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Chitra Santhe 2017
Forms are out and selling at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Date January 15, 2017
Fee: Rs 300/-
Last Date to submit forms with requisite attachments: November 30, 2017
Here are the Rules and Regulations:…Continue
Added by Soman Patnaik on October 25, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments
My apologies for not turning up more often. Priorities, distractions, excuses, etc...
Recently I treated myself to some wonderful magic on the Arabian Sea coast, namely, at the Sasawane village in Maharashtra's Raigad district (near Alibag). I stayed there for a fortnight, studying the amazing sculptures of the late Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar (1891 - 1967). He had reached the pinnacle of fame during his career, even though not many will…Continue
A very interesting story on Ranga today in The Hindu today.
Added by J L Anil Kumar on July 5, 2016 at 9:40am — No Comments
I am delighted to announce that the Archaeological Survey of India has responded to our query that was filed through the RTI, and has declared very clearly that
"No permission is required to sketch within the precincts of a monument if any person is NOT using appliances such as camera-stand, stool, chair, table, large drawing board or easel"
This is indeed a victory for our campaign, since this was clearly our intent, and clarifies to us that we NEED NOT get any…Continue
Added by Ganapathy Subramaniam (GS) on April 15, 2016 at 9:48pm — No Comments
The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes.…Continue
Added by Smitha Shivaswamy on March 8, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments
Sketching on location is a movement that is getting great momentum across the globe. It aids one to spend more time with the subjects of interest, and enjoy and relish at a deeper level.
In India, there is a law that prevents sketching at several locations of interest. Many places that come under the projection of Archaeological Survey of India prohibit sketching at the historical…
Dear friends, Our small attempt in Chennai inspired by Bengaluru's Chitra Santhe was a great success, with wonderful participation by around 80 artists and few thousand visitors. It included demonstrations and contests for children, enthusiastically participated. From 8AM to 8PM this wonderfully sprawling park came…Continue
Dear Friends, An art mart is planned to be held on February 7th 2016 in Chennai.
Inspired by Chithra Santhe, this is a mini attempt to connect art and art lovers in a public space.Continue
Came across this blog with some useful information on how we have been doing some things totally wrong, or with wrong methods, information, etc in this article titled - "Painting, You’re Doing It Wrong"
Added by Soman Patnaik on January 3, 2016 at 2:55am — No Comments
Please let me know if any Kolkata-based people would be interested. That's basically it.
Added by Ishita B. Mallik on December 7, 2015 at 5:15pm — No Comments
Here is a series of sketches, call them Urban sketching if you will, by Felix Scheinberger.
This is his website: …Continue
Added by J L Anil Kumar on October 11, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments
Please bear with my initial self-introduction. It is just a preamble:
I am an electronics Engineer by training. I have been a professional in that field with decent success.
I have been practicing the visual arts, drawing, sketching, watercolors and photography for several years now. I have been…Continue
Somebody, an artist or a gallery owner, asked me recently about taxes pertaining to art works, artists and art galleries. And it dawned upon me that its such a fuzzy topic in the minds of people of our community. Although I am not an authority on tax related matters, I stand in this interesting position of a person who has studied finance and is trying to establish himself as an artist. So here I am, trying to keep…Continue
Come, let's discover the Graphic Novel.
Ordinary comics, and their humble paneled imitations is a thing of the past. The new way of drawing comics is to break those boxy barriers…Continue
A concept oriented workshop on "Light and Shade" is going to be conducted from 10th to 14th June 2015.in Bangalore.
An eminent Kerala based artist Shri. Eby N. Joseph who has conducted single 45 solo shows across India has come forward to take this unique workshop. The venue for the workshop is "Gandhi Bhavan" near Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru.
Only, twenty-five participants are eligible to join for this workshop and…
Added by Sai Shyamala Ramanand on June 1, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Added by Asha Sudhaker Shenoy on April 2, 2015 at 8:32pm — No Comments
A long time project and the brain child of Sandeep Marwah to launch Asian School of Arts will see its grand opening during 3rd Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2015 informed Dr. A.K.Srivastava Director Asian School of Media Studies
Representatives of more than 25 countries of the World will see the launching of Asian School of Arts. Special undergraduate and master courses along with postgraduate diploma courses have been planned for the coming academic year.
Hope you are doing fine. One of my friends is looking for a digital caricature artist who can help in designing an invite for marriage... This output can be / will be used both for electronic and print media.
If there is someone interested, may i request them to call my friend Karthick @ +91 996 214 8960?
Added by Suka on January 23, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments
Finally I could manage a WIP and posting it here. This painting was done en plein air at some random place near Bhubaneswar on 21 Dec 2014.
To know the process please visit http://micheal-learns-to-paint.blogspot.in/2014/12/process.html…Continue