A lady walking with her pup- Pencil sketch


This time I was just making a pencil sketch but later i decided to turn that out into an acrylic painting .

The most important thing you have to keep in mind is to draw very light with the least pressure on the pencil. This helps in keeping the window of erasing and modification open. For the first coating I have used .5 pencil.

Once the whole sketch is done , you can darken it. I have have used  8HB. FInally shade where its required and for this I have used. 6HB and HB.


Draw a kitten with me- Tutorial


It’s been quite a time posting something on a blog. While giving lessons to kids of different age, I realized that they have interest in learning to draw animals. It is actually not so easy to draw that especially when you are not looking at a picture and trying to copy that. But if you are able to find simple shapes in any animal like rectangles, circles , it becomes easy for you. And then you just have to modify them.

A bit of practice , it is easy to draw or paint anything.

The most important point which you have to keep in mind is to draw as light as possible. Do not put pressure on your pencil. It not only helps t

you to modify it further but also to give your sketch a neat look because when you erase  it leaves your sheet neat and clean.

On the contrary when you draw something dark its leaves an impression of what you have erased . So that is also a matter of practice to draw things light.

In the video below , I am showing you step by step process to draw a kitten which is playing with a ball.


A dark jungle


In this painting i have majorly used gesso: white and black . Other than that I have also used acrylic paints:

  • ultramarine blue
  • yellow ochre
  • lemon yellow
  • burnt umber
  • titanium white
  • vermillion
  • viridian
  • raw umber
  • mars black

Brushes used

  • Sponge brush
  • flat brush 3/4, 1/2
  • fan brush 4
  • palette knife
  • round brush

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Easy cartoon face drawing

We all want to paint but sometimes its difficult to understand where to start from because the difficulty lies in DRAWING.

So in this video learn to draw how to draw easy cartoon faces . Your kids will learn well from this and can use them in various kind of drawings.

Click on the link below to watch the tutorial.https://youtu.be/gmObQ4-9-2E

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Toy organizer/ Penniless craft


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Before marriage most of us had a room which was clean and very well organised. Then we marry and things change. But we still are able to keep our rooms organised. We face a pandemonium scene when we have kids because they have so many toys. Sometimes we walk in such a way as if we have land mines hiding under the carpet in the toys.

I have a room which supposed to be my son’s room but it looks like a toys’ room only, toys all around. I have big boxes and all but still I feel the need to buy more toy organizers. I am sure I’m not the only mother who feels like this. But how much money we can pour in to buy toy organizers. So instead of buy more and more storage boxes ,we can make them at home without spending any penny. Just do not throw away your Amazon or Walmart cartons

Things required-

  • 3 carton boxes of different sizes (Same sizes can be used too)
  • 3 paints ( I chose red, green and blue)
  • Sponge brush
  • glue
  • super glue
  • transparent plastic sheet

Lets begin –

  • First of all take three square cartons. I have taken cube shaped boxes.photo 511 14-31-13
  • Now cut 2 out of 4 flip covers. Make sure you don’t cut those 2 while closes the opening of the cartons. We want them to close the organizers’ front portion. Look at the picture below for your reference.photo 511 14-30-38
  • In the third step you have to paint the 3 sides(left ,right and upper) and the 2 flip covers. Color the three boxes in three different colors. Let them dry.

Optional- Instead of painting you can wrap the sides with gift wrapping sheets too. This will look fancy too. But three boxes in 3 different prints of gift wrapping sheets.

  • We need to make 3 arrow shaped pieces ( 15-20 cm long)which will help the door to be closed . paint them in green , red and blue. Make these arrows from the pieces you cut from the carton .
  • Now you need 6 rectangular pieces of transparent plastic ( 25 -30 cm long) which you can get from the toy box or any other toy. Toy boxes have this kind of sheet for displaying the toys inside the box. Take it out as we need it.


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Fold the plastic sheet for about 0.5 to 1 cm from the bottom. Now bring the top to folded area and stick to it with super glue. It will create a shape of a drop. Make it flat to paste it on the flip covers .



  • Paste the plastic loops on the flip covers .

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Stack the 3 colored boxes on each other . Biggest on the bottom and smallest on the top. Glue them properly keeping the hierarchy in mind and the back unpainted portion in one straight line .

  • Use the arrows to close the boxes’ mouth . Put the toys inside. photo 511 14-22-42Your organizer is ready for kids’ room without spending a single penny from your pocket. This organizer can also be used to keep something else too.                                 NOTE- Don’t keep anything too heavy


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A few link of my tutorials are given below. Click on them to watch.

Watermelon in Water colors –https://youtu.be/ox0VTOymaHs

Cherry Blossom painting- https://youtu.be/pOhFGG3k0HM

Morning Tea in Watercolors –https://youtu.be/0IZLnbcEkaM

The sailing boat-https://youtu.be/FbhfztRknrg

Draw and paint a rose in watercolor-https://youtu.be/vbO01kD18xI

The Moon at night in acrylics –https://youtu.be/vlvjHFJFDdo

A boat in a lake-Acrylic painting


The beauty of Nature is limitless. I, who love making portraits, have found interest in Nature paintings too when I first painted one of this kind. My horizons are opened. I feel I am not just not demonstrating or giving tutorials and lessons, rather I am learning every single day. I’m becoming more and more observant everyday.

My above painting is my latest Acrylic painting which I made to present someone who not only motivated me but also made me realize what I’m capable of.

This painting is dedicated to my friend Tanu Paliwal.

Paints used –

  • Crimson Red
  • Lamp black
  • Cobalt Black
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Orange
  • Titanium White
  • Sap Green
  • Nectarine
  • Dark yellow

Brushes used 

  • 3/8 Angle brush -Artist Loft
  • 1/8 Angle brush -(Daler Rowney)
  • 2 Flat brush-(Artist loft)
  • 6 Flat brush-(Daler Rowney)
  • 3/4 Flat brush -(Yangzhou China)
  • 0 Thin brush -(Artist Loft)
  • An old brush -( brand name erased)

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Ladder to success

20170820_143651When you grow, there are always a few who would try to trim you.

When you improve ,you would find a few counting your lacunae.

When you start becoming stronger , people will scare you for sure.

When you move on the right path, for many that chosen path would be wrong, you might be pulled back.

Never get bothered because there is always someone among many who would love to see you growing , improving and becoming strong. Catch a hold of him/her and continue you journey.

Rose never stops blooming because of Thorns been pricked.

Not everyone has the power to be a rose .

Bloom and spread your fragrance.

****Even the best people have haters.****

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