drawing classes and the untrained eye

17 Nov

some more old drawings –

but these are not mine. Today, this boy is grown up and has his own business of travel agency.

It was 1995-96, in my final year at NID,

It had all started when on a hot summer afternoon, Himanshu and me were having bun butter at Delight bakery round the corner from NID. One gentleman approached us and asked whether we were from NID. On responding affirmatively, he wondered if we could teach drawing to his son (who was in class 6). We went and met him. Told him a rather funny amount ( which we thought was bizarrely high in those days), but he agreed.

And thus started the drawing classes which later scaled up to teaching him Science and Maths too.

here are some of his drawings – so fresh no? Just look at the quality of the strokes.



BTW, Himanshu, went on to train himself in basic armed defence. He used to attend the basic rifle course at Khanpur in the evenings, while I used to walk down to Paldi Bhatta every evening to give tutions. Himanshu is now in the advertising industry somewhere in the US.

Of course, the monthly earnings of Rs. 650 in those days was more than enough for me to take care of my monthly expenses.


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