Thursday, December 15, 2011

Monster King and Monster Warrior

The first one was inspired by an evil king somehow and I have used silk baby pleats to create a texture.
The second one is a warrior at war...
I found these from way back in love for Tibentan Buddhism will never end I guess.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Collage fever

The first one was made way back in 2005...I was in collage mode..mix of an existing magazine face print..with drawn out body and hair patch and it has a worked out fabric patch also.
The base is gold foil print.

The second one are patches of burnt gateway sheets..which I has burnt in my hostel room out of sheer 2004. the layers of grey and the textured surface turned out really fun.

The third one was made in 2005 from block printed newspaper strips..the gold pigment does not really look gold in the scan.
I think I should get back to collages again....having a deep deep craving for collages all of a sudden  :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

If I had Indian eyes....

I guess it always happens...when people have straight hair..they want curly hair..and when people have oriental eyes...sometimes thay crave bigger eyes..... :p
This was just one of those explorations with colored ink pens... (but sometimes i do want big the anime characters)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

All things Indian

These are not my best sketches... but as you can see these are many years apart..some point or the other it seems I sketch something similar. Indian-ness is something that I hold very dear to me...and at some point it manifests itself..whether its clothes I wear or colours I use!!! Mera Bharat Mahan!!!!! :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Once again Tibetan Buddhist influences re-surface. People often wear masks everyday of their lives...a different one for different people and occassions. As for me I feel the lesser the masks or none..the better...
I have masks... but they are to do with my moods..the upper one being fierce or angry mask and the bottom one being..mischevious and happy...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Women from strange places

I love making strange looking reason in particular..I actually love hairstyling, costumes and make up also sci fi stuff sometimes...not that these sketches have anything impressive relating that..
The first one is inspired by a space age geisha and the second..has serious static electricity around her :p

Sunday, November 20, 2011

All is full of love!!!

Woke up feeling all is full of love...good and sad...
Reminds me of the bjork song...
Love the video..the track...all of it!!!
Sending a lot of love and positive energy to all!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ball pen girl

I had never used ball in this one I tried to use sketch pens, blow pens and ball pens. They create lovely textures...I think I should use them more often. As such I use whatever I have at hand....
'The small joys of stationary...'

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lotus love..

Somehow I have developed a deep love for lotuses...for their colour, form and well beauty in general....also I guess coz it i so intensely used in Buddhist and Indian religious iconography...
So here are some illustrations on paper, a table.
I have also tattooed lotuses on my calves..also they are all around my house.... so here is for the love of lotuses :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Random Lines

Nothing much to say about these..just some lines....somehow I feel they have an oriental spirit to them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For people I love

I somehow started giving people some of my sketches whenever I visit..or just coz they are soooo sweet and caring...
It's fun to leave behind a piece of you...
For Mansi, Delhi

For Anupam, Baroda

For Ujji and Kareena, Baroda

There's something about walls

I have a sudden rush of adrenaline when I paint walls..the mediums vary from permanent markers to photo inks, crayons, fabric paint to anything and everything that is lying around the house.
I have been lucky with landlords who have let me decorate their walls... but there is one feeling I loathe the  most.... leaving them behind..sometimes I wish I could break that section of the wall and take it away with me. I decide everytime that I will paint on something I can carry.. but eventually I end up painting on the walls...I feel like they were meant to be there...kind of like the feel and spirit of the house... here's to more paintings on the walls...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Line track mind!!!

Boredom and lines sometimes help create beautiful things.... I cant believe that I actually made this many hours I seriously don't know!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Massive Attack -Protection

The sketch was inspired by the song.... the video is awesome too. Directed by Michel Gondry...the entire set of the building for this video was made horizontal and all the actors were lying down....
I was super vulnerable when I sketched this one....just needed some protection....

Wing obsession

My fascination for wings began after grade 12.
I started sketching wings...makes me feel free and independent (cliche..i know but it's true!!!!)
I even got wings tattoed (will put pics someday)
These are a few of my early wing obsession sketches. 

Phool Patti

'Phool Patti' is something that I picked up while I was in college. We had these design drawing classes.. and at some point we were left in the greenery to draw Phool Pattis. And so it stuck...
Some of them are drawn, some actually stuck on and one of them is Brocade from Kalimpong.

Cherry blossom girl

Speaking of happiness!!!! This is happiness manifested...for no apparent reason. :)
(made on handmade paper using OHP marker)

And there was hair......


Illustrations of hair....some of them as old as 2001.
What can I say!!! I love drawing lines, women and hair :p

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Demon days!!!

These are some illustrations from some darker days of mine.

The first one has the silhouette of a strange lonely looking tree that I could see from my window. Somehow the tree seemed so isolated and eerie I felt I had to draw it's shape...soon after there was a storm and the tree lost it's branches. I moved from that house soon after and never saw that tree ever again.       
The second one was of a time I was underground and isolated...I have a mirror shaped like that.. I imagined that the whole world was stuck behind the mirror and that it was the only window to the world. Sounds strange now that I think about it...It did not seem so strange then. It was a weird phase of my life...glad I'm over with it now. People need alone time to figure and sort themselves. Too long a period of isolation can be really bad for you though! 

 The last one was of a nightmare I saw....It began with me waking up in my room and seeing someone sitting by my side. The room had a Zero Watt red bulb lit (creepy!!! don't know why I had that colour light)
In the red room the man had bent his head in such a way that I could see the silhouette of is head just a little and more of his shoulder blades. He was bald, with broad shoulders and a strong body. I tapped him on the back only to find within seconds that he was on top of me. I could feel his knees on my chest pressing me down.
 I swayed my hand over his face to feel nothing but air. Every time he swayed his head I saw in motion blur..five different faces..I distinctly remember one of a little girl, one of an old woman...the others I don't remember clearly now.
I am not a religious person..a spiritual one though..but at that moment I prayed so hard..within seconds....what felt like hours the man turned into a moving smoke and vanished into the corner of the room.
That's when I woke up and felt scared to death.
I could not sleep all night...sketched this days later. I wish I had better drawing skills..But I remember the nightmare..none the less. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011