Landscape is my first preference but for a change I tried out sketching people, culture and attire. The first thing you will learn about India if you wiki/google is about how everything changes from state to state. Language, food, attire, art, cultures, belief and so much more… My Dad’s transferable jobs, helped us travel and live in a bunch of states, mostly in southern and central India. These sketches are a reflection of events in my past.
P.S – Excuse the quality of images, some of these drawings are as old as 13 years now. Just some rough sketches, just feels good to have them around and see it dated 1998 🙂
Bharathanatiyam – a classical dance form, originated from Tamilnadu
Girl dancing Garba – tradition of Gujarat
Reminds me of the dance my friend -Deepa and I performed back then… Give us a ghagra (skirt) and dupatta (scarf) and we will dance all day like a little girls!
Women carrying water in the deserts of Rajasthan
Amish? or may be tribal woman in nepal? Mother’s love will remain no matter where she came from.
…and this is just the way my room was propped with table, lamp and window. The moon and the starry night was my imagination, all I could see from that window was the neighbor’s building :-p