In the Potter series, a ‘Patronus’ is formed by focussing on ones happiest memory. It’s a shield that protects you from dementors who suck out all the happiness from you. It’s interesting how unlike most fantasy series, the worst thing can happen to a person is not something physical, but a mental ailment where theRead more

Irises in a Vase

Vincent Van Gogh has always fascinated me. He was struggling with severe mental issues and recently when I read through letters Van Gogh had written to his brother and Paul Ganguin, I realized , he was very lucky to have a brilliant support system from his brother. He supported him financially and mentally through hisRead more

Journey of portrait sketching!

When I first began making portraits of people, the technique I used was to make a grid on the photograph of the person. Replicate the grid on my paper and then sketch the content of each grid onto the paper. The result was great accuracy and beautiful portraits. Few months ago , I attended anRead more