Saturday, July 21, 2018

SANIT(AR)Y!



Finally, some sanity has prevailed and Sanitary napkins are out of 12 % GST bracket. Why was such an essential item was taxed in the first place esp when things like bindis, sindoor, kajal etc are already tax free? Victory at last because now SNs will reach every woman!


Medium- Pitt Pens



Dheere Dheere!


Dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana! 



Medium- FC Pitt Pens, gel pen and sketch pens




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Home




In this big bad world, home is the only beautiful place! Home is where the heart is, so true!

Medium- FC Pittpens, gel pen and sketch pens





Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Caution


Acid attacks in India have become a major concern of late. As per ASFI (Acid Survivors and Women Welfare Foundation) there were 80 reported cases of acid attack in 2010 that in 2016 rose to 307, nearly a fourfold rise. 
This sketch is dedicated to all brave acid attack survivors.


Medium- Pitt pens and color pencils




Monday, July 16, 2018

A Caricature



Caricatures are fun! This is a caricature of one of my acquaintances.


Medium- FC Pitt pens and color pencils




Sunday, July 15, 2018

Divided by States, United by Rape



The alarm bells are already ringing nonstop. 

With one rape every 30 minutes, Hindustan is fast turning into ‘Rapistan’. This concept sketch indicates that every woman, from a housewife to a corporate executive, a tribal woman to a modern city girl, even an old grandmother to a newborn, is constantly on the radar of perverts and sexual predators. Statistics reveal that in more than 90 % of the cases the victim was already well known to the predator and also that clothing of the victim (the bĂȘte noir of conservatives) had no role to play so every nook and corner of his country is unsafe.
The clock hands indicate predators too come from all age groups, from elderly men to young men and even juveniles and school going boys. Well, it strikes me that we, as a nation are-

“Divided by states, united by rape”

*This concept struck me this morning when I read about a few rape cases in today’s HT. In one case, a woman was raped and burnt alive inside a temple, which is outright horrendous. In another, a three year old was raped inside a well known school in Delhi-NCR. Through this sketch I am describing that women of all age groups and backgrounds are unsafe in India, which is extremely shameful.

(12-Grandmother 1-College girl 2-Purdahnashin Woman 3-Modern City Woman 4-Housewife (I don’t mean a housewife cooks all day and the rolling pin/Belan indicates she is a nurturer) 5-Sports woman 6-Newborn 7-School Student 8-Foreign Tourist 9-Tribal Woman 10-Corporate Executive 11-Invalid woman)

Medium- FC Pitt Pens and watercolor on 130 GSM art paper




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Guru Randhawa Caricature

I love this guy's smile even more than his music! It seems so genuine and sweet! 






Medium- Gel pen, Sketch pen and FC Pitt pens




Lincon Caricature

Could not help myself from trying FC Pitt pens I bought today! This caricature of late US President Abraham Lincon is done with Pitt pens and sketch pen (only for hair on his head).



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Funday Craft!

Sunday is funday and today I did some craft activity using a waste sanitary tile piece, a black 
marker pen and sketch pens! 



On this tile piece, I first sketched something I liked!






Then, filled in the colors with sketch pens. It took some time for the ink to dry up. I baked the piece for 50 seconds in a  microwave too and it really helped to seal the ink.



I tried pasting a magnet but the piece was a hit heavy for it so using a good adhesive, I pasted it on a wooden shelf.

 


I just love it! 




Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Child Playing Violin


I have a certain liking for such kids! This child, oblivious of all the frivolities and distractions around, is busy playing her little violin. Art not only channelizes the energy of a child but also keeps him/her away from useless things like video-games, chatting and girlfriends/boyfriends.

Medium- Color pencils