Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Experimental Tool

Thread tied at the end of a stick (actually carving tool) makes an excellent tool. Great texture, amazing fluidity and unexpected results – perfect combination of any calligraphic art.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Space

Another composition with black ink on white textured paper, with new tool I discussed in last post.

Simply love how the way letters overlap each other and create the dramatic space among themselves. Some tight, compact, some loose, some wants to be with someone, some wants to be away, some extends their hands and some literally pushes to make their own space. Eventually makes a harmonious community.

Ain't we also behave like this?



Friday, May 27, 2016

New Tool Madness

Madness mania by this newly acquired tool.

Strokes & Letters

Already had few pages filled with black strokes. Contemplating to leave it just like that or to add lettering to make it more meaningful, went with later decision. Not so good result but definitely a good practice of uppercase (capitals) and warming up the hand.

Flexible

Stretching exercise! Not for me but for letters ;)
Its fun to see how letters can formed by just extending & expanding their counters, strokes, bowls and what not. Result with amazing forms & counters. This animal like creature was purely unintentional.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Let's take a break!

This was the art piece, I created taking breaks in between my regular graphic design work. The canvas was lying on the desk for really long time; rather it was keep inviting me to do something. This artwork created in some 6/7 sittings. Good fun and good recharge therapy. Should keep some more empty papers & canvases in front ;)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Surprise at back

I was arranging my old artworks and papers and accidentally noticed the other side of its beauty. How amazing the paper and ink react to each other — The patterns they form, textures they create; their relationship definitely works. It also opens the new doors of art of looking sideways ;)

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

10th World Calligraphy Biennale, Jeollabuk Do (Korea)

Finally completed my Calligraphy Biennale post (Sorry it was the last year's post)

Here, I am writing this post sitting at Incheon Airport of South Korea, waiting for my flight to India (via Hong Kong). Why I am here because I was invited to participate & attend the exhibition of 10th World Calligraphy Biennale, Jeollabuk, South Korea. Me and Mr. Achyut Palav (a well known and talented calligrapher from, Bombay, India) were only from India showcased the work.
It was a great opportunity to experience this event as the first time I met, talked and saw the south east asian calligraphy practitioners and masters and their great body of work. Primarily, the Chinese, Japanese, Korean scripts were on the display, I am glad Indian script (devanagari) also made into this league.
This conference was comprised of grand inauguration, exhibition, paper presentations (I wish they could managed English translations) and of course sight seeing and food treat. Sori Art Centre, a venue was amazing space and huge. This biennale is on till 15th November 2015, more details here




Me with my showcased piece



On the concluding gala dinner night, all the invited calligraphers had
to "write" something in their language (with provided brush & ink)

Master calligrapher – Wang Dongling (he is genius)



Other calligraphers work – simply stunning, you can experience the devotion, passion and command of these 30-40 years.




This piece is by "yours truly" – Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam (The World is One Family)
I was nervous doing brush work in front of the legends.

My Messy Desk

After a long break on the blog – starting this new post on messy note ;)
I have shifted to new place last year and made a workstation arrangement such that where I can have TWO desks – small desk for laptop where I usually end up spending more time and right opposite other big desk for calligraphy and other hand-done stuff. This keeps reminding me to take a break from mechanical/mundane stuff and use your brain and hands for other productive works too.



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

Love

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.


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

Nameplate

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)




Ink–Play

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

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.