Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Young Ashok Kumar - actor - pencil sketch

Ashok Kumar mostly portrayed character roles. Many are not aware how he was looking when he was young. I came across a photo of young and broad-faced Ashok Kumar. Here is my pencil sketch of the legend.  I drew it with 6B graphite lead pencil.
 

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Uday Shankar - Indian dancer and choreographer - charcoal pencil sketch

UDAY SHANKAR, Indian dancer and choreographer.


Medium :  Drawing  with Camlin soft charcoal pencil.

I have taken nearly 45 minutes to complete the drawing. Impressed with the profile view of the legendary dancer. For a brief description of the dancer, please click the following link of Wikipedia :


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uday_Shankar#
 

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Smita Patil - charcoal pencil sketch

Drawn from a photo reference of a movie still. I used Camlin charcoal pencil (soft). 


I used a soft a paper to draw. The soft charcoal pencil moves smoothly on the paper and I don't face any problem in shading. However, every trial has its own problems. The paper being thin there is a possibility of it being torn. 
 

Monday, 20 June 2022

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Aruna Asaf Ali, Indian freedom fighter, educator and publisher - charcoal pencil sketch


This is my charcoal pencil sketch  of Aruna Asaf Ali, an active participant of Indian Freedom Movement.  Indian educator and publisher.  Rest of the details can be had from Wikipedia.

(I love sketching with pencils. This was drawn with Biyanyo soft charcoal pencil. Experimenting with different pencils is very much thrilling)


Saturday, 11 June 2022

Neerja Bhanot - pencil sketch


Neerja Bhanot - pencil sketch

Neerja Bhanot was an Indian head purser who died while saving passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 which had been hijacked by terrorists from a terrorist organization during a stopover in Karachi, Pakistan, on 5 September 1986, just two days before her 23rd birthday.

Friday, 10 June 2022

Valathol Narayana Menon - charcoal pencil sketch.

Vallathol Narayana Menon was a poet in the Malayalam language. He was one of the triumvirate poets of modern Malayalam, along with Kumaran Asan and Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer.

He was a nationalist poet and wrote a series of poems on various aspects of the Indian freedom movement. He also wrote against caste restriction, tyrannies and orthodoxies. He founded the Kerala Kalamandalam and is credited with revitalising the traditional Keralite dance form known as Kathakali.


My humble tribute to Narayana Menon with my charcoal pencil sketch.



 

Young Ashok Kumar - actor - pencil sketch

Ashok Kumar mostly portrayed character roles. Many are not aware how he was looking when he was young. I came across a photo of young and br...