Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year 2019

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year 2019 ! 

May the new year days be as bright as the sunshine and as calm as the moonlight!

Sunday, December 30, 2018


The ubiquitous little chirpy thing, the house sparrow has become a rare sight these days. Thanks to all the fast urbanization and factors like cell phone towers, lack of trees and greenery, more concrete, widespread use of pesticides and many others, sparrows are fast becoming extinct. I miss them so much. 

Medium- Soft pastels on A5 pastel paper

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Godfather

"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." 

- Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather, 1972)

Medium- FC Pitt Pens and black marker pen on A4 paper

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

'Still I Rise' - A Portrait of Maya Angelou

Tried Derwent Pastel Pencils today. This is a pastel portrait of Maya Angelou, the great American writer and reformer. pastel pencils are far more easier than bar pastels for these provide much control and neatness.

Medium- Pastel pencils on Brustro 160 gsm A5 pastel paper. This paper is not smooth but is slightly dotted in texture which I think, is not very easy to work upon.

Her poem 'Still I Rise' is one of my favorite poems. Read more about Maya Angelou@ Wiki

Thursday, December 6, 2018


'Far and wide my wings I spread
Cutting the untamed winds I fly
Calm is my mind, high is my head,
This whole universe is my sky'

I did this work using masking tape (for this indicative bird). Done in watercolor and Pitt pens on 5*7" watercolor paper.

Monday, December 3, 2018


Done with Camel soft pastel bars. This medium is fun but messy and finished works give a
 'blurred' look as sharp lines are not possible unless one is using pastels in pencil form.