Friday, April 2, 2010

Vidhan Soudha

This is the legislative assembly building of Karnataka situated here in Bangalore. Its called Vidhan Soudha in local language.

Vidhan Soudha, BangaloreTitle - Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore
Size - 15 inch x 20 inch
Medium - Watercolor on Paper


FitFoodieMegha said...

Buildings are a real challenge, especially for me. But you have done a great job that too with water color! I have one question that have you deliberately painted brown trees or actually they are?

Sujit Sudhi said...

Wow. Amazing amount of detail and the sky is fantastic. To me its a pretty complex subject and you have nailed it. Great job.

Prabal said...

Megha and Sujit,
It was a tough subject indeed. Had to keep the perspective and details tight. Though at some places it has still gone wrong.

I just did the painting using yellow and brown only.. The trees are actually green and the building is actually a very dull light gray.

gugun said...

this is great ! looks like a sepia tinted photograph .. u r getting very good in describing implied detail !

Can you try this out: instead of loading the photos directly onto the blog post, load them to, and then in the blog, at "upload pic", give the link. That way - you would save picassa space, plus display the pics bigger size . I would love to see these bigger size !!

Crystal Cook said...

That is impressive! Very nice job with such a complex subject :)

Prabal said...

Yeh implied detail kya hai bhai?? Anyways what you are suggesting can be done through picasa also right? Instead of photobucket??

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and leaving your comments. The subject was complicated for sure..

Art with Liz said...

This is absolutely beautiful Prabal - you've caught the majesty of this building perfectly. And as for those flowers - gorgeous! Can see you had fun with them.

(And yes, I am a total RCB supporter! I think Anil Kumble is the greatest!)

JRonson said...

Well what I love their designs is that fully conveys a culture that is somewhat apart from me, and I love it, is quite alien and exotic, some great inspiration:) good job

V. Deshmukh said...

Wow Prabal.. Lovely painting. Perfect drawing, great choice of colours and spot of aerial perspective. You must be proud of this one!

Prabal said...

Thanks Liz,
You must be having a blast now a days as RCB is almost through to the semis. :)

Thanks a lot. I am very happy that through my painting you are able to see a bit of our heritage.

I tried my best to do a good drawing. Later I realized there have been some errors in it. But anyway its not so noticeable. So in general happy with this one.

Sadia said...

Wow Prabal ,I love this one! The details you add to your paintings is incredible! and the monochromatic tones are beautiful!

Ajay Patil said...

lovely sky and good details. Problem with perspective. Wide angle photos have distortion on both left and right side. While painting same should be corrected. (look at the right hand pillers they look tilted

Prabal said...

Sadia and Ajay,
Thank you guys.

Such perspectives are difficult and I just hope I improve on the next one.

Prabha Narayanan Art said...

Love the limited palette and the watercolor effects! When i see this landmark next, I would recall your painting and would surely see it haloed thanks to you!

Kasturi said...

I think your competence lies in buildings and monuments! All of them are great..Buildings are really not easy to do and you seem to have mastered the art of making them real.Great work!..Kasturi