Easy Sketches of Temples

Sketching and painting in a structured and planned way has various advantages. Therefore, I have started doing my artworks in that manner and have drawn a variety of sketches of 'Temples' which I am going to share with you in this post.

Sketch of a Unique Temple

This first work is the sketch of a peculiar temple which has its story as unique as its shape. After making a sketch of this temple from my house itself, I went to visit the temple a few days later because of the curiosity induced by the shape of this temple. I was pretty sure that it was a Hindu temple, but completely unaware about which God is worshiped there. I came to realize my ignorance when Sandra, senior artist whom I met at WetCanvas, asked me 'What God it houses?'

Although the temple was nearby my house and I used to go back and forth through the path of the temple for 3 academic years of my school life, I hadn't been inside the temple even once since the temple was facing the side opposite the road.

So, after realizing my ignorance, I purposefully went to visit the temple. Although I couldn't figure out the name of God, Hindus have many Gods by the way, I confirmed that it was a Hindu temple. The temple was quite huge and tall in its unique structure as seen from the front end.

Sketch of a Simple Hindu Temple

The second sketch must look quite familiar to those who have been to Hindu societies. However, it still has some peculiarities with its relatively flat (instead of slanted) roofs. I sketched this temple by making a reference to a photograph that I had taken in Phoolbari, Butwal when we had been there for a picnic.

Sketch of a Unique Temple

This temple is also from the same place in Butwal. It was also different from the normal temples as it was round in shape and had no walls.

I drew this temple from a roughly painted picture of Bhaktapur Durbar Square printed in the cover page of my sketchpad.

Sketch of a Common Hindu Temple

This last temple is the most common Hindu temple in its shape and structure. I drew it randomly without any specific reference and hence I didn't get the perspective right. This drawing of a typical Hindu temple has made me realize that I still need to practice more to sketch better.

Your comments and kind suggestions are warmly welcome.

Sketch, Painting and Colored Pencil Drawing of Palm Tree

Today I am going to share the arts of palm tree in three different mediums. The scene is the same but each work is done on a separate sheet of cartridge.

Sketch of Palm Tree

This is the sketch of palm done by using the graphite lead pencils of various tones such as 2B, 4B, and 6B. This is the first piece I have done among the arts I am sharing here because of the simplicity of sketching over using the colored mediums.

However, after doing the black and white version of the palm, I was intrigued to produce the same work using the colored pencils, and later watercolor.

Colored Pencil Drawing of Palm Tree

As mentioned, this is the colored pencil drawing of the same landscape above. However, I have changed the orientation of the drawing paper to focus more on the palm tree and remove all the clutters.

Watercolor Painting of Palm Tree

And finally, this is the watercolor painting of the palm landscape. I have however, cleared the houses and other elements in the background to simplify the painting.

All three works are done on a same sized paper, that is, 14 x 17.5 cm and all these works portray the same place.

An Imaginary Waterfall in Colored Pencil

The colored pencil medium is the most hassle free, comfortable and completely portable medium to color our drawings. I drew the landscape below out of my own imagination and then enhanced it using Photoshop to bring it into its present state and I think that it has turned out to be good.

Colored Pencil Drawing of Waterfall Landscape

Technical Details:
Size: 14 x 17.5 cm
Color Pencils: Nataraj Color Pencils

The original version (which I have posted below) isn't as attractive as this one. This is because of the loss of color while taking its photograph. However, that loss can be recovered to some extent and the image can be turned into a better one by using Photoshop. Here's the original (unedited) version of the same drawing above.

While composing this landscape I drew randomly without any planning or pencil outline. I even didn't imagine the image that I was going to end up with. This landscape resembles the waterfall I used to see in the hilly regions of my country during my childhood.

In the place I grew up, waterfalls were very common and you could see them falling down the hills in many places. Perhaps this drawing was shaped by one of those places.

Your comments and suggestions on my artworks are always welcome.

Watercolor Painting of House Landscape

My new paintings, which I am sharing with you in this post, in my opinion, have gotten better than most of my previous works in terms of watercolor use. The problems I used to encounter while using watercolors in the past have resolved to some extent after I learnt color-mixing and working in different layers. This taught me a good lesson to research about how to paint effectively and efficiently in the chosen medium prior to starting the real work.

Watercolor Painting of a House Landscape

I drew this painting in a 20 x 21 cm sheet of paper from a poster reference. The trees were a bit difficult but the mix of burnt sienna, prussian blue and yellow colors worked fine. I used red and blue colors to produce the purple walls and that too worked well. With this painting, I have got a lesson about how to purchase watercolor in the future. I am going to purchase only the basic and most useful colors. For example, I will not be buying green, purple and possibly black colors anymore. They can be barely used directly.

Rural House Landscape in Watercolor

This one is a more recent work, where I have painted the mountains, houses and trees. The traditional houses, as such, are found in the rural or the village areas of hilly region.

With these watercolor paintings, my confidence on using watercolor has risen significantly. I hope I will be more time efficient while using watercolors in my coming works.