Friday, April 23, 2010

blah! again

Just can't seem to get the pastels right :(

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Blah! poor attempt, but still, just for the records ...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Who is this fool? - Part 2

Results from an experiment with impressionism. The task turned out to be more difficult than I had anticipated. Thus far, I had made fun of inaccurate abstract modern art. Turns out it is more difficult than it looks. I am using pastels after more than a decade. So I thought a good way to get back would be to make a human portrait. Decided to try an impressionist style of coloring - basically thick strokes, no fine features, the figure should look un-realistic and blurred, yet it should convey the impression of the personality and one should roughly be able to make out the person. It is much harder than I thought, and the lesson learnt was to respect art a bit more ... and use pastels for such work on a bigger scale. This small 6 inch by 7-7.5 inch size is too small to use thick blurred strokes while still bringing out some accuracy.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Who is this fool? - Part 1

The butterlies of Reimann Gardens

Butterflies of Reimann Gardens. Reimann Gardens is maintained by Iowa State University. Fore more info, here's a link -

PhD vs marriage

A little gem from PhD comics -

'nother sketch

Trying to sketch without a outline beforehand ... and flopping miserably.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunset @ Brushy Creek