Friday, August 6, 2010

Kitchen Still life sketch

The other day I sat down with my brush and watercolor pad and started going through my sketch book. I opened randomly and the first sketch that I came across was that of a still life done in kitchen. I decided to do that in watercolor. As I was feeling lazy I did not care to get up and pick up a pencil, just started directly with my brush.

As a result the shapes became too small for the paper. So I kept adding other things from my head around it till I filled up most of the paper.

Because of the monsoons there has hardly been good sunlight out here for last 2 weeks. So the picture did not come out so good. I generally take pictures with my point and shoot in the morning in direct sunlight. It gives me good results.

WC 'made up' sketch

Original pencil sketch

27 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

OK Prabal, it looks like you might have had a lot of fun painting this...am I right? It's full of life!

Michelle Smith said...

The sketch and the painting are both nice, Prabal.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Nice! I like how you've put 'Mallick' ulta in your sign :)

Sandra said...

Wow! This is SO amazing! I am in awe! I wish I was confident enough to work this way. I always feel as though I overwork my watercolours. I love both the sketch and the painting, they are both fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I like the amul taazaa even better now :D


Just noticed from the comments about the "ulta" mallick. nice touch ! :D

Sahu

Prabal said...

Carol,
You are right. I had a whole lotta fun painting this. I was free to do whatever and I did whatever.. :)

Michelle,
Thanks a ton.

Prabal said...

Sandra,

I am a little lazy. It works both ways. :) Anyways your paintings look very confident..

Ramesh and Sahu,
The signature was a nice touch indeed. Even I was trilled when I did that. :)

Vinayak said...

Wow man! Lovely still lives. Shall I csay so Mulickesque? :-)

Gary Keimig said...

I think you have something going there Prabal

Riya Rathore said...

very nice still life ...the Amul pack looks great .. and your new signature style is also cool ...

Art with Liz said...

This really works Prabal. I must say that I love the pencil sketch. What a great basis for the watercolour.

Prabal said...

Vinayak,
Thanks. You can surely say so.. Somewhere in the back of mind he is always there.. :)

Gary,
Thanks. I also thought so. :)

Prabal said...

Riya,
Thanks a lot. That signature style was just for this painting as all objects had reflections and I wanted a similar effect with the signature too. :)

Liz,
Thanks. Even I like the pencil sketch more. Esp the pan.

Sparrowhawk said...

good one Prabal.. simple daily use items have such beauty...I like the Amul milk carton the best!

Crystal Cook said...

Such fantastic work Prabal. I love those reflections, you have a great eye for a good design. And it looks like it was so fun! No pencil?? Impressive! Love seeing your work Prabal, both the paintings and the sketches :)

Veda Murthy said...

thats wonderful! personally i find still life very challenging. and to try them in watercolors is even more challenging!

Arti said...

Only if you had gotten up to get a pencil, we could have a masterpiece here!The sketch is very good, and your painting is awesome...only if the steel pan(with everything around it)was a little bigger, it could have stolen the show! My opinion, strictly:D

Prabal said...

Sparrowhawk,
Thank you very much.

Crystal,
It was a lot of fun indeed. Actually not using the pencil gave me that freedom (with imperfections of course) and I enjoyed that freedom.

Prabal said...

Veda,
What is still life for you is portraits for me.

Arti,
Yes, if the steel pan was bigger I would have had hero there. But then may be I would not have painted it with the freedom if I had used a pencil. Getting a little philosophical here. :)

Robin said...

The reflective capacity is amazing...I love the light feeling of this as well..!beautiful..!I also like the original sketch on the bottom

SKIZO said...

Fabulous
good
creations

Liana Yarckin said...

great sketch and painting! did you change your blog site? when i went to the regular one in my dashboard it told me to come here instead.

Sadia Hussain said...

Excellent pencil sketch Prabal! and as I've said before your color choice is always very soothing!
Wonderful!

Prabal said...

Robin and Skizo,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment for me.

Thanks Sadia.. You are very sweet. :)

Prabal said...

Liana,
I have not done anything to my blog site. Blogger sometimes behaves a bit strangely. But anywhere you finally could get here. So thats good. :)

r garriott said...

Very nice! It has such a light airy, feel to it. I think it's fun you were able to keep adding elements to it.

Taking photos of an artwork with a lot of white background can be challenging. But it's pretty easy to fix in Photoshop.

Prabal said...

R Garriott,
Thanks for the complement. And thanks for the suggestion too. I'll try and pick up a little photoshop.