Tag Archives: sunflowers

the verdict

28 May

the vacation is coming to an end…

time to move on to new matters, new verticals and newer horizons

Sun Flowers and bottles…

1 Jul

For the first time I am sharing my own work on this forum.

Actually these are a little old, but very close to my heart. These are special, as they have all been drawn on moving vehicles – on flight/bus/indian railways, while I was traveling in the winters of 2006. Of course, some of the poster colouring was done waiting in the lounge or the platform..

so, here goes – 

Hope you enjoy these. do let me know your opinion 🙂

and yes, all of these are on even older yellow paper (used for X-ray films), which I picked up from Sunday Market, way back in 1996-97.

 

D 04_felt pens

D 04_felt pens

 

D 05_oil pastels & felt pen

D 05_oil pastels & felt pen

 

D 06_fountain pen & acrylic colour

D 06_fountain pen & acrylic colour

 

D 07_ink & oil pastels

D 07_ink & oil pastels

D 08_ink & oil pastels

D 08_ink & oil pastels

D 08 is on a Haryana Roadways bus !

 

D 11_ink & oil pastels

D 11_ink & oil pastels

This one is on a spicejet flight 🙂

 

D 13_ oil pastels & ink

D 13_ oil pastels & ink

of Van Gogh and Sun Flowers

1 Jul

Yes, I know, I know.. I am coming back here after a long time.. There were too many things being done, that the time to talk about them was not there..

today I am sharing a new artwork by my elder son, Divyansh. He has been asking me for a long time about the artist who painted ‘the scream’ (Edvard Munch) and ‘why another painter cut off his ear’. As I was too busy with office work and he went off to his grandmother’s place with his mom during the vacations, this question still remained unanswered.

On returning back from the vacations, while we were sorting and cleaning up the bookshelf, we stumbled upon a fat large book on the life and works of Van Gogh, ‘Van Gogh: Art, Life and Letters, by Bernard Zurcher published by Greenwich Editions, 1994’ We poured through pages after pages of his salivating work… and his amazing self portraits. What impressed Divyansh most were the sunflower series (not surprising for me, as he has grown up with images of sunflowers all around).

Eventually in the late evening, while we were cooking dinner, he drew his own version of Van Gogh’s sunflowers which was up on the dining room wall.

have a look – 

 

Divyansh_sunflowers_4in x 6in blue ballpoint pen

Divyansh_sunflowers_4in x 6in blue ballpoint pen

and here is the print of the original (this was gifted by close friends, Bhavna and Sudhir, way back in 1998.

 

Van Gogh's sunflowers, proudly on the main wall

Van Gogh's sunflowers, proudly on the main wall

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.

web-ala-drawing-2-1997

web-lala-drawing-1-1997

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.

a tribute to Van Gogh

15 Nov

This series of illustrations have been made over the last 15 years, as my tribute to Vincent Van Gogh and his work.

web-yellow-sunflowers-1

dated 2001 on yellow paper used for X-ray films

web-yellow-sunflowers-2

same time, same paper, normal felt pens and a gel pen

web-yellow-sunflowers-3

this one too – same time, normal felt pens