Chhitkul, Kinnaur

3 Jun

Sketches and photographs from a trip to Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh with a friend, in the summer of 2010. Chhitkul was one of the little villages we stayed in; a wonderful, wonderful place!

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‘Sweater’ for Illustration Friday

15 Feb

Pen & Ink, 14 x 22 cm approx

Shalini drawing, in sweaters and more.

Empty Plots

7 Feb

16 x 24 cm approx

This was near home last evening while the sun was setting. Not too happy about the sky, perhaps I’ll give it a little more work. Criticism welcome.

‘Reverse’ for Illustration Friday

6 Feb

17 x 11 cm, Calligraphy pen

On a bus

waiting to depart

up in the mountains.

Work/Play on Flickr

1 Jul

Just a note to say I’ve also put up my work on Flickr after realising that it could be tedious to look at the work in its blog format. It is much easier to browse there.

I do intend to update the blog too though.

Untitled

27 Jun

25 x 25 cm, Ink, Watercolour, Acrylic, Collage

Version 2 of a painting I had made last year (which you will find on the blog here). The painting was recycled for Appa’s birthday last September: I think I painted a few touches on the original, and otherwise cut and pasted bits of it here and there. Immensely enjoyable … I love the little subtle things you can do and end up creating ‘is-that-painted-or-pasted?’ riddles at various spots in the composition! I think this piece looks nicer in its physical form, though, than in the scan — it all seems to blend better there!

Kaka

4 Jun

Pastel on paper, 22 x 15 cm approx

My grandfather. A sketch from about a year ago.