Tripping on Indian Creativity #3

This fortnight's edition of the 6 most creative finds in arts and crafts in India on the internet include a hyper realistic graphite artwork to beautiful olive baby soaps.

Roughly speaking, dictionary dot com defines creativity as the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships or the like and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, and interpretations using the power of imagination.

At Engrave, we worship this ability to create and recreate in India day in and day out and have decided to pay tribute to the artisans and craftspeople that practice this by undertaking a fortnightly pilgrimage to six (6) of the most creative places in Indian arts and crafts on the internet and share our discoveries with you.

The idea of this trip is to introduce you to India’s best of what’s out there and inspire you to do the best you can to be more creative, for creativity is a quality the world can do with a lot more of. And on that note, welcome to this week’s six (6) most creative finds in arts and crafts in India on the internet.

1. Hyper Realistic Graphite Artwork

by Harsh Gandhi

It takes great skill and creativity to do more with less. And this piece of hyper-realism in graphite by Harsh Gandhi is a great example of that and more. He took 5 weeks to complete the piece. The art of graphite never looked so real.

2. Magazine Page Snowflakes – Wall Decor

by Sangita Kishani Pillai

The things you can do with magazine pages are only limited by your ability to think creatively is what Sangita Kishnani Pillai demonstrates with this unique take on wall décor. Take a closer look at what we mean here.

3. Metallic Torch Drawing (Pencil on Paper)

by Supratim Sarma

Throwing light on a new method to make pencil on paper come alive is one way of looking at this creation by Supratim Sarma. A creative take on simplicity is another. Get enlightened.

4. 3D Casting of a Baby Holding the Mother’s Finger

by Suresh Kumar

Cast your eye on this unusual interpretation in 3D of love, trust, and childhood by Suresh Kumar from My Prints /The Casting Studio. Like all things creative, it’ll open your mind and make you see things from a different perspective.

5. Flower Garland made from Tissue Paper

by Raji Aluru

You may not think much of tissue paper…until you look at what Raji Aluru can do with it. See how something so mundane can be transformed into something out of this world with a little thought and ingenuity.

6. Beautiful Olive Baby Soaps

by Harini

The olive is like the coconut. You can do all sorts of useful things with it. In fact, the more thought you give the olive, the more ideas it gives you. In other words, when it comes to putting the olive to good use, you’re only limited by your ability to think differently. Harini from Soapworks is obviously not limited when it comes to thinking out of a box of olives.

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Update: We have compiled the entire series of blog posts on Tripping on Indian Creativity in one place. To read other editions of the series, click 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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