The Drawing Book 23 Years Back Monday, 18 May, 2009Posted by ~uh~™ in Art & Literature, My Past Life.
Tags: Art, Bengali, Dispirin, flashback, Literature, Mumbai, Painting, Samaresh Basu, Sketch, Sukumar Ray, Swami Vivekanada, Tarzan
This summer while I was in Kolkata, I took out my old Drawing book from school (1983). My mom has kept it safely all these years. I wanted to show my drawings to my son, to motivate and encourage him to spend more time with pencil, crayons and water colours than PS2 and PC games.
Here are some of the pages of my old drawing book, captured on a digital camera. The pages are 23 years old, but the memoriea are as fresh as yesterday 🙂
This was one of my first pencil sketch and our Drawing teacher was no miser appreciating it 😀
I was heavily influenced by Swami Vivekananda’s writings especially his quotes. Two of which are my favourites-
1. Don’t ask why. Ask Why not ?
2. You can’t be honest and keep everyone happy at the same time.
The above unfinished picture is of famous Bengali author and intellectual Samaresh Basu. I sketched his potrait as I was a big fan of his child detective character ‘Gogol”. After growing up, I was a big admirer of his writings, which has been made to many pathbreaking films like ‘Paar’.Samaresh Basu was a controversial writer during his lifetime: highly praised by a section of society, and vilified for ‘obscenity’ by another. He wrote a controversial novel named “Bibar” which was eventually banned for being sexually explicit. He wrote his travelouges under pseudonym ‘Kalkut’ with a complete different narrative style from author Smaresh. One of his most notable work as Kalkut was ” Amrita Kumbher Sondhane”.
The above potrait is of Sukumar Ray, father of Satyajit Ray. For bongs no indroduction for this genius is necessary or required. I have great infuence of Sukumar Ray’s works on me and pais my tribute through this sketch.
I was fascinated by Tarzan and copied this picture from the Omnibus. I don’t remember why I could’nt finish the picture. I hope my son, completes it someday 🙂
I did not touch brush and colours for about 20 years. After a long break, the last painting I did was after shifting to Bombay to express my life here in 2006.
The picture is unnamed. Interpreation, is left to the reader’s imagination. All I can say, the moon like circle was inspired from Disprin…….
I loved to draw and paint. Now, I just live a normal life.