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Self-torture

“Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is unattainable in this life” – Joseph B Wirthlin

The only word that kept ringing in my head while I was doing this piece was “Self-torture – Why Am I doing this to myself” . I started painting in small drawing books so that I can do small projects and finish them quickly. And then I started this one, way back in May. Looks like a simple abstract one but the amount of detail that has gone into it, tested my patience to the core. I am still not fully happy with this but cannot go any longer. I guess Shiva cannot be attained that easily in life or on paper.

Just playing around with Photoshop

Durga

“..If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way” – Napolean Hill

Drawing in sketchbooks has never been my thing, when I start drawing or coloring, things just get out of proportion. But these days with my busy office schedule I don’t get the conviction enough to finish huge projects hence trying to teach myself to draw small. A drawing book which I can probably carry with myself as well. Wouldn’t that be nice !!!

Mandala 2

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

I think I went a little overboard with green and messed up with this one. It doesn’t look like one integrated piece … What do you say???

Mandala 1

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities” – Stephen Covey

With my new job and new challenges I am not able to take time out for painting. So I went looking for Van Gough in a box, not that I would endorse that idea very much but this is the best I could do in my current situation and came across this Manadala book – Coloring for Calm. So now a days I am trying to satisfy my artistic itch by filling in colors into the patterns hoping for peace and more free time.

I found this really a good way to meditate also as you have to stay very focused while filling in the finer details. So coloring away and hoping for peace of mind and time so that I can get back to my primitive ways of painting.

Untill then you gotta do what you gotta do!!!

Ganesha

Vakratunda Manakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha 

Nirvighnam Kurume Deva Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada

Ganesha

Ganesha

Oh god with curved trunk, large body whose aura is likes light of crores of sun

Please make my entire work obstacle free, forever.

Contemplation

“If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.” ~ Unknown
contemplation

contemplation

Print for sale on: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/contemplation-prasna-velcheru.html

original sketched

original sketched

 

My first wall art- work in progress

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This is in tribute to one of my favorite artist Bapu, who passed away today. His work was the inspiration for most of my early works.
Any comments/suggestions are welcome before this art becomes permanent on my wall.

Knight

 

 

Knight2 Knight1

 

“Knighthood lies above eternity; it doesn’t live off fame, but rather deeds.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

Hakuna matata

Timone

Found this on my hard drive. Those days I enjoyed making sketches of my favorite comic and animation characters.

Hope to retrieve some more ….. but for now ..

Hakuna Matata….. Hakuna Matata….. Hakuna Matata 🙂

Shabby Chic

Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels

Shiva Ganga

ShivaGanga

One of my early works… that I was and am so proud of.

Makes me sad, that I could not preserve it so all I have is this memory. Bless the technology.

Innocence

Innocence

Village life

VillageLife1

Village life

VillageLife2

Invincible

Invincible

Mysterious

Mysterious

Radha Krishna

RadhaKrishna

Sita Rama

SitaRama

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