Sunday, November 18, 2007

Done in photoshop using photo reference....

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Done from a single piece of chalk.I have been learning chalk carving from a colleague at work.
Im still new at this so the piece broke in two while I was still working on it.Stuck it together this time....but im hoping to practice more so that the next one remains undamaged.
Thanks Vinny! Guruji ki jai ho!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Just finishing up on the last assignment for the cgtalk workshop.Matte Painting.Used a 3d render out of maya with a few lights as a base.Had done projections of textures on the geometry to have a starting point.Painted on top to get variations and worn out old feel.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ive lately become fascinated by the art of touchup on photos.The fine balance between the desirable and undesirable textures on skin.... and how its all done.
The source photo on the left was taken from :,469.html?id_document=2586#documents_portfolio

Monday, July 30, 2007

Done for the daily sketch forum topic "animal in motion" 45 minutes.reference used

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Done for the daily sketch forum.Topic was "Evil Lair" . I wanted to show an evil devotee of Goddess Kali making a human sacrifice on the full moon for some magical powers in his evil lair.The lair is ominously dark and the bound and gagged sacrifice is placed inside a crescent to emphasize the darker mystical undertones.I have used absolutely NO reference for anything so proportions of the people are not too accurate.Need to practice much much much more.The time limit was 55 minutes for this challenge but I took 2 hours :( still a long way to go with speed....

Monday, June 18, 2007

Hello people I know I havnt posted in a looong time..but I promise I will hv more frequent posts now.... Im taking sculpting classes from a very talented sculptor and this is something I made in my class. Its just so much fun to do something with clay after painting on the computer for so long. I did some drawings of my own feet to prepare for this.The reference used for this was a cast of the foot of Michelangelo's David. I will upload pics of the reference model and my foot drawings soon. Big thanks to my teacher ...... Swapnil u rock!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Posting WIP...trying out a master copy of a painting by William Bouguereau Au Bord du Ruisseau [At the Edge of the Brook] . A friend of mine at work had suggested I should try painting in monochrome and try to get the same feel as would come in following his advice and starting on this project.Its a highly detailed painting dont know how much I will be able to reproduce ...but I will try my best....
Dont get time to paint much so this might take a while to finish! Source painting by

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Worked on the composition a bit.... added rain.....
thanks Nikhil

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Done for the cgtalk daily sketch forum...topic was "The Stalker"

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Added a little more texture to the snow to make the image more interesting
for the daily talk forum....topic was "snowed in"..... done in the time limit of 55 minutes.... its difficult for me still to imagine a scene and paint it from memory without references...but im trying....

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Another one done for the cgtalk daily sketch forum...the topic is "old master" done in around one hour.Did not use any reference for sure could have done a more anatomically correct model with a reference...but I found that not using a reference made me think about form more ..... so it was good practice...
as always big thanks to friends at work whose encouragement and advice keeps me going....

Monday, January 29, 2007

This is my first image painted with a concept completely from my references of any kind used...done in around 30 minutes.
Done for the cgtalk daily sketch forum..the theme was Red Sky.... I wanted to portray an evil tribal priest doing a spell thats effecting everything around him...the sky is turning red.....and the spell is even coming back to effect him as well which is denoted by the swirl coming towards him....added a vague devil like formation at the junction between the fire and the sky..... and the vague hand like form coming back to grasp him as well...

Monday, January 08, 2007

Wanted to try something using an actual model and not a picked this buddhist statue since im not confident enought to paint a person yet....... will get there someday....
dont know what possessed me to try something this complicated becoz it has lots of detailed carving....i tried to get it as close as possible..... now i realise why its easier with a photograph...the perspective shifts if i tilt my head...and i cant zoom in :)...
i ran out of time on this one so just somehow finished it.....