7 beautiful doodles by Indian artists

Strictly speaking, a doodle is a drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. That said, doodles can have concrete representational meaning and be rigorous enough to be elevated to the status of beautiful art, like these notable Indian doodlers have done. Let’s meet them and get to know their work better.

Strictly speaking, a doodle is a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. That said, doodles can have concrete representational meaning and be rigorous enough to be elevated to the status of beautiful art, like these notable Indian doodlers have done. Let’s meet them and get to know their work better.

1. SPLASH

Introducing Mermaid by Namirah from INKTREST. Namirah is an architect, illustrator and a self taught artist. She uses ink and acrylic paints on cartridge sheet to create doodle art. The work done is intricate and detailed. She believes her art is an amalgamation of the traditional and the contemporary. You can take a closer look at the Mermaid here,

2. MUMBAI LOCALE

This piece is created by Abhinav Kafare, a professionally trained artist who hasn’t let his education impede his vision in any way. He has developed a doodlesque style of his own. His largely black and white work relies heavily on negative and positive spaces and often incorporates abstract perspective that adds depth to his creation.

3. TICK TALK

Clocks by Kalyani Nerurkar is a part of the Doodle Riot collection. Doodle Riot began on the hardbound covers of her college notebooks, textbooks, chalkboards, tissue papers and eventually any and every surface she could use pens and pencils to doodle on. You can take a closer look at Clocks and see more of Kalyani’s work here.

4. SHOE IN

Kartikey is a self-made graffiti artist who got his calling while pursuing his Engineering degree at Symbiosis international University. Mr. Stoned Eyes here is a strong believer in having no box to “think out of.” He revels in innovation. A charming and loving human being, Kartikey worships originality in both art and life. He also perpetually ignores matching his footwear with his attire and washing his car. Kartikey hopes to bring art to the public and thereby not let it be limited to only the art lovers. You can explore Kartikey’s side of life here.

5. SCRIBBLE PAD

Syamantak Dubey is a self taught portrait artist. Creativity is like a second soul to him. According to Syamantak, “You wouldn’t want to ponder a world without artists. There would be so much less to intrigue you. So much less to inspire you. There would be so many fewer insights to the great stories that lay here and there. And so, this is where I come in.” You can see how here.

6. SAMURAI LORD

When Gauraang Biyani was a kid, he used to spend hours immersed in encyclopedias, fantasy novels and history books, fascinated by the unlimited possibilities all around us. His childhood imagination took the form of complex artworks filled with hundreds of stick figures, fighting wars between nations. Growing up, he developed his own distinctive style of drawing characters and was inspired by comic book heroes and manga such as Death Note. So much so, Gauraang would fill his school books with drawings instead of notes, much to the chagrin of his teachers. He says, “I discover something new with every drawing. Come, let us share this journey, and see where it takes us.”

7. BORED GAME

Welcome to the world of Navodita Bhandari, an extremely talented artist who can’t keep her hand away from pen and paper. Her doodles are penned representations of daily emotions that a person may feel, like missing home, bored world, lost journey, and intricate explorations into the world of nothing to do. You can see what she means here.

Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.

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    Soumya Tripathi September 16, 2017

    Hey what amazing art work can come from simple pens.I draw with colored pencils. I have found that the end of a toothpick works great for blending small areas. I draw a lot of cars and this works especially well for things like fittings and fault lines.

    For drawing pens, pencils and other art supplies visit my website
    https://goo.gl/CFP3yU

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    Soumya Tripathi September 16, 2017

    Hey what amazing art work can come from simple pens.I draw with colored pencils. I have found that the end of a toothpick is great for blending small areas. I draw a lot of cars and models and this works especially well for things like fittings and fault lines.

    For drawing pens, pencils and other art supplies visit my website
    https://goo.gl/CFP3yU

    Reply

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