One of the great things travelling abroad is the possibility to meet other sketchers. When I knew I was going to Mumbai I decided immediately to visit USk correspondent Sanjeev Joshi. He lives in Pune, only 4 hours from Mumbay what for India is quite a short distance. Pune has an important industrial sector and is also know for its Ashrams.
Sanjeev was an awesome host. He invited Michael and me for a dinner at his home, where we met his lovely wife. We got one of the best meals in the trip. The next day he took us to a very peaceful temple courtyard in the middle of a very busy market area. I think this is one of the places you can only know if you are a local.
Sanjeev paints some pages of his sketchbooks before he gets out sketching. The shapes he makes are very interesting. He uses some calligraphic tools for that. I made a picture of it but I lost that image when my cell phone broke.
Above is Sanjeev's drawing.
And below is my watercolor:
Sanjeev also took us to the studio of the paitnter Milind Mulick. I will write a post about him and his work next but meanwhile you could take a pick at the link above.
Thanks to Michael Evgi for the pictures, and thanks Sanjeev for showing us Pune!