Tag Archive: drawing

Dream Girls, with Indian and Persian roots.

Currently for Sale at anitachowdry.com/shop Inspired by Rajput Master Bannu, I painted this lavish vision over 2007 and 2008. My style and spheres of interest have changed since that time, because being an… Continue reading

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Painting Indian Style

Learning from Bannu in the 1990s provided me with a great deal of insight when looking at historical paintings in museum collections, both in terms of how they were painted, and the pigments… Continue reading

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My Story: Learning Painting from a Rajput Master

Back in the 1990s, I had the privilege of being able to watch and learn from an hereditary master painter in Jaipur. The late Ved Pal Sharma, known as Bannu, was unique, in… Continue reading

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Machines of the Mind: Leonardo da Vinci at the Science Museum, London

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius is a temporary touring exhibition currently showing at the Science Museum, London, open daily until 4 September 2016. It inspires multiple visits. There is so much… Continue reading

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A review of Central Saint Martin’s Degree Show One 2014

It is the season of degree shows, and Central Saint Martin’s Show One, featuring students graduating from the Fine Art courses, is currently open to the public until the 27th May.  Having graduated… Continue reading

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Metalwork Sculpture by David Stewart

Known by many students and alumni from Central Saint Martin’s college of Art & Design, David Stewart is an inspirational senior technician, artist and teacher of large-scale metalwork. His current exhibition  Melancholia at… Continue reading

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Meditations on the Mandelbrot Set

I am posting this drawing, which I did a while ago, in response to John Baez’s recent post “Rolling Circles”  on his Azimuth blog: http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/rolling-circles-and-balls-part-1/ I really enjoyed reading the discussion, the diagrams,… Continue reading

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Getting started with Silverpoint Drawing

This  silverpoint drawing  is by Leonardo da Vinci,  in the British Museum collection. It is called ‘Bust of a warrior in profile’ , dated 1475-80, © The Trustees of the British Museum. It… Continue reading

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Still Life Drawing

We have now developed a vibrant community of interesting and talented individuals around the weekly drawing classes at the studio, composed mainly of professionals from creative industries or academia. Regular attendance is never… Continue reading

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Shopping for a Basic Tool Kit for Drawing

With my Master Classes in Fine Drawing  underway at the studio, I thought it would be useful post a list of basic materials that we use, and the best suppliers local to Bloomsbury.… Continue reading

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