Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Forest scape 2

Landscape in pencil 2

After J.D.Harding ( inspired by the Victorian style of landscape study)

Steadtler Mars Lumograph pencils on classmate drawing papers

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Forest scape 1

"A path through the forest"
Whenever I would see a scene like this my mind would wander..."where does this path lead to?".. another forest or a beautiful coastal village?...well we will see.

pencil on normal paper.

Friday, June 10, 2011

War pen sketch 2

"The Med-Evac"
34.7 X 27.5 cm
Marker pen on Ivory paper

A wounded soldier gets a medical evacuation from a war zone in Southern Vietnam in 1960 during the days of the Vietnam Conflict. Shells of mortar rounds begins to fall all over the area. The daredevil pilot sits there while the evacuation takes place as sharp metallic mortar clang begins to hit the Huey.

War pen sketch 1

"Battleship Tirpitz , jetties and the Norwegian fiord"
34.7 X 27.5 cm
Marker Pen on Ivory paper
Here is another of my war sketches. I got this inspiration from many sources. The first source was a computer game called Hidden and Dangerous 2 where you play a mission to actually destroy the Battleship Tirpitz. Hidden and Dangerous and its sequel Hidden and Dangerous 2 along with its expansion The Sabre Squadron really had a big impact on my mind. I have been playing computer games since 1999 but never have I come across any game so engrossing and extraordinary, the tension which I felt while playing and the atmosphere almost made me feel like an elite SAS commando on a mission back in the war days. The next inspiration comes from Commando comics by D C Thompson and Company. This series of illustrated was story books really helped learn and paint this piece. I hope you like it.

Pen sketch 1

Pen on Ivory paper

Twilight landscape


Oil on canvas

Colours used: Pebeo artist XL hule fine, camel artists oil colours.

Pallete colours: Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, cad. red light, cad yellow light, sap green, burnt umber, raw umber, raw sienna, flake white and titanium white.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Landscape in pencil.

Forestscape after J.D.Harding
(inspired from J.D.Harding's style of Victorian landscapes)

34.7 X 27.5 cm
Faber Castell and Steadtler Mars Lumograph graphite pencils on Classmate drawing pad

Landscape in coloured pencils

Summer Meadows
Watercolour and watercolour pencil on normal paper
A3 size.

Tree in colored pencils.

Landscape in watercolour pencils.
Camlin King Watercolour pencils on normal paper. 

Late Surabala Bordoloi, wife of Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi, a pencil portrait tribute.

Late Surabala Bordoloi

Surabala Bordoloi was the widow of the first chief minister of Assam, Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi.

Born on July 24, 1905, to Bhumidhar Majindar Barua and Bibika Devi in North Guwahati, she was married at the age of nine.

She is survived by three sons, former Assam sports minister Robin Bordoloi,ex Tata Tea general manager Bolin Bordoloi and Biren Bordoloi, and two daughters. Her eldest son, Brig. Dhiren Bordoloi died in an accident a few years ago.

She has been actively associated with Sarania Ashram, headquarters of the Assam branch of the Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha, a pencil portrait tribute.

Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha (Pencil portrait)

A very famous personality from Assam. Bishnu Prasad Rabha was a figure from the Indian province of Assam, well known for his literary and cultural contributions. As an advocate of peoples' cultural movement, he drew heavily from different genres of classical and folk cultural traditions. In his home state, people affectionately called him Kala Guru, 'the master of the arts'.