Sunday, November 6, 2022

The Statue

The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building on the Maidan in Central Kolkata, built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria, Empress of India from 1876 to 1901.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Portraits with ballpoint pen

Ink and wash with a ballpoint pen and watercolor.

Ladies in the market

Did it yesterday. Tried a different way, a single-line sketch with a gel pen.

Pet market

Using ball point pen for sketching is something similar to sketch with a pencil. Reference picture is from an online source.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Sketching a corner of Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur ("City of Devotees"), known locally as Khwopa, is a city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal located about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from the capital city, Kathmandu.[4][6] In terms of area, Bhaktapur is the smallest city of Nepal.[4][7] Along with Kathmandu and Lalitpur, Bhaktapur is one of the three main cities of the Kathmandu Valley and is known throughout for its old Newar settlement.

Glimpse of Nepal

The backside of Pashupatinath Temple
Couple in Manakamana Temple
The roadside shop

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Sketched inside the train

Few sketches I did while returning from the Nepal tour, and colored them at home.

Few from old

I have painted these before but later decided to put ink on top of it. Ink outlines make these pictures pop up. Reference images from the online source.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022

The masked man

Painted in Purulia. The Chhau mask is a traditional cultural heritage of Purulia in the Indian state of West Bengal. The main difference between the Purulia Chhau dance and the Odisha Chhau dance is in the use of the mask. Purulia Chhau uses the mask in dance, but Odisha does not, thereby combining facial expression with body movement and gesture.[1] The Chhau mask of Purulia is registered on the List of Geographical Indications.[2] As the basic difference of Purulia Chhau the mask is unique and traditional.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Sketches with ball pen

Using a ballpoint pen for sketching and shading.


Rongo village

Rongo used to be an important place for growing medicinal plants. It has views of the surrounding hills, forests and the valley of the Jaldhaka River. Most of the people are Buddhists and speak Nepali.[1]

Friday, October 21, 2022