weekend.
P.S. I shall draw something new and good when I go back home, definitely!

Cinderella it is.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Night Sky

Was just sitting on the terrace star gazing a few nights back. I wish there was a camera in my eyes.


Sunday ends the week, but paves the way for a brand new week, wish you all the best for it!



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Apple

An apple for the approaching autumn-winter season for all you wonderful artists at Sunday Sketches, and for two of my weird friends...they know who they are. :)


Good Day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sketch Pen Stuff

My sister got new sketch pens, and while she was sitting watching FRIENDS till late at night, though very sleepy, I decided to draw, and came up with this (with a few others, that I haven't shared here):


The background here is MS Paint.

And then a few nights later, when I was just irritated because nothing seemed to be working at all, I made this (by the number of mistakes in it, you can tell i was irritable that day):



And last to last night, I just wanted to escape from the scenery on the right to the scenery on the left:

A very good morning and a happy Sunday to you!

The weather is pleasant, as the rainy season(monsoon) is about to start, so the best thing to do is to view some lovely artwork at The Blue Chair Diary's Sunday Sketches, while listening to some awesome music. :)

P.S. no pencils used at all (such a relief not to use the eraser) :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Got Thinking

There were 2-3 things I was thinking about.

1.  Why do we have to have general knowledge? I think it sucks that we have to. And general knowledge, in our country, as understood by our elders, is knowledge of politics and those news in the papers. They say you should know how your country works and what is going on in the world etc, but I'm not interested in politics. Now if you meet me and we got talking, you'd probably say I'm dumb or stupid or illiterate because I don't know these things. But read the newspapers, all they contain is news about corruption, rape, murder, robbery etc, in short, all the bad things. Not only that, also, the news is just scattered. Newspapers don't have much that interests me, they seldom talk about medical breakthroughs, amazing discoveries or upcoming artists. 18 out of the 22 pages are filled with non-sense, 2 with sports news, and I don't know whether it's any good or not, because I don't read sports news, and the last 2 have business news, that I'm trying to get myself to read.
            And now that we have swayed from GK to newspapers, Can anyone please explain to me the point of the Matrimonial paper? because I absolutely don't understand. It's good for the young adults in India that their parents do so much for them that they even find them a spouse, but really, have you read one of those papers? God it's degrading. They'll make you believe that people are incapable of finding a person, to love and live with for their whole life, by themselves. Have a look at this, it's like you are advertising for an entity you want. :S


Ok sorry for the bad quality, I didn't realise it'd be that bad (and I don't have this newspaper any more), but I do remember slightly what it read. So it goes like this :
Very high status Punjabi/Sikh family seeks a very very beautiful, very fair, very slim, well educated etc etc girl, age and height specified, etc.  for handsome, qualified, high status business/industrial family. And at the end they write Caste No Bar.
Notice how they specify adjectives (using them repetitively), well, I don't know, parents want the best for their children, and they want beautiful grandkids, but I do feel that when you fall for a person, you rarely notice how many times you could use those good adjectives for the person before you actually fell in love with them, and wanted to have them in your life forever.  

2. I was helping out someone by writing in on their forum. And god knows I don't like to indulge in arguments, useful or not, but because it was important for the person, so I played along. But while I was posting there, I realised that there is something seriously wrong with this world. "Let's kill all the Jews", "Let's enslave all the non-whites", "Let's keep targeting the non-heterosexuals in some or the other way". And this is just a few issues, as seen on a national level, through the years, even within your country, there are always fights and disputes about the superior and the inferior. There is so much intolerance to some one who is not you. It's sad, but you know, it's not one's pride that makes one do this, it's one's insecurity. Inequality is created because some people are insecure and they yearn for security, and then for power; and they know the easy way to relax their messed-up mind is to make the others believe that they are inferior.That's all. No work you do (till you do some honest work to earn a living in a respectable manner that does not harm any one else), no god you pray to, no person you like, no place you were born at can make you inferior to another(or superior for that matter). I can't give any solutions to these problems, but the next time someone tells you that you are of an inferior community/race/gender/culture/religion or whatever, and should abide by their rules, know that the person is insecure. Don't entertain such people ever.

3. This one is something I'd like to keep to myself today, and maybe discuss some other day. :)

Signing off with Regards.

