32nd Sketchcrawl World Wide Event, Ahmedabad CHAPTER, India.

August 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

The team from Studio Verve participated in an International event once again and we are glad to be contributing to the event. We made new friends and associations and talked of future collaborations with other artists and artist groups.
The below link would give more insight into the event.  

The following are the artists present for the event.
Vrindavan Solanki, Arpit Biloria, Suresh Immanuel, R. Y. Bhaviskar, S. Dhanaraju, Ashish Bhavsar, Mukund Patel, Mukesh Gajjar, Akkireddy Prakash, Saheb Ram Tudu, Shyam Pahapalkar, Asha Rawat, Abhijit Paul, Arjun, Rohit, Zubair.
Group Photo
In the foreground Abhijit Paul and Asha Rawat and in background right corner myself Akkireddy Prakash. 
Respected Vridavan Solanki sharing some lighter moments.
Sketch by Solanki Sir.
Mr. Suresh Immanuel,a senior faculty from NID with a sketch book  capturing the fellow artists, 
Quick portraits by Suresh Immanuel.

Saheb Ram Tudu.
Myself Akkireddy Prakash , having fun.
Mukund Patel
Shyam with color riots……..capturing the rainy , gloomy mood.
S. Dhanaraju,  who organised the event.

Sharing thoughts.
Solanki Sir sharing his experiences.
That’s me at my best sharing a few jokes over a wonderful cup of  hot tea and coffee in the rain with dripping water drops that halted our work for a while contributing to this ‘break’ giving us a chance to get to know each other more closely.

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Sketching trip

September 30, 2008 § Leave a comment

Sketching : A great visual thinking tool

Everyday life on the streets through the eye of an artist 

It’s all about the line and form ! 

dog sketch, kankaria, pencil drawing, quick sketch, street dogs
kankaria, pencil drawing, quick sketch, girl and child

The installation project had kept us busy for quite a few days and finally it was time to get back to work , but for a change and to unwind we decided to go to kankaria lake for a sketching trip. We were instantly surrounded by about 12 children( we later discovered they were all from the same family wow! ). It was great making a family portrait for them and to see them beaming when they saw the sketches. Arpit sketched a few more children on the lake front , A dog snoozing in the busy street corner like it didn’t care at all about what was happening around it or how much noise there was caught my attention..actually i always find the stray dogs interesting subjects. . we got hold of a flute seller and  then met two families who showed interest in our work and a young girl asked us portray her. we gave her the sketches which made her so happy . looking at that a begger child posed for us with her little brother and finally as we were leaving she ran after us screaming ” aae manne mari parchi de” … She wanted to keep the Paper.

Most artists i know started their careers doodling in notebooks or drawing away in the middle of lectures at college.  It is in fact a great way to capture an idea or to make a note of what you want to paint later, even the most basic of sketches work wonders when trying to communicate an idea.
they help explore possibilities or workability of ideas and are a handy reference.

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‘To draw does not simply mean to reproduce contours; the drawing does not simply consist in the idea: the drawing is even the expression, the interior form, the plan, the model. Look what remains after that! The drawing is three fourths and a half of what constitutes painting. If I had to put a sign over my door [to the atelier], I would write: School of drawing, and I’m certain that I would create painters.’ – Ingres

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