Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tough Guys Don't Hide - Comic by 13 year old me

When I was thirteen I was reading a lot of comics, especially Raj Comics, and used to be fascinated by them super heroes. Inspired I made a comic back then, which I recently dug out when I visited home.

Felt silly while reading it with the drawings and bad English and what not, I never even got time to design it's title cover, was completely forgotten, but hey, I thought why not digitize it and share it with the world? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, "Tough Guys Don't Hide".

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Thanks for reading.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Drawing and Painting at Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Art Outing

Imagine going to a nice garden early in the morning, pull out your painting pencils and brushes and colors and canvas, and start painting a morning scenery that you see in front of your eyes. Amazing right?

Lal Bagh Sunny Early Morning. Pic Credit: Ashraf (All forth unless mentioned)

We at Dreamworks Bangalore Art Club organized a visit to LalBagh with painting supplies to capture the scenic greenery and natural beauty of the botanical garden.

 Well first I came to know it is happening at 6AM in the morning and we all know how much fun it is to wake up early on a Saturday morning. We reached LalBagh around 7AM and immediately started looking for comfortable spots and compositions to paint a scenery.


LalBagh at 7AM is actually quite a crowded place, well not in a bad way at all. People are walking, running, cycling. Made me felt if I could live close by.

LalBagh is known for it's botanical garden and it's plants nurseries but that's only a small portion of it. Other than it being a beautiful garden covered with greenery, over to the other end of LalBagh is a big lake and is full with variety of species of birds, fishes and reptiles. It is actually surprising that in between a busy city location, LalBagh is able to give a beautiful, clean and a natural home to these folks.

Most of us opened up our arsenal of brushes and colors, but some decided to use the camera as their canvas tempted by the natural beauty. Not to mention the sharp sun was playing peek-a-boo with us using the clouds and gave us variety of lighting conditions. Well for me, I decided to go around and talk to our professional Dreamworks artists and understand their approach.



Artists talking about their techniques sounds a bit like a fighter pilot talking about how easy the operation of a cockpit is. From what I understood, it seemed they like to fill the flat colors of the individual objects first, then paint the big strokes of lighting, and finally use a thin brush to surround the big strokes with details. Now that we know the secret, I guess we all can be artists? I wish it was that easy.




Some more of the few pics that Ashraf took. He had to run after some of these birds to get a good capture. Head over to his album here.

After wrapping up around noon, we had a nice breakfast arranged by our facilities team, talking to each other about their experiences while painting, and various locations with their uniqueness. The various paintings created by the artists are displayed at the 6th floor cafeteria of our studio in all of their glory.

We want to thank the organizing team: Sneha, Adi, Anandan and Gilbert, and the (really patient) support staff Naresh. And the artists who made the magic roll.

Artists Collage. Pic by Sneha
The Painters. Pic by Dhiman Das