Today I am sharing a couple of works from my sketchbook. I am not someone who draws religiously in sketchbooks but I do draw in random papers and stack it. But recently, probably, with Inktober I have started drawing in sketchbook since it's easy to keep it organized that way. The first picture reminds me so much of Mexico, haven't been to the place yet. I would someday since it's the place of one of the most inspiring artists, Frida Kahlo. Sadly, I have come across sneers (particularly from men) when artists, particularly females, mention Frida as their favourite. "It's kind of cliche!" they say, but personally I feel that female artists tend to connect with the struggles, sufferings and the undying spirit Frida still carries in her. It's a struggle of love, loss, pain and overcoming them with her awe-inspiring, exalting and unabashed art.
As I have mentioned previously, I am fond of making portraits these days. This is a portrait (with her due permission) of Eiko Hara, a Japanese model, whom I came across on Instagram. In case you would like me to do your portrait, please email me with a picture of yours to mail(dot)huesnshades(at)gmail(dot)com...just for fun!
A couple of months back I had gone to Paathirakunnumana around one and half hours from my place. It's a serene and beautiful place with Sarppakkavu, the sacred abode of snakes with snake deities in a traditional and natural setting. It was part of the traditional homes in South India and is almost extinct except in a very few, rare abodes. The air and the vibe there is so different and unique! This is a quick illustration during our visit.
Another quick hand at a flower picture.
Linking it to PPF and the gorgeous ladies there! They are awesome!!!