Monday, September 29, 2014

To Soar Once More



When I walk beside her, I am the better man
When I look to leave her, I always stagger back again
Once I built an ivory tower so I could worship from above
When I climbed down to be set free, she took me in again


- From 'Hard Sun', Indio's single "Hard Sun" originally featured on his debut "Big Harvest" in 1989. Later covered by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam for Sean Penn's film "Into The Wild" in 2007.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Waiting for Daybreak

   Waiting for Daybreak

Sometimes the paint brush runs dry.
And the art stops beating.
Thoughtless sepia canvases lie awake;
Like songs that died on your tongue.

Old paintings are like old friends whom you run into after many years
They just look, smell and taste different.
You never quite know what to do with them.

So I gave her a wash in aquamarine and a breath of the sea,
Laced her up with a simple kiss, and placed her on my wall
And she slapped me back to life.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

In Search of a Dawn

Hello my invisible minnions. I am back at my blog! Albeit for a very 'short' and incoherent rant .


This is a small graduation gift I made for my friend Gaurav Ogale, for his continued awesomeness of existencce. Do check out his insanely interesting delusional conversations with himself at his chai blog. The painting was inspired from a photograph of his. 


Thursday, January 9, 2014

OmgOmgOmg





Introducting : The Brazilian, The Intern and The Boss.

P.S: The Brazilian's dialogues are hard to read ,cos his english is messed up.

Monday, January 6, 2014

OMG


So  I wake up the other day and there is a guy sleeping next to me on my bed.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

So.


Relationships are complicated. But for what they are worth, here's to LUuuRVe!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

This New Year, We Dance :)

The final painting.

Arvind's sketch.

A painting of a ballerina, done over a sketch by the immensely talented Arvind Singh Jeena. Part of a series of pin ups that we plan to do. Check out Arvind's wonderful blog the Jumping Dot here. So A Happy New Year to all my millions of amazing invisible viewers and followers !!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Brave

Ok, so what could trump a year ending footnote illustration as the last post of the year? Well, the answer is music. I discovered Tejas Menon through my friend Arvind. Tejas is a musician par excellence and he creates some of the most soulful and amazing work, I've heard in a long time. Do check out his youtube channel here. I've been tripping over this particular song called 'Brave' for some time now :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

MCAHNY nom nom nom


To all the millions of invisible followers of my blog, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! If this is gonna be the last post of the year then...well..heck have some cake and celebrate it.

Norma Jeane Mortenson



The is a rework of a painting of Marilyn Monroe that I had done about 2 years ago. Despite the monumental effort it took me back then,there were a few things about the painting that always bugged me. So finally I took some time off to rework on it in great detail. I wanted to test out some things I had learnt painting the skin and hair after last week's Tyrion painting. The lighting ,facial features,the backdrop and the over all colour balance were a few of the things I paid attention to this time around. Went for a vintage painting feel as well. Marylin doesnt sport her classic iconic look in this pic and therefore its hard to recognize her by face. The pose and outdoor setting were challenging and I took my own sweet time with it as it was a lot of fun.


Here is a link to the old painting, it was pretty sad but still you can check it out.
http://themindfill.blogspot.com/2011/10/marylin-and-her-convertible-this-was.html


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Half-man


“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” 

-Tyrion Lannister