Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A Self Reminder

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A reminder to self, looking for inspirations for sketching and painting should become like a habit. The more we paint, more easier it becomes to get inspired from all around us. It becomes easier for us to start noticing interesting shapes of light and shade leading to meaningful compositions rather than only looking for particular subjects. Though more than often we fall to draw and sketch our favorite subjects, they may not be available all the time. However if we practice regularly to 'see' shapes, the whole world fills with different interesting subjects for sketching and painting at any given time. We no need to worry for 'that' interesting subject anymore. Interestingly, it may work the other way too. The less we practice, harder it becomes to get inspirations leading to frustrations.

I got Inspired to sketch this plant today seeing the leaves under the beautiful Sun! As always, I love to play with at least three values, lighter, mid and dark and incorporate counter change to make shapes look interesting. For example, You can notice how much the top leaves are lighter than the back ground which is of mid value while the bottom ones which are under shade are darker than the background.
Medium: watercolor on sketchbook
Size: 6 1/2" H x 5" W
Time: 60 min. approx.
Source: Live:

© Dhruba Mazumder, 2014. All rights reserved.


Serena Lewis said...

You have captured the light and beauty of these leaves perfectly, Dhruba. I love your work!

Serena Lewis said...

You have captured the light and beauty of these leaves perfectly, Dhruba! I love your work!

Nithya Balaji said...

Beautiful... brief and natural!
The spaces and light and shade really say it.
Feel inspired to practice more! Thank you .

Dhruba Mazumder said...

Thank you very much, Serena and Nithya Madam for your encouraging words!