Here is a still life. Another day another practice, what else would one do when you are cooped up in the house due to the Corona Virus? Ok! I need no excuse to paint/draw, I would have created this regardless. However, Stay Safe my friends. Social Distancing is the key.
An oil painting of the Grand Canyon. I love the play of shadows and light in a landscape and the reference photo (Pinterest) from which this painting was made had plenty of that.
This photo is courtesy of Pinterest (Thank you to the photographer, whoever you are). I Loved the whole “Mughl-e-Azam” vibe in this photograph. The one mistake I made was to do this on a 5″x7″. I had to resort to a tiny brush to get in the features and details. But anyway it was worth putting in the effort. Click the link below to view the video. Thank you and Enjoy!
I have learned that a 5″x7″ or 6″x8″ landscape oil painting should not take more than 1-2hours. If it does, then the artist is unsure and noodling and I have to constantly remind myself of that and to think what I am not sure about and to solve the problem in the head before proceeding. This 6″x8″, painting was done in 1.5 hours.
I was in Pakistan for the Winter break, attending my niece’s wedding. I had plenty of time at night, when jet-lag got the best of me and I just could not sleep and that is when I sketched these two.
Sajal Ali is a Pakistani actress (for those who don’t know) and is often paired with Ahad Raza Mir and upon a friends suggestion, I sketched him as well, shown below.
I just need an excuse to sketch. Pencil and Paper is all you need to express your craft. It is the simplest and un-messy way to get your artistic itch out of the way. Portability is the key. Start a sketch in the morning and in between chores, meals, and sips of tea you will have a lovely drawing/sketch by evening.
Yul Brynner, what a ruggedly handsome man. He made baldness look sexy. I remember watching him in The Ten Commandment, as a child and forever pictured Pharaoh as Yul. I made this sketch today, so it is hot off the press.
I don’t watch Pakistani Dramas, but somehow I am following “mere pas tum ho” (I have you by me). The lead actress “Ayza Khan” has beautiful angular features. However, the drawing below is a slightly modified version of her, I took some artistic liberty to adjust some features based on my artistic whim. Shhhh! don’t tell her.
I have noticed that by making videos I have instilled more discipline in creating my work. I create the work more efficiently and the painting/drawing looks better, as it does not have a belabored look.
This one is a copy of one of the masters from the past. I did not bother to copy the likeness, as I was focusing on the skin-tones more. Watch the Timelapse Video by <<Clicking Here>>
Here is a pencil sketch that I did sitting on my couch. You gotta love the portability of pencils! Watch the timelapse Video by << Clicking Here>>