Friday, March 2, 2012

SHIVA












thumbnail study for Bhairava
studies in oils/gouache
oil studies, also if you can spot the header.
i thought i will at least update the post with more news and art.
Working on my upcoming show titled dhyana shakti ( based on goddess myths and legends)
is keeping me completely occupied rather disconnected from the world these days.

these are two paintings from my previous show Dhyana roopa. 2010 december, traditional gouache on paper, and ink on paper- 7ft x 5ft,
some thumbnail studies done for the show,WIP pictures and one to suggest the scale of the painting.
NEWS on the BOOK, we have finally stitched the whole thing together, with an afterword, editor's note, a sketch gallery, glossary, it's looking all complete now.
I've been really holding on to the temptation of announcing the publisher.
and a BIG art post with exclusive art form the book is NEXT in line, just a little wait before it all happens.
THANK YOU everyone who's been coming to this space and leaving your precious comments behind. Thank you.

37 comments:

Mahesh Ashok Sutar said...

gr8888888t job sir

gaurav sharma said...

Love the Colors man.

deepazartz said...

Incredible work! Such intricate and detail art...the colours are gorgeous as well. Love the look in the first.

Sid said...

AZZZZZIINGGGG WORK!!!! Please make me ur apprentice!!!! I'll do anything to learn illustration under you! I'l work for free!

Akshay "Bender" Rodríguez said...

Fantastic work! Someday when you deign me worthy, would love to write you a challenging script for you to bring to life!
Cheers.

Sarah said...

Wow! Your work is amazing!! I especially love the first one :)

Achde said...

Incredible work dear friend. All your last illustrations show that you are in a permanent search in your art. Great !

Abhilash.N said...

Wow....My favorite one in full size and real beauty...!!And the other one as usual..divine...!!Love your colors..!!

Tyna - juegos gratis said...

that is the best!

lostinarc said...

Fantastic... one of the great shiva art so far...shiva sambhu...

imchaba said...

Don't forget to update your exhibition dates for your fans. :)

D.Shawnte said...

These are some amazing paintings!

abhishek said...

my upcoming show titled dhyana shakti ( based on goddess myths and legends)
is keeping me completely occupied rather disconnected from the world these days.
i've been exploring various themes and possibilities from last two years on it,
and it's been both insightful and fun.
a question i get asked often.
how do you decide now is the time to create the final works?
it's instinctive i suppose and differs from artist to artist.
i believe that what makes work special for me is the amount of patience you invest into it and learning you cull out of it.
i recently looked at the stacks of sketches i've done for the theme, plus few colored samples to find my process, attempts to find my own template of painting and creating.
i decided that the time has come to translate some of them into final paintings.
i usually pick the most ambitious as my first piece as it sets the tone for the entire show, this one is 6ft by 15ft, horizontal layout.
it depicts the feminine trinity and the worlds they come from, so it has tons of elements in it, and because i have so many elements in it, compositional proportions become even more important and that though loaded it should still exude calmness, and should invite the audience into the painting to explore the drawn worlds.
let's see how much of this works out, i'll soon post some work in progress pictures.

NOW the BOOK, we have finally stitched the whole thing together, it's looking all complete now with an afterword, editor's note, a sketch gallery, glossary, etc.
i've been really holding on to the temptation of announcing the publisher, but as i promised surly by the next post.
and a BIG art post with exclusive art form the book, i'll be posting it all, just a little wait before it all happens.
THANK YOU everyone who's been coming to this space and leaving your precious comments behind. Thank you.

Alina Chau said...

stunning!

Manoj - Outsource Data Entry to India said...

Very Very Beautifull drawings, Thanks for your skills.

Bhashkar_Navisworks said...

how do you decide now is the time to create the final works?
it's instinctive i suppose and differs from artist to artist.
i believe that what makes work special for me is the amount of patience you invest into it and learning you cull out of it.
i recently looked at the stacks of sketches i've done for the theme, plus few colored samples to find my process, attempts to find my own template of painting and creating.

SNM said...

No words for your work!! Speechless...

Marcelo Vignali said...

Fantastic!

~LuCky~ said...

Its' like after an age old search you find such descriptive work of art... just amazing!

abhishek singh said...

Thank you everyone, i remember starting this blog way back in april 2008, my job had reached it's expiry date (everything has one i firmly believe lol:) no it wasn't the job, it was me, i was tired of finding what i wanted to do in someone else's project, i thought it was both unfair and absurd, so i cut my corporate strands and renegotiated my annual budgets ( basically i canceled my due vacation plus night outs plus eating outside etc), with determination in mind and some savings i resorted to only do what i wanted creatively, i gifted myself an "Opportunity" and that's when i decided to put some of my work up online, couldn't do that before because of silly company policies, it not some morse code you are trying to safeguard it's ART man, just share it, but an emotion less understood by guys who run these so called creative machines, anyways my point was that it was an accelerating experience putting my work up online, connecting to artists, people, who were sharing the same emotion and had blogs, it was the first wave.
now when the world has shrunk into a mobile phone and social networking has swallowed patience in all possible ways, i still when i come to this Blog feel a sense of thankfulness.
the possibility it gave to a disconnected artist.
virtuality in it's most humble way is an enabler, unbiased presenter of a rhetoric, this blog is one such presenter, on such friend who lugged along, who kept my work on a cloud twenty four, seven, showed it to everyone who typed the magic code.
i just wanted to say Thank you to my blog, That no matter how many likes i'd get on any other virtual platform, you'd always remain my favorite:)
and yes, Thank you everyone, who ended up reading this scrap, sometimes it just comes out:)

ketepo said...

awesome work, it's magic

Sukanto Debnath said...

fantastic works here Abhishek!!

Soumya Bellubbi said...

Hi there,
I think that changing set figurative notions about Indian mythological characters is a quite a task in itself. Your artwork of Shiva is an incredible representation of the deity. I just happened to read this blog and I'm glad i did. Good luck with your show & i hope i do get to see or buy your work sometime :).

P.s - The sketch of Durga is what actually bought me to your blog.

-Alok- said...

the drawing ink brush strokes become smoke,fire,water,earth,drapery,fog,light,shadow,limbs,weapons...and thats just the trial painting before the colours even got started! THis IS MADNESS!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have really enjoyed the pictures. Greetings from FREAKS. Best.

Mohit Aggarwal said...

awesome work man........ grt job ..... :)

Rishikesh Kumaran said...

Amazed by your work man!!! You got great talent... Would love to see more of your work... Best wishes.

Posting Load and Truck said...

You job is fantastic!

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Anonymous said...

hi abi

how can i get this painting of Shiva.I reside in Malaysia.


Santhi

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anand said...

I donot know what to say but never before have i seen such artwork in comics- it appears to be flowing out of the imagination directly to the board.Hats off to you. I just saw your Krishna - a journey within.

Anandi Premlall said...

Love your art, how you use your brushstrokes and colors to make the Gods and Goddesses come alive!

Vikram Rathore said...

Great work Abhishek g......keep it up...
Jai mahakal!

Unknown said...

Abhishek I feel a sense of disappointment and sadness that I have discovered your work so far from its inception, in the contrary I feel moved and a feeling deep down I cannot describe. Although I have only viewed your work on a laptop and mobile, it certainly does other do any justice. I want, I need your art, in real life, in all its glory. Basically I want to buy some art and I'd like to know how?

Sahil Sooknandan said...

Apologies for not linking my profile on the long comment I did know how it worked. Hope to hear from you.