Category Archives: people

Last Bits and Pieces from Chennai

Anywhere in Chennai you see golden statues of the politician MGR. On the banner behind him is the Jayalalitha.  It’s a bit eerie, they’re everywhere. On a more normal note, here’s a sugarcane juice seller on a street corner. And … Continue reading

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Wedding Music

Traditional music at a South Indian wedding is led by an instrument called a nadaswaram accompanied by thavil drums. You can listen to it here. It plays almost continuously at a South Indian wedding. To a trained ear, I’m sure it means more … Continue reading

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Small moments from a big wedding: The Mehendi ceremony

I was recently at a family wedding. A very big family wedding. My sketches don’t capture the huge festivities, the pomp and splendor, the crowds of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people who attended the four days of festivities. What I have instead are little vignettes, mostly … Continue reading

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Flattering Portraits

Flattering portraits is not my forte. Which might explain why my family doesn’t really want me to draw them. But I draw them anyways: Sleeping, eating, doing their homework: anytime when I think I have a captive audience. These are quick little vignettes, … Continue reading

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Summer is here!

It’s summer vacation when my flickr stream of sketches starts to look like this. Long, lazy afternoons of reading. Lots of people sketches, done at our community pool while the kids swim. And. (expect to see a lot of these … Continue reading

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Leaning? Not leaning? You decide.

Sketched at  my lifedrawing session this morning. The model was definitely leaning one way: her head rested in her hand and she leaned in that direction. Which is what I thought I was capturing. But when I was done, she just didn’t … Continue reading

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Scott Weaver and his amazing toothpick sculpture

When I think of Rolling Through the Bay by Scott Weaver , I think of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. Rolling Through the Bay has been 40 years in the making. And it just keeps growing and growing and growing. Ask Scott when it;s … Continue reading

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