Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This is a portrait of a good friend of mine who always encourages the artist in me. I wanted to try different brushes in photoshop for this one..... also try something a little unusual... I probably dont hv enough skill at the moment to pull off something like this very well right now but just wanted to give it a shot and push myself a little bit more....

This one is for you Neill....probably doesnt resemble you much but all I can say is that you have to come to visit me in India and sit for me for a better portrait :)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

the first time ive tried painting from a live reference....set up this simple still life and painted it in almost an hour! i know it doesnt look very finished or anything to justify one whole hour ....but since i ve not painted using life before it was a tough yet tremendously interesting exercise for me!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Done as a study to understand how reflections and refractions work......completed in an hour approx.. used a photo reference for this .... Its a very rough one but I just wanted to solely focus on glass and figure out how to paint an object inside another one.... translucency i mean..... it kindda works i think.....the perspective and proportion isnt too accurate i know..... but i just wanted to try this as an experiment....

Friday, December 15, 2006

This is the first piece I have done without using any kind of reference. This was given as an assignment to me by one of my friends .... his rules were to draw an orange using only the three colors that I have on the top left corner of the image and use only one brush for the whole thing. I did this in 10 minutes.
I already have a new assignment to work on...will post it soon....watch this space.... :)
Thanks a lot Abdul !!!!!!!