From the famous scene of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge to the the most innocent and amazing face of Aamir Khan in P K , this sketch artist from West Bengal has sketched everything !
Meet the sensational sketch artist , Anand Sharma whose sketches will amaze you. He is an extremely talented artist and also a drawing teacher. He also has his own youtube channel where he uploads videos of paintings He loves teaching students and takes great inspiration in preparing our generation to sketch every amazing memory in their own way .
He believes that Art is a poem without words !
Let us have a conversation with him as he reveals his memories as a sketch artist !
In a conversation with Anand –
In the world of photography where you can describe your thoughts and imaginations in such a beautiful way , why did you decide that sketching was your cup of tea?
My school life was very late and I was about 7 years old and I was alone at home because I was the only child of my parents. Due to not having a friend, I started drawing just to recreate my mind. At that time there was no knowledge of what would happen in the future from art. But now sketching is my only thing , my only dream !
When you are sketching how much is instinctual vs planned?
When I started sketching first I do a rough drawing on a page and that helps to make a perfect sketch in perfect position on the paper. And when you have drawn a rough sketch it gives you the confidence to make your sketch perfect and gives you new ideas to make the sketch even more brighter !
What difference do you find in the modern day sketches compared to the sketches of the older generations ?
There are so many differences that I find , that’s not at all easy to explain in the words, but I can say modern day sketches are very improved compared to the older sketches.. In older sketches artists used charcoal for shading but in modern day may types of shading pencils are available in our Indian market that’s help to make a sketch.
What type of sketches do you make ? Which sketch of yours is your favourite ?
I am mostly into potrait sketching! But as it is my dream I try all types of sketches !
And this is my favourite sketch !
Suppose you have to sketch someone in front of you , how do you manage to sketch the person and what are the thoughts in your mind when you need to sketch.
I am not into live sketch but some times when I get chance to draw a live sketch , I just tell the people in front of me “just keep watching me how I’m making your sketch” and at that moment I only think that I’m drawing a photograph not a a live person.. That helps me to easily make a live sketch .
What is the best way to exhibit a painting? Do you think that today painting is underappreciated?
I think social media is the best way to exhibit a painting or any any art works. I don’t think that today painting is underappreciated.
Which “Picture perfect moment“ do you want to sketch and why ?
“Spring Season” is the picture perfect moment I want to sketch because the colorful flowers and the butterflies are very attractive.
What was so unique in Aamir khan’s character in PK that you decided to sketch four of it ?
What advice would you give to youngsters who are interested in sketching or want to pursue it as a career ?
“Keep working hard. love the system, and the system will loves you.”
Meet Anand on Instagram
Meet Anand on Facebook