Jul 29, 2013


Swe by Linisha

Swe, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
Yesterday we all went for a family get together at Hosur at Ambi Chithappa's house. He's my mom's uncle but Pras and I like addressing him as if our own uncle and we address his son Aravind as if our first cousin.. Aravind is visiting India for a week and it was so nice to catch up with him after so long. We didn't really get much time to speak with each other but nevertheless. I wish Prabha akka was visiting around this time too.. Would have completed the group.

It was mom's 60th b'day too, which we celebrated at home before we all headed across to Hosur..

I missed my two cousins Swe and Shru.. I missed my granny too this time.. I haven't known a get together where we all spent a good deal of time singing songs where both Swe and Shru were not present.. I'm sure they were deeply missed by the whole crowd there! I'm sure their mom missed them a lot - it was her birthday too!

Deepika made up for their loss through her sweet voice and strong melodies. Harish too added his voice in..

I drew this real quick portrait of Swetha last time we all were together - at her engagement.. I don't think it came bad.. Nah! Not for a 5 min quickie! :) :)

Jul 25, 2013

The Lullaby

The Lullaby by Linisha
The Lullaby, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.

Jul 22, 2013

I see them.. Sleeping

I see them.. Sleeping by Linisha
I see them.. Sleeping, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
Usually the peace and quite and those few free minutes come by only when they are sleeping.. And most of the times, though I would want to grab my sketchbook, I would be too uninspired to make a mark..!!

Sooryansh has a cloth in his mouth.. that's how he likes to sleep.. If you pull that out, then God save you while you desperately apologize and try putting him to bed without it!

Jul 16, 2013

Yours sincerely

Yours sincerely by Linisha

Yours sincerely, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
No.. they are not one sketch in each of its developmental phase.. They are 6 sketches drawn for 4 mins, 2 mins, 1 min, 30 sec, 15 sec and 5 sec..
(courtesy: an exercise from the book Cartooning by Ivan Brunetti)

To see it better, here it is in a different arrangement:

Jul 15, 2013

DJ Got us falling in Love

DJ Got us falling in Love by Linisha
DJ Got us falling in Love, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.

Sometimes songs work just fine for gesture studies.. I feel as though the whole page is dancing! Freeze and draw!

Jul 9, 2013

Bhagawathy Paati and Sidharth

Grandma by Linisha

Grandma, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
Continuing with my ballpen portraits, here is Grandma.. And then here's my cousin - Sidharth.. This is fun.
But there is always a fear in drawing someone you know - wonder if it would come out looking like them.. And when known people look at them, they tend to become a little more critical than usual.. While an unknown face colored with an olive shadow looks like creativity, a known friend will take that green shade as ogrifying LOL..