Manga is a style of painting which originated in Japan which broadly conforms to the conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. Primarily found in comic books which are incredibly popular in Japan, Manga is a rich style of Art which is extremely expressive.
Ace Mangaka Naschi has created some awesome work using watercolors and showcased them on his Deviant Art page. Read More
Almost every girl goes through the phase where she wants nothing more than to be a Disney princess. With their strong and varied characters and broad appeal its natural to want to be like them.
Bringing them to life on her sketch books and papers using markers and color pencils with equal skill, Hope Hokulani recreates their magic and makes us fall in love with the characters all over again. Read More
Sometimes even the bounds of a notebook or a stretch of canvas can seem too constrained, the edges of a regular shape proving to be barriers rather than enablers of the artistic process.
So what does an artist do? Explore avenues beyond the traditional ones of course. Music Sheets with compositions listed on them, Leaves which have fallen during a fresh breeze during Autumn, maybe just a News Print article which caught your fancy these all open up a bevy of opportunities for your Art to extend beyond what you could have traditionally imagined. Read More
It's always fabulous to run into budding Artist's at our physical store. It allows us to understand what their needs are and try to show them the best materials they can use. The curiosity they have and the enthusiasm they show is always heartening to see.
During our Grand Sale which concluded recently, we were lucky to run into Radhika Khetan, a 12th Grade student from RN Podar School. She loves Art and Design so much that they were one of the subjects she chose for her IGCSE as well. Read More
Creating Art from an extremely young Age, talented UK artist Kate Louise Powell is an aspiring Illustrator who is currently pursuing her degree from the University of Edinburgh.
The website Caseable caught up with Kate recently and we enjoyed the interview so much that we had to share snippets from it and some of Kate’s incredible work with you. Read More
What is a Doodle?
Wikipedia likes to define it as “A doodle is a drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.”
We happen to think though that a doodle can serve as a conduit into a persons thinking at that point of time. Perhaps they were in a state of conflict and out came a random sketch depicting a battle field or perhaps the mood was more mischievous and abstract and resulted in a funny sketch with quirky characters. Read More
Great Architecture is all around us, remnants of the past and deserves to be captured. They are the hulking masses of stone which have come together to be shaped in ways to leave a stamp of their architect on the earth for generations to come.
Artist Ayşe Bakır felt the same way and decided to capture it using some vibrant Letraset Promarkers and Pen’s in his work. The work pulls at the heart strings and awakens the stirrings of travel within us so that we may observe them in person someday. Till then however we must be content to only stare and sigh. Read More
We are constantly living in a world of turmoil, the rock we inhabit constantly spinning from night to day and back again. The stars on the other hand seem to be mute observers, silently viewing the various human follies.
Perhaps this very nature of theirs to remain the same inspired our ancestors to see shapes in the sky and ascertain that we were influenced by them and that our destiny could be divined by them. Perhaps these groups of stars unmoving and yet mesmerising considered us their pawns in the chessboard of life. Read More
The Indian Team seem to have clicked and clicked well in the ICC T20 Tournament with a convincing win over the Aussies.
Tonight they face off against the might West Indies Team and we thought of getting into the sporting spirit ourselves with a post that showcases the team in an 'Artistic' Light.
Scroll through to see 11 examples of our cricketers captured by Artists in various forms and Styles. Read More
Imagine sucking people into a different world through your Art. That's exactly what young Chilean Artist Fredo does. His drawings seem to completely leap off the page and provide an incredible sense of immersion. Read More
Holi is widely known as Festival of Colours. This name doesn't come even halfway close when it comes to capturing the bombardment of Blues, greens, purples and yellows. How colours explode everywhere, turning the entire country into one big canvas.
Every year, people of all backgrounds dress in white, and take to the streets to join in the adrenaline (and possibly “bhaang”) induced atmosphere. Read More
We love to create. To scribble a little or a lot, using a variety of supplies and techniques. Common to quite a few of us artists though is the humble eraser.
Even something as simple as an eraser has been refined over time and here are 5 types of erasers which we think you should know about. Read More
We were back at Comic Con in full strength after Delhi and it was a blast.
It was so busy in fact that we didn’t even have time to do daily round ups like Delhi. Instead we have decided to round up the entire event for us in one swoop. Read More
Our first memories of seeing something hand drawn are usually cartoons and other animated images.
Seeing them move and come to life immediately captures our attention.
Kapil Tejwani based in Mumbai has drawn inspiration from the same and shared with us his work inspired by Dragon Ball Z and Toy Story. In addition he has also shared an original artwork titled ‘ Blue Devil’ Read More
A gentle breeze, buzzing crowds and the waves for company. This was the scene we saw before our eyes when we visited the Art by the Sea event organized by Le Sutra on the Carter Road promenade.
The open atmosphere at the event allowed visitors see artists at work and gain an insight into the work that goes into creating a unique piece of work. With artists working across various mediums and using varied techniques it was quite the experience. Read More
Every year in February the Area of Kala Ghoda closes its roads to cars and allows the public to indulge in a celebration of the Arts.
Gone is the spacious yet ever crowded parking lot outside Jehangir Art Gallery and the never ending lines of cars flanking the road on either side. Instead there are stalls selling curios and handicrafts, Art installations which provoke and question, workshops covering Theater, Cinema, Literature and more spread across the area of Kala Ghoda and its surrounding areas. Read More
How many times have you been bored in class and filled up the edges of that biology or chemistry text book with random things which were infinitely more interesting than the drone of the teacher?
Did the equation suddenly become a dumb-bell which a gym buff was using to bench press? Or better yet did the circular interior of that circle you were forced to draw in match class become the perfect cricket pitch for you to recreate a match on? Read More
Creating quirky worlds full of colour and hinting at a deeper meaning, we have been following the work of Mumbai based artist, Amruta Rokade for a while now. Read More
Artist Renaud Roche has been building up to the imminent launch of the next Star Wars movies in the best possible way. By creating a sketches of key characters from the franchisee and releasing a Sketch nearly once every ten days for us to admire. Read More
Jaipur is not just the Pink City it is also a hot bed of creative talent. One such artist is Vrinda Dugar.
She creates art work in a variety of mediums. They include oils, acrylics, pastels and water colours. Read More