Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekday Sketches

Few sketches done through the week and a new journal I made from scrap paper.

A pink dragonfly has taken residence in an artificial pool near my office. It's the highlight of my day to watch it buzz around and sun itself in a stylish whirl of color. 

The view from my terrace. 


My first attempt at bookbinding!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Buddha Vihar, Bangalore

Buddha Vihar is the Buddhists place of worship. The Buddha Vihar in Frazer Town, Banlaore was started in 1907 by Ayodidas Panditar, hailing from Madras and who had visited Sri Lanka and had embraced Buddhism there. And I discovered this place as it was the location for this week's pencil jamming.

It’s a serene place with a prayer/meditation hall, a small house where the caretakers reside and a humongous Peepal tree that is a microcosm in itself. Mr. Mohan, who opens the place for prayers, mentioned the plans of have a residential complex for monks within the compound. He spoke of the time when Dalai Lama visited the place for its 100th anniversary.

Given the hustle bustle of the city, you are sure to overlook this place. However, if you do step into the building you will find an oasis of peace. The interiors have two beautiful statues of Buddha and some colourful artefacts. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekend Drawing Club - HAL Museum

I went for the WDC pencil jam session at HAL Museum today. It was an awesome experience ... and I loved sketching the engines :).

This is a sketch of the model of of Lakshya, a pilotless target aircraft.

What I really found fascinating was sketching the engines, which required a more detailed study. The museum is a wonderful place to sketch ... and I'm sure i'll be back for more soon.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bangalore Sketches

St. Patricks Church, Bangalore.

The view from my front door, drawn on a balmy afternoon. 

Rosary Church was built by French Missionaries in 1980s in Shettihalli, near Hassan. The are now comes under a dam, and the church is flooded every monsson. A quick, rough sketch ... not come out quite well. Need to re-attempt sometime. Read more about this romantic spot here.

National Gallery of Modern Art

Renderings of the haunted house on St. Marks road. You can read the story here.

Elgin Talkies was built in 1896. Located in Shivajinagar, this is the oldest talkies in the whole of South India. It was built by Veerabhadra Mudaliar for theater shows. Later, his grandson Natesa Mudaliar converted it to a talkie. It's a shame, that such essential aspects of Bangalore are being demolished to make way for newer buildings ... very soon this city will have no soul or history left. 

Friday, April 25, 2014