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Draw kittens in Bangalore this weekend at Atta Galata, Koramangala, Bangalore

August 20, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm
This weekend we are sketching at the Bangalore Cat adoption drive (cats too) hosted by the Bangalore Cat Squad.As you can expect there are going to be a lot of cats and people to sketch, so you may want to bring along sketch material that allows you to move about quickly and capture gestures.Please note that the event starts at 12 pm, a little later than most jams. See More
Friday
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Weekend Jam at Seva Sadan Hall in Bangalore at Seva Sadan

August 13, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
Hola!This Sunday we are sketching at the Seva Sadan Hall in Malleshwaram. We have been invited to attend an Indian Classical Music concert by Dinesh, a long time jammer who is a student at the Hamsanasam academy of Music - the folk who will be performing at the venue.The venue may not allow for watercolours or paint media, so bring along a sketchbook and dry media like pens, pencils or pastels. We are likely going to be sketching musicians and patrons attending the event, so get your gesture…See More
Aug 12
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Jul 21
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Weekend jam @ NGMA at NGMA

July 23, 2017 from 11am to 2pm
We are drawing at the National Gallery of Modern Arts, this Sunday.If this is your first time at a weekend jam, don't miss the exhibits and displays within the gallery. Regular jammer's settle in the garden or even the dining area to draw while munching on some snacks from the gallery canteen.Go ahead and pack your sketching tool bag for the weekend! If you find yourself to be the first to arrive, find a space you'd like to draw and start drawing :)-We can draw within the gallery only with…See More
Jul 21
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Jul 7
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Jul 7
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Weekend Jam at an Old World Bangalore Bungalow at Victoria Layout

July 9, 2017 from 11am to 3pm
This weekend we are drawing an old bungalow that has reached the end of its tenure. The owners of the bungalow saw us jamming and asked if we can draw there before it is torn down. This is such a tender request that we can hardly say no.So grab your sketchbooks and get set to draw old world architecture this Sunday.  We also have a special request for all Jammers. Could you please present your finest drawing of the day to the owners of the Bungalow at the end of the jam session? This will be a…See More
Jul 7
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Weekend jam @ Indiragandhi Musical Fountain Park at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

July 2, 2017 from 10am to 1pm
We are drawing at the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park this Sunday!It's a great park with lots of trees, sculptures, Indian military equipment and a whole lot of space! A perfect location for a quiet sketching session on a Sunday morning!Join us and with your sketchbooks :)Thanks to Dhurba for the announcement image.See More
Jun 30
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Weekend jam @ Mysore at Mysore

June 25, 2017 from 10am to 2pm
We are jamming at Mysore this weekend :DWe will be meeting up at the New Statue Square, as seen in the announcement image, between 10:00 and 10:30 am. Ask the auto to take you to the New Statue Square at Chamaraj circle.We will spread out from there and meet back during lunch or we can move together to jam at any of the locations you see in the hand drawn map below.…See More
Jun 21
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Weekend Jam at Venkatappa Art Gallery Canteen, Bangalore at Venkatappa Art Gallery Canteen

June 18, 2017 from 11am to 2pm
Prep that sketch kit! This weekend we are drawing at the Venkatappa Art GGallery canteen. It promises to be a beautiful day, so break out those watercolours.We also plan to discuss our upcoming jam in Mysore as well, so all aboard!Thanks to Nilesh for the lovely announcement image.See More
Jun 16
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WDC at Cubbon Park - The statue of Chamarajendra Wodeyar at Cubbon Park

June 4, 2017 from 11am to 2pm
On Sunday we are drawing in Cubbon Park, specifically - at the statue of Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar.It promises to be a beautiful day, so bring along your watercolour or acrylics kit. This area is perfect for watercolour landscapes. It's also on one of Cubbon park's busier pathways, so you get to practice your people drawing skills as well.The nearest canteen is a few minutes away, so remember to carry some drinking water with you.  How to get to the venue:Get to venkatappa museum, and…See More
Jun 3
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May 7
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Weekend jam @ NGMA at NGMA

May 7, 2017 from 10am to 2pm
We are drawing at the National Gallery of Modern Arts, this Sunday.If this is your first time at a weekend jam, don't miss the exhibits and displays within the gallery. Regular jammer's settle in the garden or even the dining area to draw while munching on some snacks from the gallery canteen.Go ahead and pack your sketching tool bag for the weekend! If you find yourself to be the first to arrive, find a space you'd like to draw and start drawing :)-We can draw within the gallery only with…See More
May 7
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On Drawing:

“From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the the age of 70 is not worth bothering with.

At 75 I’ll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects.

When I am 80 you will see real progress.

At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself.

At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist.

At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age.

I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign myself ‘The Old Man Mad About Drawing.”

