March 26, 2009

Meet the correspondents: PUNE, India > Sanjeev Joshi

"I am an architect by profession and based in City of Pune, Maharashtra state, India. Pune has a population of 3 million people! The city has a beautiful mix of old and new. The British colonial buildings stand next to modern glass facade buildings. Cars and bulluck carts are seen at the same time. So, when I sketch, I do both urban and kind of rural stuff in an urban setting.

I am passionate about sketching as I believe that only when one puts pen on paper, the real observation starts. On tours or outside travels, I don't photograph much, but sketch a lot. I do direct watercolour sketches, carrying just two shades of paint and a small palette.

I also carry my sketchbooks to wherever I go and do pen sketches, I find it convenient to do ink pen sketches. I have many sketchbooks specially bound for this purpose.

Apart from urban sketching, I do practise portrait, watercolour paintings on larger scale, and I enjoy doing calligraphy too!

I have travelled to Asian countries, Far East, Middle East and Europe. My next visit is in May to Bhutan, for painting only!"

• Sanjeev's sketch blog.
• Sanjeev's art blog.


bh yoo said...

Hi Sanjeev,welcome!
I love your watercolor sketches in your blog. Hope to see your nice drawings more.

Asnee said...

Hi, Sanjeev and with warm welcome from all of us at USk and of course, from me personally from Bangkok.
Even before having chance to admire your art blog, I am already very impressed (and just love) your watercolor sketch. I would also be in Bhutan for first 10 days of this Mar with Siam Society of Bangkok.
Would love to have some tips of your drawing trip in Bhutan;-)
Once again, welcome, Sanjeev.

GALLERY kuma said...

Hi sanjeev, fancy finding you here, i was a long time follower of urban sketchers & was pleasantly surprised to see your art work. It is a wonderful site & your work definitly adds as one says "char chand" (four moons)to it. love to see more of it.

Don McNulty said...

Wonderful touch with watercolor.

Isabel said...

find your watercolor great and I'll be visiting your blog in a moment amazing to hear that the city you live in has 3 million habitantes in Mauritania the country I live thats the total number of habitants! curious to see more of your work and welcome to Usk

enrique said...

Welcome to usk, Sanjeev. Great sketch you present here!

TIA said...

Welcome. Greetings from Singapore.

gabi campanario said...

welcome Sanjeev!

sanjeev joshi said...

hi, everybody! i am suddenly feeling responsible!!I am preparing to start on april,and also trying to type correctly and avoiding sms and net shortcuts!i am also reading how others are writing.Till then goodbye.

Taru said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Sunil Bambal said...

i liked that , you used all time sketchbook.... good ,,sanjeev ji