on Thursday, May 26, 2011
HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India


This picture is about 7 to 8 years old. And I will not lie, this picture is not taken by me but by my friend. I saw this picture in his Facebook album and just fell in love with this pic. You might remember I've posted one more pic of a mountain range. That one is the part of the range visible in this picture. Its name is Dhauladhar range and this range is the southern branch of outer main chain of Himalaya range. This pic is old and now the stadium is much better in looks.

This is all for today. You enjoy this picture and do give your feedback. And just wait for more incredible pictures of incredible India.
on Monday, May 23, 2011
I always keep on experimenting with colors and recently I've been trying to make realistic trees using oil pastel. I actually love oil pastels and I always keep one set of it with me. So a few days ago I was searching in my online best friend "YouTube" how to make a realistic tree using oil pastels and I found a video with some very easy steps to make a realistic tree.

So I made this tree using oil pastel.


I tried to give it a realistic look but I think I have to work on it. Hmm...... practice makes a man perfect. Right??

All I used to make it is my set of oil pastels.......

and a piece of paper.....

I didn't even used pencil or eraser. Well, personally I think mistakes makes the painting more beautiful....lol. Actually use of pencil was not required.

The video was very helpful.

First of all I made the trunk of the tree using brown color.


I have left some gaps that I filled later on.

Now, to give a better look, I used black color on the right side of the tree to give the shadow effect.


Then, I used Prussian blue on the trunk of the tree and then shifted to the leaves and started making them using the same Prussian blue. I have used blue to make the leaves as it will work as the shadow of the bunch of leaves.


Using a bit yellow (I have used lemon yellow) on the left side of the tree, over the brown, considering the sunlight is coming from the left side, would enhance the light effect and will make the picture more realistic. I have used a bit orange too over yellow.


In the next step, I just used the same yellow (lemon yellow) to make the leaf effect.


After this I used deep green color to make the leaves and used it over the yellow area.
 Yellow makes the green color more bright and dark.

Can you guess the difference in the picture below and above???
Which one looks better??
I guess this one looks better. If you couldn't realized the difference then let me tell you I have just used brown color over the Prussian blue color to make the shadow more darker and attractive.

In the next step, I just made the ground using brown and deep green colors.

It looks better now. What do you say?? I am sure you will say the same.

Now, all I did is just took the white color and made some lines on the tree trunk and highlighted the tree branches as well. I have also used white over the green to make it more realistic. You can observe the difference.


After this I used sky blue over green and Prussian blue to merge the boundary and to give it more realistic look. And then I just used brown at the base of the leaves to give a better effect.


In the final step, I just made some small lines, with very light hands, using brown color on the leaves so as to make it more attractive. Watch the difference....
So here we are. Now the tree is complete. I think so at least.

Now at last but not the least, the most important things of this painting. What??? Of-course, the colors I used......
  
These are the total colors that I used to make this tree which was supposed to be look real but I don't know how much I succeed. They are not so new looking but still I love them.

Now, it's your time to answer this question:
Do you think this actually looks a real tree?? Maybe not completely but still, 1% real?? 

Viewers are the better judge I feel. So do give the feedback...

Next time I will try to present more bright pictures and will try to improve my photography...lol.



on Monday, May 9, 2011
Hi everyone!!!
First of all thanks for visiting my blog.
I am Sneha Sunny and this is my blog. Well, actually 2nd blog. I started one more blog a few days ago. I really don’t know what I am doing. Just creating new accounts in this or that site from past few months. Whatever..that’s a different topic. So since this is my first post in this blog so I thought to start with my introduction. So, I am Sneha, as I already mentioned and I am a student. I am from Kolkata, India. As a person I am a bit……..hmmmmmmmm……...let me think……….emotional. Emotional!!!!! Maybe. But not very much. And what??? Oh…this is so hard to tell about myself. You better decide what kind of person I am by interacting with me.
Let me talk about what I can tell. So let’s start with my likes. Well, I like to draw and paint (but it doesn’t means that I am a good painter), cooking (this also doesn’t means that I am a good cook), love to watch TV (this, of-course, means that I am good TV watcher), love a lot to sleep (expert in sleeping). I also enjoy writing articles and I write at some sites. The widget is on the right side. But I am not a writer, I write just to take a break from my studies. I enjoy forum discussions too. I also love playing games, gardening and spending time with myself. I like quite and green places like some hill station (well, who doesn’t). Reason maybe I have spent a very long time of my life in Himachal Pradesh and have my good friends there. Last year we shifted to this place after my 12th standard and I am really not liking it. Anyways, it will take some time to adjust.
“Oh Sneha how could you!!!” How could I forget to mention… I love animals…. I just keep on watching their pictures and collecting them when I am free. There is a long list of my favorites but the favorite in favorites is the big cat family. They are shoooooo shweettttttttt awe…… !!!!!!!  I have lots of pictures of them. I will share that too.
The purpose of creating this blog is not known to me… but I will be sharing some of the things that I will be doing and share my thoughts and latest news from my side.
Now I think I should stop. If you wish you can follow me and find out what I am doing. You will get to know me better after reading my posts. Right?? Trying old tricks to get some audience…. . Never mind. Follow me if you wish to. I am happy playing my old tricks. Please welcome me to your blogger’s family.




                                                

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