Hello, June !

Can you believe it.. its June, already ? ! Its been so hot lately, that I’m thinking its time to head to the beach . My daughter liked this sketch and she’s named the girl June. So here’s June ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hello, June ! (www.artbylaksh.wordpress.com)

I live at least 4 hours away from the nearest beach here in Virginia . If I had been in Sydney, not being at the beach was not an option on hot days , since it was just 40 minutes away.

I got swept away into swirls of doodles over the weekend. This would look great as a mural, don’t you think ?

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Swirly (www.artbylaksh.wordpress.com)
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www.artbylaksh.wordpress.com

Happy Monday !

Cheers,

Laksh

Post Memorial day

I’ve been incognito .. and I have no excuse. But here’s a bunch of stuff I did over the last 9 days. I got caught up with the gorgeous gowns at the Cannes Festival . I couldn’t help but illustrate Aishwarya Rai’s gown by Elie Saab. Quite the mermaid look, don’t you think ?

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Florals for my watercolor practice …

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Working on this spread to create a pattern and its emerging.

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Cocktails for Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thankfully, I was back to normal on Monday – armed and dangerous ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Today has been a slow day … I hope to pick it up and create more soon.

Hope you had a good Memorial day weekend ย !

Cheers,

Laksh

Catching up

Here’s a bunch of stuff that I didn’t post over last week . A few weeks ago, I was in Canada. More on that later.. I think it deserves its own post.

But below are in progress shots of an illustration of the hop-on hop-off bus that we toured Toronto in.

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This past week, I seemed to be lost in my travels. Fuchsia all the way from New Zealand , when we visited in 2011. ย It must be the travel bug or I was looking for inspiration.

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Cupcake illustration of a cupcake that I devoured from Prarie Girl Bakery, on King Street in Toronto , because , well, I like cupcakes. I also like drawing them, obviously.

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Some florals over the weekend.

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And of course .. here’s to a good strong start to your Monday !ย 

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Laksh

Constantly evolving style

Every artist has their own style – one that keeps evolving. Mine has too. I always painted as a kid . Didn’t really have a preference then. After college, I took up oil painting. A few years ago , I was all about acrylic paints. Then I started to do a mix of acrylic and pen and then scanning it into photoshop/illustrator to play with it on the computer. I would like to do that again.

Lately, I am enjoying watercolors and pen. What makes me most happy is when I can combine the two . Its fun to let the watercolors do their own thing and then I can go in draw in lines, shades, doodles that I can control. What do I like to draw ? A lot of stuff. I tend to sketch and then want to go in a fill in with patterns, images , doodles. That seems to really be my thing .

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Wake Cup – Inspired by my sleep t-shirt which says exactly that . I am like this many mornings if I have not worked out or had my cuppa !

What do you think is your style ? Has it evolved, changed ? Have you tried something that you’ve sworn off of only to discover that its actually the coolest thing ever ?

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Lakshmi

Happy Mother’s day

Some more watercolors ..and I can’t stop reaching for purple . I need an intervention .

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Here’s to a ‘berry’ sweet weekend … I couldn’t help it .

You should know , that I will do cupcake related art as well – in addition to my coffee related art . There might be an addiction to both. I am working on it. The art , that is, not the addiction .

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Finally wishing all the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day ! I have two kids of my own , and I got plenty of love today ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cheers,

Laksh

Obsessed with purple, yellow and blue combinations

For some reason , purple, yellow and blue seem to be the colors of choice on my palette . Proof is in the pudding .. or the the watercolor paintings/ illustration in my case.

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I should also mention I tend to draw a lot of coffee related art , illustrations with coffee quotes/ quips .. Might have something to do with my caffeine addiction.

Cheers,

Laksh