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Sunday, December 30, 2012

coffee painting

coffee ...I had least known about the use of it in painting ...until I met  Akila at a Tanjore painting workshop  ,who took classes on various types of paintings.She taught me one style of decorative coffee painting.Painting with coffee is a Thailand art,and its as simple and complicated....i'll tell u how
coffee painting can be done  on handmade paper ,chart,canvas board or a prepared board .The latter involves a list of proceedures...like preparing a hardboard with chalk powder, POP and fevicol .Thats what im planning to explain here .

This involves applying the mixtures on the board, drying  and sanding,after u get a smooth and even texture u trace the image with a yellow carbon ,if u r a person  who love to draw ur own images and dos'nt want to trace ,draw the image on a paper of the same size of the board and trace it, tracing is done to avoid any mistakes on the board, because this is not a forgiving medium.

once the picture is traced ,outline on the lines with 3d golden outliner as slowly and neatly as possible. now make a thick decoction  from coffee add few drops of fabric glue to it and mix it well ,now  depending on your requirement u can make lighter decoctions in separate containers.

To get a good texture u can create it with the help of fabric glue and brush by dabbing it in different angles once it dries u can apply the coffee on it .paint dark areas withmore layers of thick decoction and  light areas with thin layers of light decoction ...and the rest is ur creativity.... here are my twattempts

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

my amateur efforts in pencil portraits

portraits...ive always stayed away from them ...though at times i dared to try it ..when i dont get the perfect shape  and at that stage i feel demotivated,so i decided to learn more about portraits .i joined malar institute of fine arts at perungudi chennai where i learned little bit about portrait drawing.
Im displaying some portraits that i did b4 n after the course





 This was one of my daring attempt...though in the reference photo the child was of much younger age in my pic the child looked much older than original ...this was done b4 my portrait lessons.
 This work dates back in 2009 ..i was inspired by an orkut community on pencilshading (i do not remember the name now)which gave step by step tutorial with photos ,the outcome was not even closer to  the original work but i was convinced
 This work was a result of the motivation i got from Vasan's portrait series......
 this was my very first attempt in portrait...i tried to draw my daughter ...with a ballpoint pen...this was done on a lazy sunday afternoon back in 2009
 This is one among my latest works, after completing few lessons i gained some confidence in attempting a difficult subject (to me)like this.
 my mom gifted me a book on Raja Ravivarma which had a vague sketch of his milkmaid ...thus got inspired

these are among my new works ..... and im planning for some more of higher difficulty level ...hope u enjoyed and thanx for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

my kerala murals

This is my new mural work done on 18x 24 canvas,
 Im uploading my other kerala mural works too 

Sri Ganesha done in 2011


Sri Narthana ganapathy done in 2010


Sri Krishna mural done in 2009

Sunday, July 15, 2012

tanjore painting sri krishna

This is my latest krishna tanjore painting .

A typical Thanjavur painting would consist of one main figure, a deity, with a well-rounded body & almond shaped eyes. This figure would be housed in an enclosure created by means of an arch, curtains etc. The painting would be made by the gilded and gem-set technique - a technique where gold leaves & sparkling stones are used to highlight certain aspects of the painting like ornaments, dresses etc. 

The painting would be bright & colourful and breathtakingly beautiful. The impact in a darkened room is that of a glowing presence. While most of the paintings would depict the Child Krishna and his various pranks, paintings of other deities were also created. 

Over a period of time changes have occurred in the stylization - for example, the figures are no longer round. Presiding deities of various famous temples are also being depicted in the paintings. The technique is now more in use than the style. 

 resourse courtesy-   www.thanjavurpaintings.com

Sand painting -3 pujarins original artist -Jamini roy

This is a very interesting style of art .this is nothing but creating a texture with sand and painting on top of it

For this painting ,I used a12 x12  hard board.

prepared the board using plaster of paris(pop)and chalk powder ratio 2:1,water n fevicol

apply the mixture on the board  evenly and let it dry

Draw the desired image .

apply thick coat of fevicol on the lines and pour sand on it ,on the rest of the area brush fevicol and

apply sand.do this part by part from up to down .

when its dry, paint the image as desired

Friday, March 23, 2012

my pen drawings

Pen Drawings are art works done using pen , if you are very confident go ahead and directly use pen rightaway if not just hold on like me , i first made the outline sketches with the help of  HB pencil and then did the shading with pen it was a good experience, please try and give your feed back here are my works for your reference. 





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Monday, March 19, 2012

Tanjore painting workshop

My dancing Ganesha

i wanted to update my new pictures  for quiet sometime .Recently i had the opportunity to  learn Tanjore painting from Ajanta school of arts ,chennai.It was a great experience teaming up with peers of same interests. We had so much fun sharing our ideas .We were a team of 10 members, who participated equally in learning  this traditional art.
Here are some pictures of our workshop



our team with our master seated in the center 

Noel sir with his work

Divya's Work in progress.

My work in progress

Angai aunty's work in progress .

Artist Ramesh's work in progress

akila's work in progress

vetri's work in progress

Shantha aunty's work in progress



Sridhar sir's work

Rajesh sir with his work

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