New Template

I'm searching for a nice new template for my blog. Till I find one I like, I'm keeping this one. I'd love to have some suggestions as to whether this one is good enough, and what other kinds of templates would you guys like, etc.
Thank you  :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Piano

Ah, the sketch day is here! I took a break from Sunday Sketches last week, so I've been eagerly waiting for it this Sunday.
So my previous(and second ever) oil on paper was a dedication to Mr Picasso, this one, my 3rd Oil on Paper is dedicated to all the classical music artists, and to the lovely instrument, the Piano. Well a little bit of information about the Piano : Piano, short for Pianoforte', the terms "piano" and "forte" meaning "quiet" and "loud" respectively, when devised in 1707 as the very early and crude version, was called "harpsichord with soft and loud". 

And now over to the other wonderful artists' blogs.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Twilight

Here's my late submission for Sunday Sketches today. Earlier I was planning not to post anything this Sunday, because this week, all i did was admire other people's great talent, and did not make any drawing myself. But now I'm posting this several months-old drawing, that i made with a normal writing ball-point pen (I like to draw with anything that's available).
Basically I watched the 1st film of the twilight series back then, and while i was watching it, the CD cover was lying on the bed. So i was looking at the cover, and my fingers just involuntarily made this :P

Edward and Jacob

I'm not sure I'l have the time to leave comments on anyone's post this week, but I do go through most of them, because i absolutely love it, so if you stumble upon this post, then i suggest you do check out the others at the Blue Chair Diary (this is actually a link, just not underlined). 
It's night here, so have a goodnight. :)


Friday, May 20, 2011

eau de Cologne


Okay I have a random question, though it’s a stupid one, but I don’t know, it just popped up in my head.
So girls wear deodorants/colognes/perfumes that are meant for girls to wear, manufactured as girls’ products; and similarly men wear those manufactured for them. But when we go out in a party or on a date, don’t we wear fragrances that are attractive to the other sex?(like there’s this advertisement about a perfumed soap for women in which the lady comes into her room after having taken a bath and the husband goes completely head over heels, and all Romeo.) So if fragrances are meant for the liking of the other gender, then why is it that we go and check from a thousand bottles to buy a perfume that We like. If guys and girls like different things, then we are not supposed to like what we wear. And if we are wearing a perfume/deo that we like, won’t that just attract people of the same sex to us.
Or maybe, it’s like this, a girl likes men’s fragrances more (i love Axe, and those French colognes are nice too), but since they are a men’s product, she goes to the women’s section, and settles for the one she finds smells better than the others.
So I don’t use, say Axe, because I’m told by the manufacturer that this is meant to attract girls, so you are getting attracted to it, but also not buy it, for the same reason! ;)


Uh..another random post ends here.

By the way, you know one good thing about exams? They get you all excited for the days that follow the end of exams. :P



Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Bookmark

 

This is one of the bookmarks I had made for a friend, the front and the back side. I placed it in the book I gave her as the present. :)

Happy Birthday to Sophia's Dad!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Don

Hey Good Afternoon!
well this got really late today, but here is my Sunday Sketch. It was drawn with a simple writing pen, coloured with a bit of crayons and MS Paint. The lady isn't most beautiful, but after a day of writing a report on Violence Against Women, I couldn't expect myself to get a beautiful drawing. (made on Friday)


And now that you've seen this, do go over to Blue Chair Diary to treat your eyes with some better artwork! :) :P

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Torn


Because men have feelings too (though most of them are related to female bodies, but i like to believe they think about things other than that too). . .
My Sunday is incomplete without Sunday Sketches.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Journey

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 19; the nineteenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.
While being a person who likes reaching places more than travelling ('cause travelling, sometimes, gets painfully uncomfortable), i greatly believe in 'Journey'.
I do believe that life is a Journey. We start, and we end life, but what really is our destination? None and many. But for the most part of life, aren't we just travelling, small distances, large distances, distances in our mind.
It is a journey, with lots of small goals. Every several intervals of time, we change paths. Isn't being able to think in 5 different directions a journey, your writing, your art, your work, as you grow older and move back and forth, both physically and mentally, in your life, all of it, a Journey.
A dictionary defines Journey as a distance traveled, a passage.  Now this distance can be both in space and time, or in any other dimensions you know of. This distance can also be the distance between two thoughts. If distance traveled is a Journey, then this easily explains every imaginable act/process as being a Journey.
  • Life, the distance traveled between birth and death, is surely a journey,
  • The distance you travel to meet a person, whether a few feet or several kilometers, is a Journey.
  • Your studies are a distance between 'not knowing' and 'knowing'. Similarly, work is a distance or a passage between 'not done' and 'done'.
  • The passage between thinking about your dinner to thinking about the spaceship that was recently launched, is what? 
Examples are many, just to prove here, that, although it might sound stupid when i write it, because i'm not the best writer, but Life is a Journey, and perhaps Journey is the most important word in the dictionary; because to me, it explains a lot.

