Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Feature in Paradise of Paper Art

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well! I am happy to share with y'all this nice pink book filled with paper craft- Paradise of Paper Art. Many of my paper illustrations got featured in it.


I haven't received the copy of the book yet, but looks nice, isn't it! And I am so happy to be featured alongside some of my favorite crafts people! Yay! I think the book design started towards the end of 2013. So my recent works are not included but here's hoping that this brings in more interesting future collaborations!

Hemali

Monday, March 14, 2016

Portraits

Portrait studies in Patrick Byrne and Katie Engberg's class at GCA:
Puyee
Graphite on paper

Kyler
Graphite on paper

The drawing below is from the Friday evening sketch sessions.  It was a quicky where I tried to apply what I learnt from the portrait class. The Bargue drawings have been very helpful too. And it is also very encouraging to be drawing alongside wonderful, talented people.. Happy to have made some nice memories.

And here is my first portrait sculpture in clay! It was so much fun! Thanks to Charlie for letting me sculpt and being such a good teacher! I really like sculpting. And it is important too, as one tends to understand the volumes- placement and form of bone structure and muscles attached to them. How the skin behaves to show the underlying structure.. There's no hiding.. At the end you definitely feel that you learnt a lot. 

I also did one full figure sculpture.. Here's the link to the video on instagram:

hemali

Cast drawings and sculptures

Drawing of ear cast:

Sculpting of ear cast in clay:

Mouth cast in clay:

Unfinished drawing of mouth that will stay unfinished:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cast drawing and sculpting

Study of the features:

Cast sculpting:

Cast drawing:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ebullience 2015: Photos from the show

Im really thankful to everyone who came. I always thought that I would exhibit paintings at some point. But this was decided too hastily.. I had booked the dates at the gallery about two months in advance. Had some drawings from the past, a couple of oil paintings, many illustrations. And getting everything framed was a big task. About 90 works. But I am glad, that it happened.. Ofcourse with the help of my family and friends. My brothers Hitesh and Viral did the content writing and printing. Rohit and Abhilash took care of the designing. 

There are so many things I knew that I could have improved on had I spent more time or learnt more.. But I am glad that I took the dates to exhibit. Learning will take the whole life but the love and support of everyone who came, made everything so special. It is like fuel to help me continue my art education. Many of my book illustrations, portrait studies, paintings, paper models and clay illustrations were on display. It was more like a journey, The works created at every stage, while switching from computer science to animation and then to fine art, like a collection of learnings, improvement in the past five-six years. 

Artist Centre Gallery, Kalaghoda: Wall with all the drawings
Artist Centre Gallery, Kalaghoda


Artist Centre Gallery, Kalaghoda
Artist Centre Gallery, Kalaghoda
Storybook illustrations

My uncle and my mom's uncle came early, while we were still setting up everything.
Lighting the lamp. On my right are my parents.




With my nephew Diyansh in front of his painting.








People loved the clay work.. Most of them were so happy to see this wall filled with illustrations from the story books.. it reminded them of their childhood.





Now that I am looking at the pictures, it makes me very happy and it feels so special. My family has been the greatest support throughout. Thank you everyone. It would not have been complete without the presence of people who came. Thank you for coming and encouraging.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

First solo art show!

Ta-da!
Yes, Im having an art exhibition 10-16 August at Artist Centre Gallery, Kalaghoda.