Thursday, September 30, 2010

A statement

Hi Friends,

First of all thanks to all the regular visitors of my blog, for taking interest in my art and encouraging me constantly. It has spiraled my own efforts to a considerable extent.Often, when I wouldn't be painting for weeks, I would get "knock knock "comments and smses asking me why I haven't and I would  again get back to drawing!

A few points of clarification and reiteration about what my blog and art is all about:

1) This blog is a diary of all my efforts at drawing and painting.
2) It is my most important Work Life Balance tool. As of now, I am taking refuge in my art and blogging about art  and finding soul connect with it.
3) I am in the learning stage as far as art is concerned and treat every piece of art I do as a learning experience.
4) Each medium that I have used has been a source of learning and delight for me.
5) Eventually I hope to make my art and blog commercial, however that will be the ultimate win win situation as learning and the soul connect will never end.

A few points about what my blog and art is not about:

1) This blog is not a short cut to an ego trip.
2) This blog is not a showcase of the number of comments I receive.
3) My art is not about pleasing others, but making me happy and making me express my innermost feelings.
4) This blog is not about restricting my creative juices and showcasing only what is "thought" to be appropriate or "nice" .
5) Finally , this blog is not a platform to please anyone else but myself at this point of time.

My plea to my friends and visitors:

1) Please help me grow in my artistic learning
2) Please give me constructive feedback
3) Please be open for discussion when you give comments
4) Please send me links to other great art sites if you know of any.
5) Please do not waste time in giving comments which are not based on artistic interests.
6) Please give your name when you give your comments as I would like to know who is critiquing my art.
7) Please do not delete comments once published, unless it is for some serious reason as it affects the comments thread and restricts good critique
8) Finally, please help me grow as an artist in the true sense of the term!

I once again thank everyone for the encouragement and appreciation and hope to start my next painting in a day or two after my long rest!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sketch- Carbon Pencil

This is a practice sketch made from the photograph of a model. This is just for learning and not for sale.

Practice Sketch-Charcoal

This is a sketch made of a photograph of a model. This is just for practice and not for sale.