Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Mighty Himalayas - Sketch

The Mighty Himalayas : Pencil : 12 X 10 inches
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All I have to show you today is this sketch. I am just back from a very bad infection of the throat and am in not mood to paint yet. However, didn't want to be out of touch and decided to sketch something this morning.

Here's the result.

Your thoughts, comments, critiques and suggestions please. Thanks.


  1. It's beautiful Sujit!! What I love most is the line work. The top of the mountain is so fluid. And the contrast of the mountains in shadow is just striking! It's really beautiful! Another great one, your sketches are trully inspiring.
    Do you do these from your memory?

    And okay, I feel bad that I pushed you so much to create something when you weren't feeling good :( But I really do love it, if that makes up for it :) :) It's amazing, friend.

  2. Oh man.. Such a detailed sketch.. Its very nice.. I would never have so much patience to do such detailed sketch..

  3. Thanks Crystal. I used a reference picture for this sketch. It was as easy as google-ing for 'The Himalayas' and lo and behold, it threw up enough pictures for a lifetime of painting :)

    All I wanted to do was a rough sketch as a preparatory step but I guess I got carried away and started to put in one piece of detail after the other.

    Thanks for liking it :). Well, you did push me a bit but I am glad you did. What are friends for after all ? I kept telling myself that Crystal might peep into the blog and its not being fair to her to not post anything at all. That's when I decided to move the mighty Himalayas in!

    I am feeling pretty good today except for a bit of hangover from a week's dose of antibiotics.

    Thanks so much. I am glad you like it.

  4. Very beautiful sketch. I hope you feel better.

  5. place where Gods live... Delightful!