Friday, February 23, 2018

From my sketchbook

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.

The-Orange-Wall-HuesnShades


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!


Eiko-Hara-HuesnShades


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.


Paathirakunnumana-HuesnShades


Another quick hand at a flower picture.


Arali-HuesnShades

Linking it to PPF and the gorgeous ladies there! They are awesome!!!


21 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lots of beautiful art today. I am a great fan of Frida Kahlo and am not ashamed to say it! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Clare Lloyd said...

Super art work

Laila said...

Your Mexican style painting is lovely and warm. I like it a lot.

Neesie said...

Great artwork Deepa, I especially like the mexican style, plus I've always been in awe of anyone who can draw a portrait.
Happy PPF to you :D

Linda Kunsman said...

First of all , your header is gorgeous Deepa!! Beautiful art projects all around today. Happy PPF!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Deepa your art is always so inspirational. The beauty of all of these pieces have an easy and graceful flow. I really like each piece for different reasons. All beautiful.

SLScheibe said...

I love your portrait and your warm coloured building. It's gorgeous! It looks like a happy place. I so love Frida too. What a beautiful spirit she had. Happy weekend! :)

Jan said...

Your artwork is wonderful!!!
I am also a big fan of Frida!
Happy PPF 🎨

Mandy said...

Such a variety of art....that first ne. Could see hanging n a gallery...it’s fabulous....I am with you...I love frida...her story...her artworks...captures reality...doesn’t fancify life....anyway...happy ppf...(#35)...x

A Colorful World said...

Love that first very colorful painting...you inspire me to do something with architecture too. Love the portrait but I also thought the trees and the flower were awesome! Have a great week.

Faye said...

Lovely art today, Deepa. I especially like the flower.

Giggles said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Giggles said...

Love your wonderful variety of gorgeous art! Especially the Mexican influenced colourful sketch and the model! Well done!

Peace Giggles

Latane Barton said...

Your Mexico-inspired painting makes me want to go there! Good job!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

a lot of variety in your work and they are all good pieces. I like the warm colors in the Mexico buildings, and the pipes and wire across.
The sketch is really lovely. Ink drawing is so detailed and the flower very simple but gorgeous colors.

dee Nambiar said...

I love seeing your work, Deepa.
It gives me so much joy. :)

dee Nambiar said...

I hope Mexico happens to you soon. :)

Amit Agarwal said...

Very beautiful!

indu chhibber said...

You are amazing !

Megha Shaji said...

Beautiful works 😊

Kokila Gupta said...

Without understanding art, I must have felt it somehow hence, I like Frida's work. All the pieces of this post are beautiful! The last time I saw Sarpkkavvu was in the villages of Bangalore... And, you have made frangipanis blush so delicately in your last image, Deepa!