Friday, September 4, 2015

Calligraphy Symposium : : Brugge

This July I went to Brugge (Belgium) to attend Calligraphy Symposium, organised by University of Sunderland, UK. Under that I have taken a week long workshop/class by Brody Neueanswander, a great great calligrapher whom I am great admirer since when I started taking calligraphy seriously.
Here are few images of symposium.

Brugge cityscape, lovely & charming environment 

The workshop venue

We also visited Brody's studio, a great inspiring place

Collaborative artworks, so much fun while doing these

Artworks of other students of other batches

Artworks of other students of other batches 

My name label and glance of what I have done

Monday, February 23, 2015


i heart you
i like you
i love you
no matter what this new lingo & emoticons say!
i always want you
to be with me
in this exciting journey

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Haanji Festival at Korean Cultural Centre

Ongoing Hanji* Festival at Korean Cultural Centre, New Delhi India.
I am honoured to be a part of the art exhibition along with talented Korean & Indian Artists.
(Bottom right side is my showcased artwork: United Family)

Here its the poster with other event details

*Haanji: Traditional Korean Paper.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Diwali from Taipei

Hello Friends!
Wish you a very happy Diwali and prosperous new year.
Made this quick sketch during transit in HongKong airport where I have to wait for 3 hours for my next flight to Taipei. (Why I am travelling to Taipei? Read the next post.)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

: : Sketchbook : :

Its time to go back to sketchbook. Too much of digital & mechanical encounters, vectors editing and pixel shifting, its always refreshing to hold (actual) pen-pencil-marker-brush and draw on the paper.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Got an another opportunity to design a name plate for Pune based family. It was a gift for customer's sister. After some sharing of options and iterations we all happily reached on this (bottom most) conclusion. Showing some other options as well. I am glad that they chose devanagari one.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Geeli-Syahi (Wet-ink)


Its purely magical when paper and ink come together. I simply loves doodling on different papers with inks... sub-consciously it starts with alphabets ONLY. Don't know why ;) This is another gem of paper (it has blotting paper feel) did wonders with my lamy pen. See—

Sometimes, I just don't want to lift the pen...

Sometimes, even I want to dance with a joy...

Monday, November 11, 2013

: : Hello : :

Drop in to say hello!
Hope you are doing well and had a wonderful Diwali.
We too had a descent celebration (went out of Delhi).
Now back to papers and inks!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Nameplate designed for a close friend's sister. Now waiting for a picture of actual nameplate from him. Till then have a look at these.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

After hectic work and unbearable heat, we all three escaped to the hills on last weekend. There is place called Byasi near Rishikesh has a excellent resort called Atali Ganga. Its on Badrinath road and quite and further up from hustle-bustle of touristy Rishikesh. Best part of this place is you get both beach+hills-like experience together.
Friday – Saturday – Sunday

I can stare at this for hrs and hrs while sipping hot tea, coffee even chilled beer ;)

I am in love with river Ganga, again. She is wild but beautiful.

 All these inspired me to take D's colours and managed to do this.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Reason for not visiting the blog is FACEBOOK. No! I am not spending (rather wasting?) time on social networking for liking and gossiping and poking in others' lives. But started my own FB page named as LEEHKIN. Here its the link: LEEHKIN, or if link doesn't work just search LEEHKIN. I am more active there hence this first-love is getting sidelined, but will keep coming and visiting. Please do join + like LEEHKIN and show your same support and love. By the way, I also have a website, thought of moving ahead in more professional way and reaching out 'potential' people through proper channels ;)

Hope to see you all here and there.

P.S. Hope you figured, why I named it LEEHKIN?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jaipur : : Travel Diary

In around of Jaipur • City's hustle bustle • Old city charm and of course exhibition

Whenever I am in Jaipur, make sure to visit this place. This block print I tried with craftsman who demonstrate to every visitor.

