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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.
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.
Portrait sketchers with their model
Sumitha's artwork being admired.
Jothi and Manavalan appreciating Sumitha's artwork.