Sep 23, 2011

Rainy ground

Rainy ground by teshionx

Rainy ground, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
I tried painting a rainy scene with wet ground. It was raining heavily when I started with the sketch. By the time I started to paint the car, the rain had stopped, the road had already started drying.. And then the sun came out while I was painting the car! All in just about 20 mins!

Sep 22, 2011

Hands and handsfree

Hands and handsfree by teshionx

Hands and handsfree, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
Tanush sometimes holds our chin and says "So sweet". Sometimes he'll say in his baby tone and voice "Very good Amma"
Tanush has been doing so many things that I wish I could record.. Just picking out some random ones with the time that he gives me to note them down...
How I wish I could record all the small cute anecdotes that we all share in life...

Sep 21, 2011


Faces by teshionx

Faces, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
.. what do YOU do while you wait for your chance to get your hair cut?

Sep 20, 2011


Housetop by teshionx

Housetop, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
Not so long ago, I never thought this view was interesting enough even for a 5 min sketch; now I want to draw this same view 3 times a day, on rainy day, on sunny day, at night, with pencil, with paint............
My time doesn't allow me all that luxury, though I may make one by nightlights...

I tried the variegated painting approach at the lower edge of the painting, so that the focus is directed at the house-top.

Sep 16, 2011

Happy Friday!

Have you ever been drawing sick? I am going through that one now! This is the second time I have been drawing sick after the one during my first and only week at School of Planning and Architecture. That time, I knew I had grown sick of drawing because there was suddenly just too much drawing being done, and there was no more relaxed time to to fill up with Math or Science... And that, I thought, was an indication that I wasn't meant to do so much Drawing! I am a Science person, you know?! What a wrong judgement!

After that I realized that I grew sick of almost everything, when I overdid it - either because I needed to (project driven), or because I was hard on myself (like a marathon cleaning..!) Well, everyone did grow sick.. End of the day, anyone who's just been doing one single thing throughout the day, would grow sick of it! I understood that you just had to chill for some time and you could come back to what you were doing with renewed energy! If only I had done this, that time, 12 years back, I would have been an Architect now! Or something related to Art!!!! :)

Well, but until, my sickness goes away, I'll post these old posts here!

Friday meals

Thank God for Friday! I shall eat a Non-Indian meal sometime today.. I always make an International meal for Friday. Either the breakfast, lunch or the dinner (or all three) would be 'International'. I mean non-Indian..
Foliage study by teshionx

Foliage study, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.Here's a Foliage study.. and it is a bad one!! I sat there plein air, trying to figure out how to render this one.. Do you do the background first, or are you supposed to color the foreground? With watercolors, I felt that the dark background should be done after I drew all the delicate leaves.. But it came out like this.. Maybe I just needed to spend some extra time on it!

Sep 14, 2011

Orchids study - background changed

I changed the background from a monochrome purple to brown and green. The scan is bad, but that's the contrast that is on the real painting.. So I feel that it needs a darker shade of brown and a stronger wash too.. Here, I left a bit of purple there to see if a variegated background color would look better or a solid one! It doesn't seem to work - not with the purple anyway!

Sep 12, 2011

Orchid Study

Orchid Study by teshionx

Orchid Study, a photo by teshionx on Flickr.
This can be called as the phase two of the Charcoal study of Orchids that I had put up some time back. It is not intended to be the final version. I am studying it still.. I thought that purple would make a good background, however, it has started looking somewhat monochromatic! So I may change the color of the background.