A wonderful topic of Blog-a-ton this month. Take Care guys and Enjoy all your journeys.



The fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their respective posts can be checked here. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

Strange Love

The title is just like that :P
So these two i made in my very boring Machines lecture. We don't have a single good lecturer in college. Any way, this is how i pass time in college. . (the 2nd one's my lecturer :P)



check out some beautiful paintings and sketches at the Blue Chair Diary.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hindustan Times

Why the newspaper i get at home is completely useless: While going through it, i read an article that said that scientists, in a latest research, involving more than a 1000 candidates, discovered that antibiotics are of not much use during Common Cold and can totally be avoided.
Helloooo...we already know that! What part of this is 'latest' or 'research' now. . . o.O
My parents know that, even my grandparents did. And we were taught in class eight, i guess, that the pathogens that cause Common Cold/ Flu are mostly VIRUSES, like Rhino-viruses.
Any way newspapers are crap. :P
Have a nice day!   

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Dedication to Mr Picasso

I know i draw without taking any lessons and so most of my drawings might be technically incorrect (and sometimes hard to draw too), but at the end of the day, what matters is that i love it.
This one is an Oil on Paper, my first proper oil on paper portrait. Took me about 4 hrs (i guess i should buy new brushes, they don't look so good . .) and now i can't breathe, thanks to the turpentine.
Looking forward to your priceless feedback. :)
  

Saturday, March 26, 2011

2 Doors

What do 2 different doors placed in one room at different places (with no 'Enter' & 'Exit' signs) do, make it easy to enter or easy to leave?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Black Sketch

Something i drew last night...for the reason why i mostly draw...to get rid of sadness/trouble.
Couldn't get a better picture. . .
Also it was really hard, on a useless black paper, with the worst pencil colours ever.
If it is too bad, then just for the idea of the drawing, there are houses, tree trunks, two people, clouds, grass and a road in it.


so i realised that it is a Sunday, hence, I'm over to Sunday Sketches now. :)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Doodles

 I've been trying to study, and this is the result (just a sample, though most pages are filled mostly with doodles).



:)

A little description:
  • The girl is just like that, perhaps my mood it shows.
  • The other one is a frame held by a person, with the picture being a musical note (though it does like like legs behind an empty frame).
  • Glass of water, that was lying on my side while i was watching the movie Water.
  • Now the next one, it basically started with a 'V', became a cone, and finally this.
  • And the last one started with that name, got framed into the roof, and finally the entire house.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Point

This word reminds me of only one thing instantly, that is, Dance. We practice pointing our feet all the time. Nowadays we are practising for the annual cultural festival of our college, and while we practice, we also teach the younger members of the dance team. So in the warm-up exercises, we are going. "Point Flex Point Flex...Other Side...Point Flex Point...". These days are the best days of college life, minimum studies, maximum activity. :P :D Imagine, students dancing around all the time, heaven!
This also takes me back to my dance classes, where again, our instructors made us do a lot of pointing, of the feet of course. I must say, those guys and girls work hard to get the best out of us. Now i can remember their words, "Point Flex Point and In...Point Flex Point and In" and then, "point, develope', flex and spray(x3)...and in. . .point, develope', flex and spray(x3)...and in"
And actually it's a funny cycle, thanks to them, i'm saying the same words, now, to my juniors, in college, during study hours.  Point. . .

(This post was written for Theme Thursday, check out different stories on Point right there. :))

A Snake Charmer

Well India is famous for various unusual things and one of them is the Snake Charmers. In various parts of the world, people study hard and do lots of research before they came tame snakes; but here in my country, a person who can't even spell his name can tame a snake. I do not have any tale for this edition of the Thursday Tales, but my own. A memory, faint, but with me through the years.

Nowadays one may not find any snake charmers on the roads, it does seem like just a thing of the tales, but i have seen snake charmers in my childhood. I do remember this one time, i might have been 5 or 6 or 7 years old , staying at my grandparents' house, a snake charmer came into the colony. Me and my sister went to see the snake being charmed, with our grandfather, he is a rather fearless and loving grand-dad. He and the charmer said we could touch the snake's tail if we wished to, and so we did, with a little apprehension at first, but then, it was just amazing. Now you see, we were also fearless and loving grand-daughters. :D


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dora

Made this one for my 6-year-old cousin :)
Had fun with his sketch-pens & crayons. Check out some truly original artwork at Sunday Sketches.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday Sketch for Valentine's Day

Actually this one is an old sketch, but fits the occasion . .


