Forest scape 2

Landscape in pencil 2

After J.D.Harding ( inspired by the Victorian style of landscape study)

Steadtler Mars Lumograph pencils on classmate drawing papers

Forest scape 1

"A path through the forest"
Whenever I would see a scene like this my mind would wander..."where does this path lead to?".. another forest or a beautiful coastal village?...well we will see.

pencil on normal paper.

War pen sketch 2



"The Med-Evac"
34.7 X 27.5 cm
Marker pen on Ivory paper

A wounded soldier gets a medical evacuation from a war zone in Southern Vietnam in 1960 during the days of the Vietnam Conflict. Shells of mortar rounds begins to fall all over the area. The daredevil pilot sits there while the evacuation takes place as sharp metallic mortar clang begins to hit the Huey.

War pen sketch 1


"Battleship Tirpitz , jetties and the Norwegian fiord"
34.7 X 27.5 cm
Marker Pen on Ivory paper
 
Here is another of my war sketches. I got this inspiration from many sources. The first source was a computer game called Hidden and Dangerous 2 where you play a mission to actually destroy the Battleship Tirpitz. Hidden and Dangerous and its sequel Hidden and Dangerous 2 along with its expansion The Sabre Squadron really had a big impact on my mind. I have been playing computer games since 1999 but never have I come across any game so engrossing and extraordinary, the tension which I felt while playing and the atmosphere almost made me feel like an elite SAS commando on a mission back in the war days. The next inspiration comes from Commando comics by D C Thompson and Company. This series of illustrated was story books really helped learn and paint this piece. I hope you like it.

Pen sketch 1

Pen on Ivory paper

Twilight landscape

"Twilight"

Oil on canvas

Colours used: Pebeo artist XL hule fine, camel artists oil colours.

Pallete colours: Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, cad. red light, cad yellow light, sap green, burnt umber, raw umber, raw sienna, flake white and titanium white.

Secrets to drawing magnificent pencil landscapes that nobody knows.


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Landscape in pencil after J.D.Harding.   (Low Resolution on the left and High-Resolution Image on the right side, 3006x4041 pixels at 300dpi)
(Inspired by J. D. Harding's style of Victorian landscapes)
34.7 X 27.5 cm
Faber Castell and Staedtler Mars Lumograph graphite pencils on A3 size Classmate drawing pad. 


                   Landscape in pencil represents an absolutely fascinating subject. When someone starts perfecting the art, the scenery is one of the very few topics which seems very approachable. Everyone begins with skies, hills, valleys, rivers, houses, roads, and foliage, grasping them individually first and then putting them all together into a beautiful composition. As the artist progresses towards gaining his skills, modern and contemporary styles and layout become familiar to him. After some time, different mediums and contrasting styles of painting are also introduced in their landscape art. 


 But we cannot talk about landscape drawing without mentioning one of the 19thcenturies, England's most respectable watercolorist, art teacher, and an art critic, James Duffield Harding (1798-1863). One cannot deny the fact that he continued to remain a professionally trained artist and an equally accomplished sketcher throughout his life. This is absolutely precise when you look at the artworks that he created at the time. 


 His idea of learning basic shapes and perspectives before even learning to portray any subjects is considered one of the most critical lessons in sketching. The practical advice that his great lessons offer allows anyone to master landscape and still life with is and skill. He emphasizes the use of hand-eye coordination and drawing from life, which he feels the most significant stepping stone in befitting a tremendous draftsman.


 The secrets of landscape drawing in pencil that J.D. Harding emphasizes are:

Learning from nature. 
Nature is the best teacher and contains the answer to all the problems that we, artists, would face. Harding's specifically wanted artists to engage in sketching to acquire the power of minute observation. This would allow us to decode the secrets of nature hidden in plain sight.

  Practice.
After observing nature's vast resources, an artist cannot possess the skill without practice. Learning by practicing by sitting amid the environment is the best way to gain mastery over a subject.


  Not being mechanical. 
Harding, especially urges the student about the importance and superiority of those mental imitations in nature. This would allow an artist to express what he perceives instead of merely replicating what he witnesses.




Suffice to say that Harding's lesson is genuinely the gems that we all crave in learning to be extraordinary sketchers. His secrets, if followed correctly, will eventually benefit a person who loves to gain the skill of drawing. This would transport him to an unprecedented level in today's world filled with innumerable copycats.

Landscape in coloured pencils



Summer Meadows
Watercolour and watercolour pencil on normal paper
A3 size.


Tree in colored pencils.


Landscape in watercolour pencils.
Camlin King Watercolour pencils on normal paper. 
A4 SIZE.

Late Surabala Bordoloi, wife of Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi, a pencil portrait tribute.


Surabala Bordoloi was the widow of the first chief minister of Assam, Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi.

Born on July 24, 1905, to Bhumidhar Majindar Barua and Bibika Devi in North Guwahati, she was married at the age of nine.

She is survived by three sons, former Assam sports minister Robin Bordoloi,ex Tata Tea general manager Bolin Bordoloi and Biren Bordoloi, and two daughters. Her eldest son, Brig. Dhiren Bordoloi died in an accident a few years ago.

She has been actively associated with Sarania Ashram, headquarters of the Assam branch of the Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Biggest Contribution Of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha.






Biggest Contribution Of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha, a tribute through a portrait.

The pencil portrait of Kalaguru Bishnu Prashad Rabha is a pencil portrait I did, along time back. It was a problematic portrait because I failed to collect an excellent and clear high-quality picture of the maestro of my drawing due to its unavailability and copyright issues. Nevertheless, I got hold of a decent photo, which I took as a reference for this portrait. The material used: Ivory paper A3 size, 2 Staedtler 6B pencils, 1 Staedtler 2B pencil, and an eraser. The idea behind creating the portrait of such a notable person was none other than Respect. My parents taught me about Kalaguru's contributions from an early age, listening to songs on the tape recorder, watching plays. The participation of Kalaguru Bishnu Prashad Rabha imprinted the image and Respect towards him, which enabled me to complete this portrait. Bishnu Prasad Rabha, often referred to as the "Master of the Arts" or Kalaguru, was a very influential figure from Assam's Indian state. The most significant contributions of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha were in the field of literature, art, and culture, and undoubtedly his most notable contribution was his artistic prowess, which he shared with the people of Assam. His most exceptional work, Bano Kabong, elaborately portraits the diverse life of the Assamese communities and tribes, their livelihood, and contributions to the Assamese culture. His other masterly works include Mishing Koneng, Axomiya Kristir Hamuh Abhakh, Atit Axom, and Sonpahi. Mishing Koneng meaning The Mishing Girl is the first novel written by Bishnu Prasad Rabha. It is a story of love and sacrifice and portrays the lifestyle of the coastal Mishing tribe of Assam (people living near the banks of the river). The details described in the novel showcases the things that we have lost or the sacrifices the people had to make over time. Sonpahi, a story where Bishnu Rabha makes the landless masses or the working class realize their exploitations by the landowners. Sonpahi, which is a translation of Jack Balden's "Gold Flower Story," from the book "China Shakes the World." In this story, even though this is a translation, Bishnu Rabha masterfully manages to showcase the philosophy of his concerns to the atrocities towards the womenfolk who go hand in hand with other notable struggles like the class system. The book, Axomiya Kristir Hamuh Abhakh, is a detailed description of the culture, lifestyle, music, and arts of the Assamese people, including the many hills and plain tribes. Apart from these, Bishnu Rabha painted a lot of paintings, acted in many plays, and was also a recognized film director.