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My Portrait Sketches - 2017

These days, I am learning to do portrait sketching...Actually, I already know how portrait sketching is done but I have simply forgotten the tricks as I am doing it after almost 15 years. So, I am picking up new tricks and styles while I am scribbling my pencils and pens on paper. I have messed up with a lot of faces while have successfully created a few. In fact, the primary motto of going away from Facebook 'again' (shall post the article on 1st Jan'18) was to concentrate on things that make me happy.
So, here are my sketches of 2017 in reverse chrono order. Actually, I am not adding all the sketches, the ones I messed up shall not get public :) Shall keep updating this post till 31st Dec'17.

Tools: Graphite pencils, Colour pencils, Crayons, Sketch-pens, and Ball-point pens.

Not An Avid Reader Anymore

Few days back, I met an old friend from school days who inquired about the recent book titles that I read. "Sadly I don't get to read much," I said disappointingly showing him the book I am reading- 'Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman'.
Actually, we both are kind of regular readers. During school and engineering days, I used to read a lot of books, even won an award from school which was 'Avid Reader Of The School.' But my interest in books has kind of faded and my friend reads more books than I do. I don't feel like reading much. In 2016, I read only 3-4 books and around a similar number of books this year. One thing that is responsible for the lesser number is my changing interests, I prefer to read little heavy books these days which require me to read their chapters again and again to understand...I have been reading books on Buddhism, Psychology and so on...PhD in Behavioral Science is something that has been in my mind for some time, of c…

The Tale Of Melon City - Storyboard

Another blast from the past from 2013. Did this for younger brother for his English lit assignment in school. The poem - The Tale of Melon City by Vikram Seth is one of the chapters assigned in CBSE's Class 11th curriculum.

Another comic strip which I did for my brother- Lord Ullin's Daughter

The Gentle Traveller

The gentle traveller in my barn,
Spinning an adventurous yarn.
Of the pains she bore,
And the experiences she scored.
Her eyes were big in excitement,
I was surprised with enlightenment.
She started with the fun,
And how she reached moon and the sun.
Things didn't go well in her life,
A horrible person rejected her as wife.
Memories made her eyes wet,
Yet the brave lady did not fret.
Didn't let a single tear fall,
Stood up high and tall.
Gazed deep at the moon,
Shouted laughter and started to drool.
She then spoke of her experiences around the world,
Of praises she got and criticism people hurled.
We walked on the grass towards her bike,
Her pains seemed heavier and rucksack was light.
She smiled and sat on the saddle,
Waved back while she paddled.
She added another chapter to my life,
A new lesson and a new light.

Laughter In The Terrain

Clouds are dark, Sun rays left a mark, Time for joy of a new start, And for a voyage I am about to embark.
Climbing up the hills, Freezing weather giving the chills, I want to be the first to experience the rains, Jump higher, and shout the laughter in the terrain.

Conversations - Cartoons

Blast from the past...
Mother and son conversation, not mine btw :p

Father and son conversation (silent conversations), again, not mine :p

Pervert - Cartoon

Blast from the past...

Smart Prisoner - Cartoon

Blast from the past...

Lord Ullin's Daughter - Storyboard

A blast from the past...Did this storyboard in 2010 for my brother's holiday homework when he was in 9th standard. Lord Ullin's Daughter was part of English Literature course (CBSE) in school during my time as well as during my brother's time. This was an amazing poem, still close to my heart. A true love story with an unfortunate end.
But, I am different :D I don't like sad endings, though they exist. I gave the poem a comic touch and transformed it, and as you would see in the sketch, my brother's teacher also wrote, "You have transformed it."

You can read the poem here

The Bitter Truth

Truth holds no meaning if can't be spoken,
Success can't be ensued if efforts are broken.

Truth can hurt because words are harsh,
We can fall because the path is marsh.

Life's a voyage through an upstream flow,
Heart endures the pain yet we smile with a glow.

It Rained Happiness

The sky was clear
The clouds were white
Horizon was near
Mind was light
It rained happiness

Eyes were cheerful
Legs were dancing
Weather was blossomful
Birds were romancing
It rained happiness

Breeze was cool
Grass had dew
Wanted to drool
Life was new
It rained happiness

Mopped The Past

Scurrying on the floor
Crippled by memories
I locked the door

Strong memories, broken glass
With teary eyes
I mopped the past

Destiny A Maze

I walked
I jumped
I went up to the base

I jogged
I ran
I sped up my pace

I reached
I topped
Yet I lost the race

Feat in hand
Couldn't celebrate
Efforts a waste

I sat
I cried
Bitter was the taste

God director
Life surprise
Destiny a maze

The Lesson To Be Taught

A quick one, wrote this yesterday post midnight :D

Everything can't be bought,
Every man should be taught.
Every rule can't be broken,
She is not a possession to be taken.

Don't misunderstand,
She's not a helping hand.
She's an independent kite,
Not a slave as your wife.

She simply can't be impressed,
No matter how well you get dressed.
To hit the dart in the center,
You have to find her heart and enter.

You can't win her with your money,
Nor with your love and words like 'my honey.'
Give her respect and pay heed,
Not only affection but attention also she needs.

You've responsibility and so does she,
Men should also compromise as nothing comes for free.
Leaving her parents shouldn't be a boundation,
Weights should be equal for a great foundation.

Break Rules

Finally, I gave up my Nokia, thanks to Microsoft who didn't take care of its customers and rising need of internet and apps in India after demonetization. RIP Lumia! I have bought a smartphone otherwise known as Android phone...Now, I am figuring out how to use it :( Alongside reading 'Family Wisdom', my 5th title of Robin Sharma. This book has deeply moved me, probably my second best read after Alchemist. I read Leadership Wisdom two years ago but that didn't have that magic! Family Wisdom is even better than its prequel, Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Family Wisdom is a must read!

Anyway, like every year, I wrote this rhyme on new year eve. 

Break the doors which stop you,
From opening a chapter that's new.

Break the barriers which prevent you,
From experiencing sunrise and the dew.

Move ahead but not start a new life,
Forget the wrongs, cherish all the rights.

You are beautiful and so is your life,
Leave the string and fly as an independent kite.

Leave the horizon an…