Steadtler 8B on paper
8X9 inches
Rapid & loose sketch self-portrait from a pic, and some imagination and experimentization.

"Sometimes, what you see is not what a person really would be holding inside... Sometimes, behind that open, smiling face lives a man caged and wanting to break away... sometimes, you don't want anyone to know what you are going through... perhaps because, no one seems worthy or sensible enough to know, let alone understand the 'real you'.

Sometimes you prefer to walk in the rain for months, so that no one sees your tears, when you smile at random people who pass by...some offer their umbrella... and you decline, because the umbrella cannot stop the rains pouring inside...

Do you feel like this... sometimes...?"

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Comment by Soman Patnaik on May 4, 2013 at 5:21pm

Thank you Kalpana!

Comment by Kalpana on April 3, 2013 at 5:55pm

Gud work.. keep going. :)

Comment by Soman Patnaik on March 30, 2013 at 1:18am

Thank you Sarat!

Comment by sarat chandra on March 28, 2013 at 1:16am

very nice soman jii ....u r smile also 

Comment by Soman Patnaik on March 25, 2013 at 6:26pm

Thank you Hital, Sakre and Dhruba...

@Sakre jee: Well... what can I say... You yourself are so amazing portrait artist... a comliment like this from you...is... so humbling!

@Dhruba: :) You know a bit of me by now... thanks for listening o my boring stuff all the time :)

Comment by dhruba mazumder on March 24, 2013 at 4:57pm

very nice one Soman and great expressive words. the hardship of being a true artist inside, always hard for others to understand :)!

Comment by Sakre Arts on March 24, 2013 at 8:31am
Hi Soman, what to say. From day 1 I saw Ur portrait, I am just speechless. The way U draw the portrait its encouraging
other artist just simply to try likewise.
Any how congrartulation, and keep going........ inspiring to other artist.
Take Care
Comment by HitalKumar Patel on March 23, 2013 at 4:52pm

nice done soman ji :)

Comment by Soman Patnaik on March 22, 2013 at 11:33pm

Thank you Merene and Beejon!

@Beejon: Thank s for the wishes, man! Happy Holi to you too!!!

Comment by Beejon Sahu on March 22, 2013 at 8:42pm

Soman, another new talent ( Writing ) discovered lately from your side. I have always noticed a philosophical/Literary

writing beside every peice of yours and Dhruba artwork. And now the true COLORS' have come out profusely..Wishing you Happy HOLI !!! in advance. Keep writing my bro :) becoz we all love to read all your short artistic stories.

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