A Woman

I dare not describe what women are, my vocabulary falls terribly short of worthy words! So, here are few of my most favourite quotes of all time:

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes because that’s the doorway to her heart, the place where LOVE resides.

Audrey Hepburn

I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa

Extremists have shown what frightens them most: A girl with a book.

Malala Yousafzai

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

Oprah Winfrey

Women are meant to be loved, not understood.

Oscar Wilde

Don’t let anyone tell you, you’re weak because you’re a woman.

Mary Kom

A charming woman does not follow the crowd, she is herself.

Loretta Young

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.

Rudyard Kipling

One is not born, but rather becomes a woman.

Simone de Beauvoir

And, the last but not the least, an anonymous quote:

Every man needs a woman when life is a mess, because just like the game of chess – the queen protects the king

Happy women’s day to all the women in the world!

Courtesy: [Wikipedia]


Depth (3D)

Depth (3D)

Playing around 3D art is so much fun! I tried it for the first time and already finding it awesome.

Below is a picture of the same artwork taken from the top. To manipulate the perspective and bring out the 3D effect, the above shot was taken by placing the camera towards the below end of the original work at a rising angle.

Original drawing of the 3D art

The original drawing is done on an A4 size sheet with simple red and black ink (Staedtler). Yes, the work is a bit tedious and takes countless adjustments (especially, if you are doing without standard measuring tools that professional 3D artists use). But the end result is so much satisfactory! There are few simple tricks which, if you can master, will help you realize the 3D effect you have in your mind more easily. One of them is adding a shadow depending on where you want to place your source of light. For this particular case, applying a gradual dark shade towards the pit of the well makes the depth come out even more. If time permits, I plan to write few more articles on 3D art.

Occasionally, adding a simple real-life subject (e.g. a pen or pencil) can increase the 3D effect dramatically.

Artwork with an actual subject

I hope much more are waiting to come !!



Are you watching closely?

The Empty Swing


The Empty Swing

I wait for her to come and play


I spread my arms to cover her from the sun

To watch her having fun…

I tell wind to gently pass and make no hustle for a while

So that she could smile…

I tell my leaves to moist the air

As she rolls down her hair…

I tell the grass to be gentle on her feet

As she climbs the swing to sit…

And as she sways swiftly underneath my shadow, her legs stretched facing the hill

I cautiously hold on to the ropes and keep vigil…

And when she asks “How are you?”, and plays me as her confidante

I just want to hold her in my arms; alas, I can’t…

Now she does not come to see her friend anymore, years have gone

I stand here alone…

I keep looking down the valley to hear the bell

She used to come riding her bicycle…

But, In my heart I know, I will see her again before I go

Though the cold bites harder now when there is snow…

Let the seasons pass by, the fall and the winter, the summer and the spring

Till then, I will hold on to the empty swing…





Game of Life

14 Game Of Life

The game is always on…