Anyone who loves art, invariably has come across Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. They look childish, and on a quick glance you may rubbish it as worthless. I too struggled with some of his paintings, although some were too beautiful to ignore. Its wrong to think that people like Van Gogh, Monet do not know how to paint the traditional way. They went to good art schools, and some of their earlier work is realistic. Read More
Getting the correct calmness of Gautama Buddha is a bit tricky, something I learnt when practicing on a rough work before I started on a large canvas. I recommend everyone to start with canvas pad booklet which comes in a variety of sizes Read More
On the occasion of Onam, I decided to paint a quick Kathakali dancer. Apparently this one is called Pacha Katti and represents noble characters like Krishna, Rama, Arjun etc. While I used several reference images for this, I decided to do the half face approach which I had used for an earlier painting of mine. Read More
This painting is inspired by a snap I took many years back. I took this as a challenge mostly to understand how to paint clouds and waves. I do admit I went a bit overboard with the clouds Read More
“Like the classic Sharmila Tagore pose” remarked Priya excitedly when we discussed what we will click next, “and..” she continued “I have the perfect sari for it.”. As she unfolded her suitcase to reveal the sari she continued blabbering. “It’s my mom’s you know! She wanted to give this away! I saw it and said, I will keep it, it’s so beautiful…”. She continued remarking about the color and texture and I like any other guy in the world who is clueless about clothes, colors, etc, just nodded my head in agreement, and remarked “It looks great!” Read More
As I walked around exploring Manvar resort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, I came across a shop selling some cool local handicraft items. The clay pigeons lined up in a row were very aesthetic, and I tried a few shots at capturing this. Read More
Firstly kudos to Zaver Shroff for such an outstanding pose.
One popular method of using flash is using a bounce method where you would bounce the flash off the roof at an angle so that rather than direct harsh light, a reflected more scattered and even and balanced light would hit the subject. While this works well most of the time, it does tend to love shadows below the eyebrows, and eyes because of the direction of the light as it comes from above from an angle. One method to easily solve this is to choose a spot which has a wall behind and turn your flash in the opposite direction (180 degree) to the subject Read More