The roots of nomadic pastoral shepherds can be traced as long back as 5000 years. Whereas common people always strive... Read More
The roots of nomadic pastoral shepherds can be traced as long back as 5000 years. Whereas common people always strive for stability in various aspects of life, the shepherds are exactly the opposite. The pastoral community rears the herds of sheep/ goats & move continuously from camp to camp in the semi-arid areas. Uncertainties & constant challenges are the only certainties of their life. No permanent home, no set routine, no fixed income. This life is fascinating to the extent of being frightening to commoners. However, the shepherds take it easy by adjusting their needs to the availabilities & remain happy in mountainous adversities by being in sync with their pets & with the nature.
The painting shows a Rajasthani nomadic Gadariya grazing the sheep. The grace of his turban, mustache & stick only point to his tenacity. His mere presence assures the sheep of security & safety.
My Digital Graphics (Paintings): I draw my paintings by hand on Tablet computer using the Photoshop tools & effects. Each & every dot & line is manually drawn using the Art Pens & software brushes. This is drawn in a very similar fashion as the water-colour paintings are drawn with brush on paper. The effects are same as those in water colour or better. The painting is done in many layers. This helps editing & updating during the course of completion. Once merged, the final picture emerges. The versatility & effectiveness of the Photoshop software can be used to the fullest. The actual paintings are high resolution graphics & can be displayed by showing on a Monitor / Screen, Actual Prints on Large Format printers on fine art media or by projecting on a screen.