Jothi and Manavalan were the early birds at today's event. Dakshina Chitra was not yet open to the public and they therefore went to Muttukadu and produced some delightful boat sketches which you will see in the collected works posted in this thread.

We had about a dozen members, I think, in attendance today. I am not sure, because Dakshina Chitra is a large place with very many delightful sketching locations. It is very easy to miss one another unless you are in touch over the phone or meet at some agreed spot at a fixed time. 

Until a few weeks ago an attendance of a dozen members would have delighted all of us. But we have now consistently had around 30 participants every week and therefore the turnout was disappointing. This is especially so since Dakshina Chitra is such a lovely place for sketching, offering a variety of opportunities. 

Today, when we had wound up our sketching session and were on our way to sharing our work with one another, we had a very pleasant bonus session. Gowthami, a visitor to Dakshina Chitra from Andhra Pradesh offered to sit for us and all of us jumped at the opportunity to do some impromptu portrait sketching. Jothi's portrait sketch of her was so good that she requested him to give it to her, which he did to her delight.

Totally focussed!

Gowthami, who sat for us.

Gowthami being sketched by Jothi.

Collected Works 1

Collected works 2 (A few members had done multiple sketches and hence this additional collected works post.)

Collected works 3 (A few members had done multiple sketches and hence this additional collected works post.)

Collected works 4 (A few members had done multiple sketches and hence this additional collected works post.)

Collected portrait sketches.

Gowthami with Jothi's sketch.

Unplanned portrait sketching session.

Portrait sketchers with their model

Sumitha's artwork being admired.

Jothi and Manavalan appreciating Sumitha's artwork.

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Francis...despite the blotting effect your sketch is vibrant and very attractive. The small clusters of people gives a lot of life to this scene. I also like the shadow of the tree on the ground.

You have been busy this Sunday! Another wonderful sketch!

Terrific effect.

I now surely think you should become an illustrator!

Wow Francis. Your style and selective rich colors are so beautiful. Kalakunga..

Francis, Your photographs are very, very nice. You have captured the flavour of the place and the day's activities very nicely.

  This was my first detailed sketch of the day- sat comfortably in a mandapam in the Kerala area

and found this lovely view of the Chettinad house- rear side. The suggested figure sitting near the pillar is really Francis sketching the rest of the street houses.Pen and water colour,

  Could not resist the cute round thatch roof of this house in A.Pradesh section.Carbon pencil- rapid sketch.

Another rapid sketch while we waited for the group to assemble..pen and carbon pencil.

  Gowthami was a visitor attracted by Jyothi's terrific sketching..she seems to have asked him if he will do her portrait.

She sat patiently- and let us all try our hand...of course picking the best- her original choice of artist!

A very enjoyable Sunday on the whole....

Nithya...Your pen and watercolour sketch is beautiful. You should do more of these.

I think you have drawn the thatch roof very nicely in the second one, and your sketch of Gowthami captures her pose, hairstyle, and some of her resemblance very well.

Nithya , you say 'rapid sketch' and are able to capture lot of details :) Very nice. I love the colours you use in your water colour works :)

Very nice sketches! Esp.. I like the Tamil Nadu street sketch for its scale and holiday  mood it evokes. 

Wonderful spontaneous works Nithya! 

Love the portrait since it depicts her mood very well and the leaves around her showing the ambiance. First one also very good. Your own set of gentle colors give a wonderful mood. 

Wonderful to know that all of you had a nice time there. The  sketches in the collected works & collected portraits are all very nice  . Of course Balaji's report and photographs took me to ' DC' for a short while :) 

Thank you Prabha. We missed you and Ashok very much. I hope both of you will be back next week.

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