- Hokusai Katsushika

Drawing never dies. It holds on by the skin of its teeth, because the hunger it satisfies.. the desire for an active, investigative, manually vivid relation with the things we see and yearn to know about.. is apparently immortal.
- Robert Hughes


What do drawings mean to me? I really don't know. The activity absorbs me. I forget everything else in a way that I don't think happens with any other activity.
- John Berger


A pencil is quiet, clean, odorless, inexpensive, and lightweight. I can slip it in my pocket and take it with me everywhere - my secret friend.
- Sherry Camby


Drawing is putting a line around an idea.
- Henri Matisse


Draw, as much and as often as you can. When drawing lies fallow, the skill diminishes.
- Gene Black


Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world.
- Frederick Franck


We should talk less and draw more. Personally I would like to renounce speech altogether, and like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say in sketches.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Drawing is the simplest way of establishing a picture vocabulary because it is an instant, personal declaration of what is important and what is not.
- Betty Goodwin


My contribution to the world is my ability to draw... Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.
- Keith Haring


You never outgrow drawing. It's so fundamental to everything...
- Debra Groesser


The next phase will be to draw, draw, and draw again, until somehow the alchemy happens. That's when I've so internalized the gesture and feel of the relationship, I will no longer need to work from my photos and will be able to freely imagine and play with all the elements to convey the spirit of what I'm after.
- Margot Hattingh


Realize that a drawing is not a copy. It is a construction in very different materials. A drawing is an invention.
- Robert Henri


Drawing is one of the best ways to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us.
- Elsha Leventis


Drawing keeps the eye fresh, the mind alive, and intuition nimble.
- Timothy Nero


My drawings inspire and are not to be defined. They determine nothing. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous world of the undetermined. They are a kind of metaphor.
- Odilon Redon


If you can't draw something, just draw it.
- Dieter Rot


I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended, continuing and perfecting childhood drawing – without the traditional interruption of academic training.
- Saul Steinberg

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Quotes from Pascal Campion, Master Illustrator-Animator:

If you do want to get better, if you really want to find your own style, and start having fun with your art, it is all about actually DRAWING! And drawing in your sketchbook, everyday, is really the first step you need to do.

The second one is SHOW YOUR SKETCHES! I know it's scary to show your personal work because, in a way, you feel like you are exposing yourself to people, and the fear of judgment is a terrible feeling. But you'll be surprised to find out that people will react favorably, and will give you feedback that you NEED to grow as a artist.

Additionally, the more you draw and the more you share your work, the more you will inspire your peers and people around you, and the more motivated you'll get.

Lastly....art and talent is not a gift from god. I don't subscribe at all to this point of view. The art of drawing is purely mechanical. The more you practice, the better you get. There's no secret involved, no formulas, no crutch. If you want to become an artist...DRAW! Don't look for formulas and shortcuts.

And enjoy your life, have tons of experiences, and draw from them to create your own art.

Finally, LOVE what you do. Have fun doing it. Remember why you like art...if it's for the stories, the emotions, or just the technical aspect of it.. always remember what you like and go for it.

It's too easy to get lost by learning all these different techniques and tricks. You're only going to use a few anyhow to do what you want to do, and chances are, you'll have to create them yourself in order to accomplish YOUR vision.

Don't wait for someone to give you the go ahead to do something. Just do it. I know it's cliché, but I've met so many great artist that never do anything else BUT the work they are commissioned to do because they feel like they are not giving the right opportunity. I don't believe anybody is ever going to give it to you, you just have to go and do it If you want to do a short film, make the time for it, if you want to do a graphic novel, take the time to do it.

The sooner, the better!!

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“The beauty of being able to draw, or paint, from an early age is that you never feel trapped, least of all by your immediate circumstances.”
–Bill Blass

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At 1:03pm on July 3, 2012, Nandita P. said…

Dinesh, Thanx for insisting I put something up, - getting to learn the workings of the penciljammers website.  Each time I go deeper into another layer I see and learn more. Checked out your slideshow, but the best one's are from the Valley school.

At 6:56pm on February 29, 2012, Preethi Sharma said…

Thx Dinesh! Finally on PencilJam. Good to see you too :)

At 1:05pm on December 19, 2011, Donna M Partha said…

Thanks a lot Dinesh for ur wishes!! :D:D:D

At 2:16pm on November 3, 2011, JAYAPRAKASH P V said…

thanks fr the comments dinesh...

 

At 8:06pm on October 19, 2011, kheinz68 said…
Dinesh..Happy Birthday my friend..I hope you have many blessings!
At 7:44pm on June 4, 2011, J L Anil Kumar said…

Please do come tomorrow! :-)

CU

 

At 3:46pm on May 9, 2011, Shwetha R N said…
thank you :) ...was checking out your cartoons...they r awesome!!
At 1:12pm on April 1, 2011, Prabha Mallya said…
yep. try today's drawing assignment :)
At 12:47pm on April 1, 2011, Prabha Mallya said…
bring some post-it notes this sunday :)
At 4:06pm on March 14, 2011, Lina Krishnan said…
Good to get back to the basics of life, like discussing pencil leads!

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