WDC @ Bannerghatta National Park Oct 20th'13

Hurray! We met our other companions of life today :D Yes! Hippo's, Pelicans, Peacocks, Cockatoo's , Big cats and more ! We had a lovely time taking this journey, here are few pictures to summarize the fun. Sketches will be up soon! 

3275206600?profile=originalWe started with the all famous dosa :)

3275206859?profile=originalThe Discussions begin!

3275207458?profile=originalWe all had to step into this water before entering, some kind of antiseptic to kill germs we could take in. 

3275207582?profile=originalThe stars :P

3275207973?profile=originalAnd the companions :)

3275208218?profile=originalThe Pelikans : This felt like old people having a group discussion.

3275208264?profile=originalDrawing this is a challenge! I know Amit thinks it's a piece of cake!

3275208377?profile=originalThis guy was out there , luckily not many people stopped by to stare at him !

3275208399?profile=originalWe took a short tea break, George documenting Amit's amazing gestures!

3275208476?profile=originalDintoons's awesome point of view :D 

3275208570?profile=originalNandita's brilliant pen and watercolour works - Phew hat's off! she actually got those colors out :)

3275208551?profile=originalNone could stop sketching during the break!

3275208498?profile=originalWent back for round two..


Before heading out, we met again and exchanged notes and sketches.


Then it was time for lunch at 2:30 


Got some profiles during lunch, Dayal, Nandita, Mohan and Nandita Saha :)


Yes, a sneak peak to our sketches....

3275208740?profile=originalNirupam and george you missed the group pic :(

Anyway, Thanks all! For a great day. I dint upload many animal images, trust me the sketches everyone did captured more! So go ahead and post them :)

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    • Wow, these sketches are really dynamic and full of energy :o

      Tis' amazing how your lines flow in and out. Pretty smooth :D

    • Thank you Abhishek. I could do with more practice.

  • OMG! Lovely sketches Dinesh.. that is a whole lot of sketches! (Smitha thinks : I must rob that book next time)

    Nandita - how did you get such upclose shots of the leopard.. i tried but failed miserably :( many of your images dont have the cage..did you cross the human cage border? 

    @abhishek - nice to see the sketches up here :) For your first ever live sketching, great works! The hippo and the snake are well captured gestures.

    @ Mohan - Lovely work esp the deer! i did not reach the deer this time - few too many breaks or perhaps juggling camera and sketching needs more time :P

    • Haha, thanks Smitha! And great to see your sketches after a looong time :D Did that hippo really try crossing the wall?? Superb ostrich, as are the macaws. Tempted to do a toony version of that owl :)

    • Thanks Din :) Hehe.. that owl was actually opening one eye to check if there are too many people and was going back to sleep. It looked so cute with the one eye open! A toon of that will be great!  Hippo was not crossing - with such a heavy body guess it helped balancing the weight. :P

    • Here you go   O,--


    • :)

  • The Drawing Tool-kit : I bundle a few newsprint for quick gestures, this time I carried it for the jam and clipped it to my sketchbook for easy access. I used only 6b & 8b steadler pencil. I was lugging my big camera and found myself tangled up with bag handles often! But the camera proved useful :)


    Here are few sketches,in order of my exploration :) Very rough and dirty gestures !



    Then I moved to use only the 6B pencil, as I realized the contours were a bit too dark.







    • Smitha, all your sketches really capture the animals and birds, the gestures very well.  Loved the Ostrich study - you guys were there for a while.  The hippos too are great.  They were in the tank when I reached there.

    • wonderful sketches smitha..ostrich come out very well, happy to see ur works after long time as dinesh said..

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