Check out some lovely sketches at Blue Chair Diary's Sunday Sketches.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Empty

My effort at making females...it's messy, because i was impatient. Completed this one within an hour. Check out some great sketches at Sunday Sketches!! :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bindi


My post for this Sunday. Didn't get time to make anything this week, so i'm posting an old sketch, hope u guys like it. :)
  Made with normal pencil colours and bindis.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Sketch

...my sketch for this Sunday :D
o and also check out some other great ones on Sunday Sketches!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Easy Ways to Vomit

3 easy ways to puke :
  1. Eat lots of food and watch any movie from twilight series. 
  2. Eat lots of food and watch any movie from twilight series. 
  3. Eat lots of food and watch any movie from twilight series. 
1 easy way to puke real quick :

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Waiter

Me : (thinking) Dude it seems they don't have much drinks here, all i see is water.
Catering Waiter : drinks?
Sis : Does anyone want the orange beverage?
Cousin Sis : No
Me : I'l have it.
Cousin Sis : Uncle, get the black drinks.(and in a very kiddy tone)
Waiter : Okay
~* a few minutes later*~
...Waiter coming from front of the room, with 2-3 black ones on his tray, gets caught by a few kids, who take all of our black beverages. He looks across towards us and smiles. Comes to us...
Cousin Sis : *sighing* What.. Uncle.. you didn't get our black drinks.
Waiter : Every time i get them, they get taken already.
Us(me, sis, cousin sis) : It's okay, next time, get straight to us.
~* a few minutes later*~
Waiter : drinks?
Sis n C-Sis : Sure!
*Yeah the black beverages at last!*

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Indian TV and Movies

what they teach us...

1. UV rays are Red(CID).

2. Infra-red rays are Green(Dhoom2).

3. Most guys are cross-dressers, if not, then at least it is a hobby(lots of Indian actors have done this, from the 50s till date. Govinda, Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Rishi Kapoor and lots more.) And the great thing is that no one notices a difference between a girl and a guy dressed in a girl's clothes; or a man & a woman dressed in a man's outfit..even when the person is sitting right in front of you.

4. Most girls of the 50s-80s India were wealthy college students, while the boys were multi-talented poor chaps, who might have had nothing, but had Ma(mother, the greatest wealth), or some who weren't even that lucky. (watch as many old movies as i have watched and you'll know.)
[this is a great contradiction to the typical Indian scenario, where, even till date, there are families that don't believe in educating the girl child, and some that don't believe in the concept of girl child at all.]

5. Most important point, all Indians are born musicians, they can compose and sing songs within a few minutes, and God or The Universe will provide orchestral music.

6. The bad/cruel girls always look worse than the good-hearted ones, and the cunning guys are Always hideous.

7. Premonitions always come true.

8. Only husbands cheat, never the wives.

9. 20 year old girls are patnis(wives) & bahus(daughter in laws). And no matter how much M(husband) loves T(wife), they will not have any kids for years together. Then suddenly, the studio would want to cast new actors, and voilĂ ! it is 20 years later in the show, and they have grown up kids.

10. Sister-in-laws are always cruel(if you are a girl who has been recently wed) or an object of affection(if you are a boy who has recently been wed. ..or maybe the brother of a girl who has recently been wed.)

11. The film/article that shows your lifetime achievement would be something like this:
                                (Visualise this please)

  •  Learnt how to write 'A' & 'B' and 'a' & 'b'.
  •  Pages and Blackboards full of nonsense.
  • Einstein's mass-energy relation(which is Einstein's!!).
  • Some more pages and white boards and bulletin boards full of crap. Also, stick-notes, window panes, tables, tissues, basically whatever, full of crap.
     All this in 30 seconds, and there you go, your lifetime achievement award... *party!. . .*
     Oh no! this is actually seen in English movies(Hollywood), in Indian television, academics don't exist...

12. Our country doesn't have any such statistics, but you should know that 9 out of 10 twins born in our country are separated at an early age, even within 24hrs of birth sometimes. 

13. The lamest....Most people work just to support their families, as if a person wouldn't want to work if his/her parents were getting enough wages to provide food, clothing & shelter for the family.

14. Although X-rays are used worldwide to see through objects and human flesh(i.e. see bones), but in India, X-ray glasses can be used to see through clothes (i.e. see human flesh).  [remember the X-ray glasses scene in SRK starer Baadshah? i.e. if u have seen this lame film]

this is all i can think of right now. if u have any more, do write in .. :) :P