Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Inktober Drawing #1 - Dust Bunnies



One of my dust bunnies is still asleep, but Inktober is here. One ink drawing a day this month.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Smartist - 5000 Words


I wrote 5000 words every day in August. Which is a new record for me. Three 1st drafts done.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Principles of Intuitive Design

IntuitiveDesign2aThe term 'intuitive' gets bandied around a lot in the context of user interface design, but what does it really mean and what are the principles of intuitive design?

To begin with, let us understand the meaning of intuitive. It is something that you do more or less automatically, without too much conscious effort. You aren't born with intuitive skills, you learn them. You may have learned how to perform a particular task by having being taught it, by watching someone do it, by reading how to do it, or by experiment, and once the process has been understood, you begin applying the knowledge in similar or different situations and the more you use it the less you have to think about how to use it. It becomes intuitive to you.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Illustration–The Writer

TheWriter1

I’ve been writing 2500 words everyday. I wake up while it is still dark and I write. Even if, on some days, the words are pure tosh, and I don’t know what I’m doing and where I’m going with the story, I write on and pat my own back for sticking to the schedule. I tell myself that it shows character to go on, and a part of me wants to know if a character heading for the edge of the cliff is the one I really want. I have finished five first drafts in this manner in the last three months  - trumpets! - and the idea of revisiting them for the rewriting is a bit – okay, a lot  - terrifying.  Right now, I just want to wallow in the self-congratulatory mode and not think of the steep uphill climb ahead.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Art–Upcoming Art Exhibition

ThreeFriends

I’ll be participating in a group exhibition with my Kalavishakar friends between 1-5 May 2014 at the Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh.

This isn’t one of the paintings I’ll be exhibiting, it’s just one that I’m currently working on.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Article - Types of Web Security Threats


Growth of Threats to Web Security
With an online presence becoming more and more of a necessity for individuals and companies, there has been a corresponding spike in security challenges threatening personal, business, and financial well-being. Scamsters gather where the richest and easiest pickings are to be found, and the web, with its widespread scope, is an excellent hunting ground. It is a flawed perception that only public personalities and large companies are at main risk; if you are on the web, you are a potential target, and you are likely to experience various web security threats, either in the form of links and attachments via email, instant messaging, and social media, or in the form of malware from infected websites.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Illustration Friday–Survival

TheGiantSquid

The Giant Squid came at us suddenly. It was very angry, as anyone would be, I expect, if you invaded their home under the guise of exploration. It was a lesson for us. The next time we went where no human has ever gone before, we made sure we didn’t undermine the existing inhabitants.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Self-portrait With Croton


I'm practicing in water-colors this week. This is a work-in-progress and in color. I switched to B/W to check if I'm getting the tonal values right.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Art–New Landscape Paintings

 

LandscapeSeriesSo I’ve started work on four new landscape paintings (24 by 24 inches, oil on canvas), and I’m very pleased with myself so far. In fact, I like the orange and blue contrast so much (yes, it’s orange and blue) that I’m wondering if I shouldn’t leave these as they are.

Meijin

Meijin, the canine critic, doesn’t care one way or the other. The only art he appreciates is of the culinary kind.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Illustration Friday–Exotic

Creature

Mind this, my dear sirs and ladies, exotic is a quality found in other people, other places. What we are, where we are, is too diffused with everyday ordinariness.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Photo of the Week–Owl Rescue

Owl1Owl2

Early this morning, as Barkya and I came out for our walk, a gathering of noisy crows drew my attention to an owl dangling from one of the top branches of the neem tree. It was quite horribly entangled in a kite string and I thought it was dead, but then it moved its head and blinked. I asked one of the neighbors to call the fire brigade and they came immediately in their truck and got the bird down. Everyone was quite relieved that it was still alive. They said they would take it to the forest department office for treatment.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Children’s Book Illustration–Color Rough for Alphabet Book

Alphabet-T

Rough illustration in pen and ink and water-color for a children’s alphabet book. This is, of course, for the letter T. The pencil rough for letter D can be seen here - http://blog.maysuninc.com/2013/09/alphabet-illustration.html

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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