Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On the Road

Sketchbook India 2014 Panels 19-22 by Meera Rao

Sketchbook India 2014 Panels 23-25 by Meera Rao

Road scenes in India are always so very fascinating. Once I started sketching I began noticing all the little details and interesting things that take place. I am attracted to unique vignettes that tell a story. I have learned not to look for perfection in my sketches but hope to capture the emotions.

The scenes get etched in my mind once I start sketching like the time I saw the horse 'checking' out the autoriksha -his competition - while his owner was chatting with the riksha driver! Or the pleasure on the face of the tripple riding motorcyclists -living dangerously with no helmets! The Mother -son pair in the back of the little truck with all their possessions exuded the excitement of moving day.  This time I was pleased I was sketching on the accordion/ Japanese album sketch book :) It was a challenge to keep the sketches connected to one another. 

I needed a couple days to finish each of the sketches- drawing one day and then coloring them the next day. Drawing and sketching in a journal like this make me explore different styles as well as ways of seeing that I have not tried before :) 

10 comments:

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Paintings of candid views

thanks

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Kriishna! I Always appreciate your comment :)

Heera said...

Beautiful scenes Meera! So colorful!

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Meera, it's always fun to visit you and see what interesting things you've painted in your sketchbook. :)

Ambika @asunnyellowindow said...

Fun pages, Meera! Indian road scenes are the most fascinating indeed, with a tapestry of characters... people, autos, cows, bicycles, dogs, and vehicles :-)

ashok said...

wonderful work Meera

Meera Rao said...

@Heera, thank you ! I know you appreciate colors too :)

Meera Rao said...

Carol, You make my day!!! So glad that you like my India sketchbook!

Meera Rao said...

Ambika, Thank you! yes, Indian road scenes are so fascinating :)

Meera Rao said...

Ashok, thank you! I really appreciate your comments!

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