Another Sunday

Made it yesterday, on Saturday. Really Saturday was such a waste. I was trying to do something useful, but when it comes to technology I’m rather slow and dull. 😀  So I made this by charcoal pencil, my 2nd charcoal drawing. Showed it to my sister, and she asked me whether I had learnt drawing technique from some internet video. Yea! I’m kind of proud of myself now. Not that much though. (Yes I have a patience problem, can’t keep drawing for more than an hour, hence, the crudeness.)

Enjoy your Sunday friends! Stop over at Sunday Sketches for sure.

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Next one I will try to make in colour. ’till then!

About Little Things

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They say find happiness in little things. And this – don’t let little things bother you. Hah! nonsense.

We are taught such contradictory things. I don’t think there is anyone alive, among the billions who are, on the planet earth who is not bothered by little things. Okay, some may get over it in 10 seconds and some in 10 days, and others in 10 months. But little things do bother us, a lot sometimes. They bother us more and for a longer period than we are willing to acknowledge. Society has a huge impact on our behaviour, society tells us to suppress sadness over (seemingly) trivial issues, and we try our best to, and even believe that we have achieved that goal. But if anyone ever did, their life would be perfect, they will always be a bundle of joy, with such feelings as regret, anger, unhappiness over nothing (as they say) as aliens.

But the justification for being able to be sad about small things in front of the world is given here because actually I want to justify happiness over little things. But it is only fair to justify the antagonistic feeling as well.

So all that said, why I talk about happiness over tiny things because I’m a tiny person, who might be capable of great things, but as of now is doing tiny things. The entire weekend was spent (apart from sleeping) reading about someone who read a lot. Then I got a new pencil, my first ever charcoal pencil, so in crazy excitement, I made the following. I know artists are supposed to be patient, complete drawings over days. Maybe that is why I can’t be a real artist, because I think I completed this in about 40 mins. (To those who don’t draw, this might sound like a lifetime, but those who draw might understand, drawing in haste with a new instrument)

April 12, 2012

Dear diary

I had been quite upset for a few days. It is mostly because I don’t do my work, i.e. study, hence I don’t know anything. It’s one thing to be able to read and write, another to be smart. So what has been happening is that I get unhappy and irritated when I’m in college, I don’t feel like doing any of all the well of work I have, and I get bored in outings. All in all, life is pretty disappointing these days.
So what I did was take a day off from college. And here’s what I did today…

  • Watched Paranormal Activity 1, 2 & 3.
  • Cleaned the floor,walls & ceiling of my room.
  • Cleaned half a cupboard. Here I found some interesting stuff. Some old books and notebooks. Drawings that are though just human figures, but tell what my state of mind was at different ages. Lots of empty envelopes, blank sheets of paper, tazos and a letter written by me to my sister, which she replied to on the same paper. Also lots of greeting cards, some received by my parents, one that my aunt’s best friend gave to her, and others that I made & addressed but never gave out to the respective people, and one given to me by that same aunt, which has music play in it when you open the card.  A doctor’s prescription that I had tried to copy on a prescription paper(me and my sister did that a lot). Some diaries, again blank, though one had some stuff written in it. I also noticed I never addressed the diary before writing. I would straight away start off like, ‘today this & that occurred…’
  • Watched a bit of AFV, then some funny Ellen videos on YouTube.
  • Oh and I also found packets of some compounds we had synthesised in Chemistry Lab, also compound #6 was given to me in the exam. I don’t remember what compound it was, but I have a packet full of it if you want to test.   Cool stuff!
  • Now I’m writing this. I don’t know what I will do next. Maybe I”ll add that later in this article. . and maybe I will share a bit of what I wrote in that diary when I read it. .

Okay, adding some findings here:

The Letter I wrote to my Sister

That outline is actually lyrics of some song

sorry for the bad photo quality

i was in class 3, 8-yr-old

all I remember is that this was a picture in my Hindi book, and before I ever read the book, my sister & I stayed up till late drawing things from it

bye…

Art & Literature

There is so much art and creativity in this world, it amazes me.

Whatever bit of English literature I read in my school days, I found it fantastic. And art is something I look for everywhere, all the time. Recently, for the past 1 or 2 months, I have also started liking leather a lot. (Though otherwise I’m a very nature and animal friendly person.)

Have you guys noticed how in those old movies when they wanted to show a really rich person, they’d show his big personal library with lots of fat books in it, that looked somewhat like this:

That on a closer look would look like this:

As a kid I didn’t really care much, except that I wanted a little bookshelf of my own at some point in my life, which would look kind of like a personal library.

Now at this point in my life, when I’ve suddenly become obsessed with leather, I don’t want a leather jacket or a laptop bag or mobile cover, I want a leather-bound book. Why? Just have a look at how good they look…

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What better can you have in a leather cover than great text? (Maybe you’ll say that you keep your Kindle in a leather cover 🙂 ) And what is better than Art and Literature merged together?

Scenery & Fireflies

Ooh..That’s the “Birthday Card” I made for one of my friends. Wrote a glittery Happy Birthday at the bottom later.

 

And a month back me and my sister helped out with our little cousin’s holiday homework. We were supposed to make a forest ecosystem, this is what it finally looked like.

Happy SS everyone!

About the fireflies, I remember when we were out on a family trip and our bus couldn’t move forward very late at night. All the tourist buses were stuck for while on the narrow road. I was really small. All I remember is that there were a bunch of cool foreigners at the back of the bus, who kept playing music and some kid with a really cool toy that I really wanted to have. 😛 All the traffic was stuck because apparently a truck had a tyre puncture and changing tyres was a task that took time. So as we all are aware of, the weather in most parts of Northern India in June-July is pretty bad, so we all came down on the road and lay there; and at a distance were these amazing little flying dots that shone. That was the only time I ever saw fireflies and it was beautiful.

Dance!

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The thing I like about drawing dancing people is the flow, the curve and the freedom. The dancers are moving freely, yet in a contained way, it’s lovely. Here are two of the female dancers, from my big dance collection. 🙂

A,B,C

After making a lot of mess with colours, I’m back to where I started, Pencils! Easy and lovely.
Here are 3 drawings I made in the past week; I’ll be posting a nice little video further this week, so do check that out too.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C (no pencils here)

I couldn’t see what the others posted last week, but now I’m over to Sunday Sketches to do that!

Also, from now on, I’ll be posting here more often than on my old blog. Though if anybody wants to have a look at that one, here’s the link: About Nothing

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