Posts Tagged ‘sketch’

Some photos of the family and by the family….

March 3, 2014

Here’s The Booda, all dressed even when there was nowhere to go…

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About this sketch, KTB said, “This is me sitting criss-cross applesauce, and Kalyan is sitting on my lap”.

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Pic: AM

One has to look carefully at this dark photograph to see KTB rapt in her very first visit to a theatre…

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Pic: AM

Here’s the grandmother, doing some “down-to-earth” photography:

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Pic: RH

And here’s a cartoon of what I think my grandson *really* looks like:

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Pic and cartoon: DM

I spent the morning rapt in a magnificient animal….

October 30, 2007

I saw the photograph yesterday, and the image stayed with me…by this morning, I knew that whatever else I did, or didn’t do,today, I just simply HAD to sit down and sketch …

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At last, it is out of my system….that itch to bring out through my fingers and my pencil, what had captivated me.

Art…any form of it…is a demanding mistress. Today I had people coming to repair: a)the geyser container; b) the handle on the double-glazed window-frames; c) a leaking cistern….the workmen must have thought me crazy as I would nod at them and return to my desk in a most pre-occupied fashion!

For those of you who are interested, my tiger sketch is at

That sketch is much lighter than this…I should darken it, I suppose…

Woman in a Veil

March 6, 2007

While we lived in the Gulf, I was struck by the beauty of women of whom nothing could be seen but their eyes; here is my sketch of one such veiled woman…

Veiled Woman

….so true it is that sometimes the moon riding behind the clouds is even more beautiful than the moon riding in a clear sky!

A Nobel Prize Winner

February 27, 2007

Well, not the sketch, but the subject…someone whom I revere as a real saint, whether they make her one or not…

Mother Teresa

“Service to humanity is service to God”…how difficult to remember!

Oh my…

February 27, 2007

I have been sketching all my life; and it is so much a part of me that I have never thought much about it. When I moved into my present apartment, I finally decided to frame a few of the sketches that had been autographed, and a few that I liked…but that was about the limit of it.

I tend to sketch mainly when I am stuck indoors because of the heat. (Cold weather allows me to wear extra clothes and stride off happily.) I do not even have an easel or a special set of pencils…

But if I knew that posting a picture of a sketch would bring in the compliments like this…I would have taken it a lot more seriously…

I will be posting more of my sketches now…in sketching, I love the way a few lines can indicate so much of form and content!

Thank you for the compliments, all of you…I feel so happy; that tiger-sketch entry is going to be one of my treasured ones!

My sketch…..

February 26, 2007

I was just posting this sketch of mine on to LJ when I get a call that sainath had his first wild-tiger sighting in Dudhwa National Park over the weekend…

And here’s my sketch, dedicated to these majestic creatures….

Tiger sketch

I wish they burn brighter and brighter in the forests of the night!