In embrace of sea and greenery of South-Memoirs from day 7, 8 and 9

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Munnar was the only location, where we were scheduled to stay for two nights means full one day for the place as the day next, we were to leave as early as possible to reach Bangalore in time.

When we woke up, it was raining but nevertheless, we got ready and then by 7.30 AM, we would have been on nearby restaurant for a heavy breakfast. After which we started driving after 8.30 AM. This time we had hired a guide to drive with us and show us around @ 500Rs.

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It continued to rain though we had hopes that it would settle till the time we reach to the viewpoints and luckily it happened that way.

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One more trip to National Zoological Park Delhi with kiddo

I been to National Zoological Park, Delhi in October 2014 after that unfortunate accident of White Tiger killing a man inside zoo, though since then another trip to the same place remained pending until now.

The last trip even though wasn’t really related to the trend of visiting the place just after it came into light, but due to the fact that I was actually chasing places to see White Tiger. Just in August 2014, we even trekked to Nainital Zoo looking for one, only to get disappointed at the end knowing that there was no white tiger in Nainital zoo since last 2-3 years. So when the news broke in about white tiger in Delhi zoo, then I was surprised to know that we had one in Delhi itself.

The last trip pictures were also taken with Nikon P600 just like this time though kiddo was still younger to make out the names of the animals. I was just waiting for winters to spread their wings so that I can visit the same place again.

Considering the sudden foggy days post 15th January in Delhi\ NCR and other things, it was lazy Sunday and we would have been up by 0800 hrs. Still we didn’t leave for the place till 1130 hrs and when finally we reached, took tickets etc, it would have been around 1430 hrs. We been hearing announcements that during Winters, Zoo remains open till 1600 hrs only, so we didn’t had much time in hands Sad smile

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I literally never get proper photos of the flying birds in Zoo and this time wasn’t different either. For the same, one need to be focused on the task while here I was with kiddo so focus wasn’t the first thing in mind.

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Kiddo was excited to take a look over Giraffe but for her bad luck, she was removed in last year itself. We somehow managed to convince her that tiger ate that Giraffe. Sorry Dear Tiger to put that blame on you, but we didn’t had any choice. Only you been having a reputation there.

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And this was the Royal Bengal Tiger. These Tigers, Lions and Leopards do look royal if you watch them closely the way they carry themselves and so is the attention of onlookers over them.

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Here comes the famous white tiger. Like I commented at the time of accident, he didn’t looked any aggressive or like that and in that incident, it wasn’t fault of his either. She was sleeping when we reached at her place but to our luck, she woke up for a while.

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Next stop was for Leopard. She looked royal as always and was kind enough for posing as well. Only if I was well prepared then I would have caught a precious pose of her while taking the jump to rooftop which I missed awkwardly.

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There was some self posing as well before its ended and then we were off to another battle of getting our car out from the parking. Trust me, it wasn’t any less wild than walking inside some jungle. Never underestimate wild instinct of Delhi/ NCR drivers.

A good Sunday ended…

Moving to more tougher genre: Group Sketches

What’s more tough than portraits? Group Portraits as that increases the variable exponentially. Not only proportions need to be kept on thin lines, but also an individual face going wrong may disrupts entire portrait, not only that but group photos tends to be smaller and not close-up the way individual photographs might be, adding up complexity.

In past, I had tried only once about group sketches and not really great way, so I had to give it a try again. I been choosing the way to create and refine the outline first before proceeding with shadings and shadings too with one character at once. No fixed rules though.


First trial was with wife’s sister family.

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Some of the recent sketches by me

The Sketch bug inside me raises its head on seasonal  basis. I don’t even know when I would be sketching again or what day it would be. Weekday, weekend, no such criterion.. it starts any day any time…

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One more sketch: This time with fast motion video of process

After the last attempt, I thought to give it one more try and this time thought to make a video of entire sketching but sadly the camera positioning wasn’t proper and rather than the sketch, it was focused over my dirty hairs alone Sad smile

Yet sharing the video and the end results

Here goes the sketch after the video

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After some further minor corrections later on

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