Qalam Aatma : : Jaipur • January 2013

The first month of this new year is almost gone! Suddenly time is running too fast. I was absent from the blog world because of exhibition in Jaipur. I landed today after a hectic but super exciting week-long exhibition held at super awesome place called Jawahar Kala Kendra. Qalam-Aatma, a calligraphy exhibition organized by a Qalamkaari Creative Trust Delhi founded by super talented Qamar Dagar.
Few of them were the same bunch of artists who participated in last month's ONE ASIA exhibition. There were few new artists (they were actually hidden jewels) who Qamar founded in and around of Jaipur. We total 21 artists came together and interpreted our individuality in our own skilled manner.

Abid Saghir Jaipur, India (displayed marble and metal pieces where letters are carved, inlaid and etched–real masterpieces!) • Adil Writer Auroville / Mumbai, India (letters on ceramic? Yes, waxed and then fired with experimental techniques–amazing results) • Amir Abdullah Khan India (Master– guru, blessings are always with us)  • Ashok Sharma Jaipur, India (neat and consistent devanagri writing) • Bahman Panahi Iran / Paris (Great calligrapher and musician, what a awesome combination and skills; reflects the personality in his work) • Dharmesh Jadeja Auroville, India (Architect by profession. Boldness, energy of devnagri letters are incredible, again experimental ceramic plates and tiles has given new dimension to letters)  • F. Wasifuddin Dagar Delhi, India (Lovely person, lovely voice and lovely hand also) • Idermurun Khurelbaatar Mongolia (Never seen such a beautiful script) • Irshad Hussain Farooqi New Delhi, India (National award winner craftsman, he carved letters in wood, he has magic in his hand) • Jyoti Naoki Eri Auroville, India / Japan (Founder of ONE ASIA project, this time he tried Indigo, cloth and wax, his batik experiments are hotcake of the show) • Keiin Yoshimura Tokyo, Japan (Classical dancer, performer also writes harmoniously) • Matiullah Nawab Wasifi Tonk, Rajasthan, India (Ideal example of traditional calligraphy, salute to his skills and patience) • Michele Archambault New York/Paris (Ikkat collector, practices Chinese calligraphy, must see her work) • Mohammad Aslam Jaipur, India • Mohammad Yasin New Delhi, India (Senior most artist-90yrs+ displayed his old work still seems very fresh and contemporary)  • Nikheel Aphale New Delhi, India (he is owner of this blog, hope you know him well ;)) • Poosapati Parmeshwar Raju Hyderabad, India (Calligraphy and mythology, another layer of letter art, truly inspiring) • Qamar Dagar New Delhi, India (Founder and pillar of the QCT, pictorial calligraphy is her speciality, amazing sense of word-play and colours) • Syed Imtayaz Hussain Jaipur, India (Calligraphy can be written with mica? yes created really enticing Urdu script pieces with this unusual material) • Syed Salman Chishty Ajmer Sharif, India (Photo interpretation of calligraphy, they are still but incredible depth as they move you) • Tanjung South Korea (Very graphic and experimental) • Werner Sasse Germany / Korea (I am his fan now, his experience and command shows in his work)

It was a great platform where calligraphy is presented in traditional and contemporary form. It was a  visual cum educative treat for everybody who can't imagine calligraphy (alphabets) can be translate this way.
There were workshops arranged for everybody. I also took one session on 'contemporary calligraphy', I had fun; most importantly participants also had fun. Its always exciting and interesting to explore calligraphy with fresh and raw talent.

Both images are from ONE ASIA facebook group.

Monday, December 31, 2012


Its hardly any time left to arrive 2013. This year went really fast for me, I was super busy and didn't get much time to do anything extra (sadly; completely ignored the blog as well). That's the life of freelancers I guess, but no complaints.

This recently concluded ONE ASIA exhibition was a wonderful experience, where I met so many talented people from different parts of Asia. We all volunteers are still in touch and we are a big family now. This is what I have displayed there, got a nice corner to showcase the work.

Also please have a look at this link for other happenings & artists of ONE ASIA event. (Images by Jacky and Jyoti)

And lastly, I wish you a very happy, fun filled and of course safe new year. See you in 2013 with lots of new stuff, exciting projects.
(Just to share the excitement: I am writing this post on my newly bought iMAC, I am not used to desktop as my MacBookPro laptop has to retire, hence getting used to BIG screen and missing track-pad)

Text read as Best Wishes for the New Year (written in Devnagri script)