Delhi in winter gets really cold when compared with most other part of India especially the South. We would sit in the gardens after lunch to catch some sun. I was then on a mission to learn to take better photographs as well as references of my classmates for future paintings. Another classmate, Yadvendra took this photograph with my camera. Vibhuti had covered her head with shawl to protect her face from the midday sun.
This was made at the tail end of my Pastel phase. I was doing one every few nights just before sleeping. I got help from Ramesh on this one. In fact, I value his opinion and comments a lot. They help me take a step back.
Update: June 12, 2006: just remembered that i have forgotten to add that i really enjoyed using this paper surface. it's the reverse side of regular mount board and is a shade of dirt brown to start with. You can see it peeping through but still it isnt as harsh as it would've been had the surface been white to start with.