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Of late I had stopped making Tanjore paintings because of my weakness in the area of poster colouring which decides the fate of the painting. After putting so much of efforts in embossing through muck and foil sticking, it is wrenching to see the painting losing its value with bad painting. So I had taken up Kerala mural painting as I am getting more comfortable with acrylic painting. I saw this mural - Vasudevar taking the infant Krishna to his friend Nandhan, who stays in Gokulam located across the river Yamuna on a rainy night and was attracted to it instantly. However I wanted my friend Sathiesh to paint that but since he hadn't started working on it for a long time, I decided to take it. This painting was started in Melbourne during stay at my friend Vijayakrishnan's house, however was completed after 7 months in India. Attached in the gallery is the steps of painting.

To kill time while commuting to/from office I use to watch movies in my mobile. But sometimes I don't feel like watching anything. Once I saw a co-passenger doing something with a stylus in his Galaxy pad, I got inspired and downloaded a sketching app called 'Sketch Guru'. I kept making sketches with fingers for a while. Once I got the feel of digital sketching, I bought a stylus pen and made few sketches which even I like. Here is the collection of sketches made till date.

Click the image to see the sketchesHai Guys, after a long time I tried my hand at sketching. It happened during a boring office meeting. I sketched Buttu seeing his photo in my mobile. Even though it was a single attempt without using any eraser while sketching, I can't say that it was a good one. I was happy when Akila realised that the sketch was Buttu. Her only comment was thet Buttu looked "elder" in my sketch. The second sketch in the blog was made by Akila when she was pregnant with Buttu. My mother in law said that it was surprising that Akila who didn't even draw her school assignments, made this sketch. I told Akila that I am sincerely praying for a baby girl but she drew a "My Boy". At the end God had answered her prayer and Buttu sometimes resembles the photo which Akila took as reference for sketching. These sketches are now for your viewing!!! Click the thumbnail for viewing them.

Click the image to read furtherHai Guys... It had been a long time I had been active on the blogging side. It is not that I had run out of ideas but all my energies were channelised towards completing the Shivakudumbam painting I had started 3 months back. What initially started as one of the hobbies took over the almost all the free time. Meanwhile I did watch some good movies like - "Angaadi Theru" (heart touching story), "Kalavaani" (Cute romantic comedy) & Neelathamara (mal.), not so bad "Paiyya" and some trashes like Kites (Hindi), Phoonk (Hindi) etc but I didn't have the time / inclination to write them because of this Shivakudumbam. Atlast when I finished the same in the odd hours of yesterday there was a sigh of relief and at the same time an urge to start the next painting. I had even identified what I want to do next, but I don't want to take it up now.

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