Well, a bad tummy bug and no internet connection has kept me out of action for a while. This one is not recent. We went to Ranthambore in January this year to look for Tigers. I had a sketching companion in Nicolas. We went exploring a village behind the hotel we stayed in. Sona was sitting tied to a pole and we knew that here was a subject that would not give us trouble in terms of extensive movement. It's the first ink 'n wash that i'd done in a while. Did a few more on that trip.
I guess I would have to classify myself as a “self taught” artist not having an MFA or a BFA degree. I am a happy mix of self learning and a bit more formally from artists in workshops and institutions. And after a dozen years of figuring things out, I wouldn’t want it any other way! The journey of understanding and making art, for me, is a continuous learning process: Improving existing skills, learning new ones and most of all growing with the experience. Drawing and painting are an integral part of my life, something I am passionate about. The blogs, Maya & draw the line, document the road traveled thus far. People, their moods, interactions and emotions are an ongoing source of curiosity and interest to me. What I’m searching for is their inner personalities, their thoughts and there are stories I build around them as I work. I like portraying feelings of people when they are alone, lost in their thoughts, caught unawares. Those are the special moments that appeal to me most. I love to experiment and use a variety of medium ranging from oil, charcoal, printmaking, clay to the digital medium. Regardless, my focus remains fixed on the human form. View all posts by Ujwala