Din Toon
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Din Toon is attending George Supreeth's event

Weekend Jam at CKP, Bangalore at Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore

March 24, 2019 from 11:30am to 2pm
Hola Jammers! We are drawing at Chitrakala Parishath tomorrow.CKP hosts many arts and craft exhibitions throughout the year. You can choose to study nature, people,colorful stalls or the lovely old temple by the ficas tree.There is a great canteen at CKP with all the best south indian hits. Go on pack your tool kit and see you there!This week's announcement sketch is by Anil .See More
Mar 23
Din Toon is attending George Supreeth's event

Weekend Jam at NGMA at NGMA, Bangalore

December 30, 2018 from 11:30am to 2pm
We are drawing at NGMA this Sunday.This is our last jam of 2018, so its a special occassion. :)Its a good time to decide on your art goals for the new year and discuss with other jammers. Pack your sketching kits and join us at the National Gallery of modern art.Thanks to Swati Santani for the announcement imageSee More
Dec 29, 2018
Din Toon is attending George Supreeth's event

Weekend Jam at the Comic Con at KTPO Convention Centre, Whitefield

November 18, 2018 from 12:30pm to 5pm
This weekend we are jamming in and around the Bangalore Comic Con. This is a comic book convention, so expect to see a lot of people in the craziest costumes.There is an entry fee to get into the actual space. I think the tickets cost about Rs.500 each, if you'd like to draw inside. (Although its going to be pretty crowded).…See More
Nov 17, 2018
Din Toon is attending George Supreeth's event

Weekend Jam at Rangoli Metro, Bangalore at Rangoli Metro, Art Centre

November 11, 2018 from 11:30am to 2pm
We are drawing at the Rangoli metro art centre this Sunday!If this is your first time, Rangoli metro on M.G road - a space designed for those who love art and culture. Pack your sketchkit and join us for a Sunday afternoon of sketching.If you arrive early and find no one else around, its probably because jammers are spread out, drawing. We stay in touch with each other…See More
Nov 10, 2018
Din Toon is attending George Supreeth's event

Weekend Jam at NGMA at NGMA, Bangalore

November 4, 2018 from 11:30am to 2pm
We are drawing at NGMA this Sunday. Go ahead, pack your sketching kits and join us at the National Gallery of modern art.Thanks to Ranganath Krishnamani for the announcement image.See More
Nov 3, 2018
Din Toon is attending Smitha Shivaswamy's event

Weekend Jam @ Nrityagram on 30th at Nrityagram

September 30, 2018 from 8am to 4pm
We are sketching at Nrityagram on 30th September'18. Gear up for a lovely jamming session:)LOCATION DETAILS "Nrityagram is India's first modern Gurukul for Indian classical dances..set up by Odissi dancer Protima Gauri in 1990"The team at Nrityagram are a lovely group of people we are happy to meet every time we visit. Read more about Nrityagram here.If you would like to, please contribute your sketches to support the school. They will use…See More
Sep 24, 2018
Din Toon favorited Smitha Shivaswamy's event Weekend Jam @ Ranga Shankara
Aug 26, 2018
Din Toon is attending Smitha Shivaswamy's event

Weekend Jam @ Ranga Shankara at Ranga shankara

August 26, 2018 from 11am to 1pm
We are sketching at Ranga Shankara this Sunday! There is an organic gardening event at the grounds opposite ranga shankara for those of you who are interested. We can visit and sketch at this event "Oota from your Thota" as well.Please use the whats-app group to find and communicate with other jammers.Ranga Shankara: Please…See More
Aug 26, 2018
Din Toon is attending Smitha Shivaswamy's event

Weekend Jam @ Chitrakala Parishath at Chitrakala Parishath

August 19, 2018 from 10am to 1pm
We are drawing at Chitrakala Parishath tomorrow.CKP hosts many arts and craft exhibitions throughout the year. We get to choose from drawing nature, people,colorful stalls and the favorite temple within the banyan roots.We often round up at the canteen come lunch time and continue to draw as we are engrossed with discussions and some delicious Masala dosa!Go on pack your tool kit and see you there!See More
Aug 19, 2018
Din Toon favorited Smitha Shivaswamy's event Weekend Jam @ Mysuru Zoo
Jul 12, 2018
Din Toon is attending Smitha Shivaswamy's event

Weekend Jam @ Mysuru Zoo at Mysuru Zoo

July 15, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
We are drawing at the Mysuru Zoo this Sunday!Get ready to spend your time this weekend with furry creatures, well mostly! It's the perfect weather to explore the 157-acre zoo, go ahead and pack your weekend drawing kit :)ART MATERIALS TO CARRYEnsure you carry easy portable materialsA sketchbook that you can hold and sketch at ease while standingBring along an empty bottle for used paint water disposalThe portable chair may be a good ideaSee the map…See More
Jul 12, 2018
Din Toon commented on Manu Sosa Núñez's photo


"This is SO cool!! Welcome back, Manu! ^_^"
Jul 8, 2018
Din Toon favorited Manu Sosa Núñez's photo
Jul 8, 2018
Din Toon might attend George Supreeth's event

Weekend Jam at CKP, Bangalore at ChitraKala Parishad

June 3, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
This Sunday we are sketching at CKP. The Chitrakala Parishad is one of Bangalore's oldest Art institutions with a lovely campus. There are handloom and crafts fairs sometimes with a lot of people and colour. There is also a canteen in the CKP campus in case you want to indulge in some hot idlis and coffee.Come join us for an afternoon of sketching. See you all soon.Thanks to Anil for the announcement…See More
Jun 2, 2018
Din Toon favorited George Supreeth's page Learn
May 12, 2018
Din Toon commented on Smitha Shivaswamy's event Weekend jam @ 50th Friends of elephants event, Rangoli metro art
"Sounds great!  And looks like my elephantoon report of the our Bannerghata Jam should be ready by then. Will bring it along and add it to the toons which will be done at Rangoli ;D"
Apr 16, 2018

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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


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!!


“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! :-)



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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