Jay Varma
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Drawing a Portrait

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 9:30am 11 Comments

This drawing is of a different technique than the portrait of “Meghna”. Here I’ve started the drawing by first outlining the two faces. Erasers can be used but I try not to be too heavy handed with it. Then I start the layering of the different planes of the face, keeping in mind “form shadows” and “cast shadows”. Cast shadows are created when light is blocked by the…



Posted on April 2, 2012 at 10:16am 17 Comments

Here are a series of pictures at different stages of finish. The first picture shows the initial stage where the paper is toned using graphite powder and the drawing starts to take shape. In this type of drawing, I try to use erasers as little as I can. Although I do use a kneaded eraser to emphasize highlights, all of the lighter planes are made using either soft paper tissue, cotton cloth or chamois leather cloth.…


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At 7:46pm on November 1, 2012, Richa said…

Hi Jay.

Many many happy returns for the day. May God shower his choicest blessings on you and may your talent blossom and spread its fragrance across the world with time :)

At 5:03pm on November 1, 2012, Sriguru Aithal said…

Happy birthday..! :) Hope you have a great year ahead and do continue to inspire fellow jammers with your breathtaking work..! :) 

At 8:37pm on March 29, 2012, Prosenjit Roy said…
Thanks Jay! The admiration is definitely mutual :)
At 12:49am on March 27, 2012, Soman Patnaik said…

Wait a minute.... Are you the great grandson of "THE RAJA RAVI VARMA"... Sirjee! Thats some serious lineage you have got... your genes are worth worshiping, for people like us (me at least!) ... I am one fan and follower of realism... and I think I just found my guru here... If u deem me fit enough... will u let me interact and learn from you... It will be an honour and moment of a lifetime..

What can I do to meet you...

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