Tag Archives: Pastel

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!

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.


4 Jun

Pastel on paper, 22 x 15 cm approx

My grandfather. A sketch from about a year ago.

Artwork and Poster Design for Railway Children

7 Feb

EHSAAS is a national level training programme of Railway Children, an organisation which works to prevent runaway children from becoming victims of the abuse of street life. This poster (sized 2 x 3 feet) is intended to be a celebration of the work being done through Ehsaas, and a representation of a child’s journey from complete vulnerability to psychological stability and security. The training programme is designed around the 12 themes mentioned on the right of the poster.

It was challenging and stimulating to find ways of visualising many intangible messages and communicate not only to adults but also to the children the poster speaks about. All the artwork uses traditional media — pastel, colour pencil, graphite, ink — each image drawn and scanned separately and finally put together using software.

Sketches from the Shibumi Himalayan trek

6 Feb

Sketches from the Himalayan trek with the Shibumi students — May 2009. We spent a couple of days at Mussourie and did the Har-ki-Dun trek over about a week.

Interpretive Panels at Chitradurga fort

30 Aug

2 Games

This is a recently completed project for the Archaeological Survey of India: drawings for a set of panels to be installed on the grounds of the historic Chitradurga fort north of Bangalore. Layout: Rustam Vania.

Sketches From a Month of Travel

4 Jul

These are from a month of travelling I did this March – from Ahmedabad to Varanasi, Shantiniketan and Kolkata, and back.

The Puppies at Shibumi

25 Feb


Pastel; 18 x 24 cm.

Butterfly in Collage – for Revati

9 Feb

A birthday card for my sister, Revati. Using a photograph for reference, I hunted through magazine pages to find the right bits of printed paper from advertisements and other photos. Finally touched it up a little bit with pen, colour-pencil and pastel marks.

Card - for Revati

Collage, Pastel; 19×14 cm approx.


by Aileen Fisher

What do caterpillars do?

Nothing much but chew and chew.

What do caterpillars know?

Nothing much but how to grow.

They just eat what by and by

Will make them be a butterfly

But that is more than I can do,

However much I chew and chew.

Puppies! – for Shalini

19 Dec

Two of the darlings at the school Shibumi – I did these as part of a birthday gift for my friend Shalini.


Pastel, 20 x 29 cm approx


Mixed Media, 20 x 26 cm approx