It’s always sad to post the last sketches from a trip. Kinda feels like the trip is coming to an end, all over again. (I have been back from India since the middle of January 2017, but it’s taken me this long to get to blogging it all)
This is from one last day in Pune, on my way back to Bombay to catch my flight back to San Francisco. I met up with the Pune Urban Sketchers. They’re an amazing bunch of artist the friendliest of people. Thank you Sanjeev Joshi for organizing this!
Here is my quick little sketch at Pune University. It’s a gorgeous campus and there were the last traces of the morning mist when we sketched.
Later that day Nilima took me to the beautiful Pataleshwar rock-cut temple because it has a fantastic tree outside it. I love when friends know what I do and then find me interesting places to draw. I started on a sketch but was quickly told not to sketch there. Silly me, for not taking my own advice: I’d heard of this “sketching ban” in India ( read more about it at the link that follows, it’s not really a ban) but never experienced it. Other sketcher friends had, so I wrote up this post with a link to a document to carry around when you sketch in India.
This is as far as I got with my sketch inside the temple before I had to leave.
But the tree outside was something else. Ficus trees are the best!
That was my last sketch in India. Hope you enjoyed my trip through the sketches