First Semester Works II

We began our charcoal module by taking rubbings of the textures around us on newsprint paper.

(11) Collage on newsprint paper, A1

Some quick charcoal sketches…

(12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Charcoal on newsprint, A3 each

(17) Charcoal on newsprint, A3

(18) Charcoal on newsprint, A3
Meanwhile, experimentation with the charcoal texture rubbings continued. Here, I have developed the pattern suggested by the texture of the cracked floor into the roots and branches of a tree.

(19, 20) Charcoal on newsprint, A3


(21, 22) Charcoal on cartridge paper, A3

(23, 24, 25) Charcoal on cartridge paper, A3 each

(26)Charcoal and sketch pen on newsprint, collage, A3 (27) Charcoal on newsprint, collage, A3

(28) Sketch pen and water on newsprint, A1

In one of the experiments, I worked on a sheet until it was reduced to shreds, attacking it with pen, paint, Fevicol, ‘treating’ it by various processes, stretching, stabbing and carefully tearing it as if to test its limits. Finally I preserved the remains of the paper by sticking it on a full sheet.


(29) Mixed media on newsprint, A1






First Year Works I

(1) Watercolours on handmade paper, A2

Shape Study in Poster Paints

 Poster paint on cartridge sheet, A2

(5,67) Poster paint on cartridge paper, A2

 I traced out the same ‘Aloe Vera’ image 4-6 times as an experiment, changing the colours  until I felt they ‘go’ with each other.  I chose four sheets that acted as mirror images, placing them together to create a sense of  drama.

 I wanted to express the essence of something bursting forth with life and vitality. Again, I had to change some of the colours to make them now work as a single image rather than fragments. Here, the bright red was useful as it seems to ‘hold’ the shapes the place and unify the image (refer Red Studio by Henri Matisse).

(8) Poster paint on cartridge paper, A0 (A2 x 4, each section is an A2 sheet)

(9, 10) Poster paint on cartridge paper, A2

These images remind me of bits of sky in a wound. Or perhaps a concrete surface with something raw coming out… meat?