- Drawing is fun and inexpensive; it’s a great way to relax; and in my opinion, everyone can draw. If you know how to hold a pencil, you can draw.
- Cartooning is fun of a special kind, which requires you to have a special ability to be witty along with passable drawing skills.
- Portrait-making is simple but expensive – both in terms of time and supplies (especially, if you make oil portraits.)
- Caricaturing is further down the road of seriousness, because now you must start using your gray cells to figure out how to manipulate the features so that your caricatures look like the person you are caricaturing.
- Coding is a different world altogether. Here you work on an abstract plane where everything that you want to create must be converted into code or lines of a specific programming language that you and the computers can understand. Perhaps, it’s the most serious of all types of artistic endeavors.
On a given day, I oscillate from one to the other, to another, and then back. I spent the last three days on coding, and this is why I couldn’t make a post here. Today, I have about half-a-day to spare. I did a caricature of Salman Khan (in his Pilot getup for Bigg Boss 8, which is scheduled to start airing on September 21, 2014.)
I have also been playing with the idea of setting up a Gallery for my work, but it’s going to need time, and time is something that I am really short of, this month.
Among other things, I am really looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s 2-Day US visit in that starts on September 30. President Obama will be hosting him in the White House for two days, and if his Japan visit is anything to go by, this visit should be a happy and successful one.
While President Obama’s very Indian caricature is already on this blog, I must gear up to create Prime Minister Modi’s western Avatar soon.