Art Journal update

sketch. Navsari 2012 We spent 4 days as part of a (overfed) marriage party in small town Gujarat. Navsari is a quaint mix of new and old, and luckily for me we were staying in the older part of town, narrow dust lanes, high walls, brick tiles roofs, stained glass and old architecture. We were art journalreally busy all the time, and I didn’t really think I’d get any time to sketch. But all this was so irresistible! Luckily I was carrying a tiny 5×5 inch blank notepad that I’d just been gifted, in my handbag. And I managed to make a few very quick sketches. This is art journal sketchessketching also the first time I did so much sketching in public. If I was more comfortable, I’d have gotten a lot more, but well, here they are, for what it’s worth. Most of the color was added afterward from memory or photographs.

This one of course has nothing to do with Navsari, it’s a self-portrait done days before, when i was just trying out my pens on the paper in the diary. Not much of a likeness, at least, I don’t think so. Then again, maybe it is :)

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2 Responses to Art Journal update

  1. Ruca says:

    Niloufer, these sketches are terrific! They’re loose but at the same time they feel very accurate. I really like the energy of them and the minimal colour. Only ten minutes per sketch huh? I envy your speed. I’m glad to hear that you’re getting a bit more comfortable sketching in public. Keep it up!

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much. Yes, they were very quick, in part because I was in a hurry to get away out of sight! :) The color and some shading was added later from memory and photos

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