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01 January 2006, 05:23 AM
Helloo Everyone..finally i started my Anatomy Thread :D

heres something im trying to do from last night, but ive to struggle till death for the likeness...:scream:

Will try to post the updates soon :)

01 January 2006, 05:25 AM
Yeah, shyam!!! :bounce:Finally! :scream: :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see what you add to this's sure to be terrific and inspiring stuff. :applause:

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 05:29 AM
:scream: Thanx for the encourgement Rebecca..ur the most kind :)
will try my best to update this thread :bounce:

Thanx again :)

01 January 2006, 06:15 AM
WOW, SHYAM, amazing as usual
u keep improving everyday,
looking forward to c more of your works :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 07:06 AM
Looks really good :thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 09:21 AM
Great eyes and lips:).u really do use the tablet well:thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 09:36 PM
Awesome sketches Shyam !!
The lineart style is really great ... wow :)

Eagerly waiting for the next one :bounce:

*suscribing* , Cheers man

01 January 2006, 04:14 AM
Thanx a lot to everyone for the kind words and encourgement :bounce:


01 January 2006, 12:15 PM
Nice update, shyam! :thumbsup: What reference are you using, if any? :)



01 January 2006, 12:20 PM
Thanx Rebecca ..but im still struggling for the likeness :sad:
this is the ref. im using (

01 January 2006, 04:32 PM
Izabella Scorupco? I saw it from the drawing!
Very nice - I like the monochromatic choice for this one:thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 11:44 AM
Whaouw Shiam :thumbsup: really beautiful... just maybe the round shape under the eyes a little bit too strong... like that, she appear a little older (than the ref of course)... but anyway, I really appreaciate this piece full of beauty :buttrock:

01 January 2006, 05:14 PM
Wow thats fantastic shyamshriram!!:applause: Cant wait to see more.

01 January 2006, 01:40 PM
Thanx a lot everyone for the feedback :)


01 January 2006, 03:26 PM
Heya shyam, :)

Some really beautiful work ~ whether or not it's 'finished' is up to you ~ :) it depends on what you are after, and what the piece is for. If it's a personal piece, then you can more or less call it finished whenever you'd like ~ but if it's a professional piece, you may want to render it a bit further, as the body seems a bit roughed in at the moment.

Solid work ~ it would be great to see you do more renderings! :)

Cheers, :)


01 January 2006, 08:50 PM
Beautiful! Lovely work :)

I've seen some of your other work in different posts and I really hope you'll be posting more of your anatomy and art. You're very talented and your drawing skills are top notch.

01 January 2006, 08:14 AM
very lovely stuff shyam,dig the brushwork.and the facial proportion is spot on:thumbsup:

01 January 2006, 05:08 PM
hey dude, how things going?
It's great to see some familiar faces in this forum...
Looking foward to see more of your fantastic work.

01 January 2006, 11:43 PM
Shyam...Great thread so far...good to see your WIP'S...:thumbsup:

Here expression in the photo, has a happy, pleased, almost seductive smile..expression..
Your last version has an almost serious...contemplatetive expression.
Maybe something to do with her lips....just thought I would mention it, sounded like
you were trying for total photo accuracy ...but at the same time, it looks great the way
it is also...just depends on what your goal is...expression wise.
Look forward to seeing more of your work..:applause:

Tack Care

01 January 2006, 11:26 AM
i love your work! i'm amazed at your control of line, they're always flowing, light and clean. looking forward to more! :)

03 March 2006, 09:50 PM
If you haven't already, you should totally join the Challenge!

Cheers, :)


06 June 2006, 02:30 PM
Hi everyone..sorry for not posting for ages & for not posting replies too....
anyways thanx !

Rebecca sorry for not giving reply on time, have to do lots of work before participating such huge contest :sad: ...anyways..thanx for ur kindness :) i m going to post here as much as i can ! :thumbsup:

From ref.

And Self portrait in low key..i hope everyone is able to see what i've posted :/
chk it in dark if possible.

06 June 2006, 02:38 PM
Shyam! :bounce:

So great to see always, some amazing work, and it's too bad (but good) ;) that you don't have a lot of time due to work. :) Really hoping to see you back here more often, your presence is definitely missed! :)



06 June 2006, 04:04 PM
:thumbsup: Hi...Shyam....:)

WOW....:applause: ......I miss seeing your work.....but it looks like it was worth the wait...BEAUTIFUL:bounce: MADE MY DAY....BETTER...:thumbsup: ......THANKS


06 June 2006, 05:02 PM

and thats Rani Mukherjee, correct? Not photo realism- but good enough to be recognizible...fantastic

06 June 2006, 06:30 PM
Wonderful! Amazing work!

06 June 2006, 05:50 AM
This latest drawings are again incredible man... really :thumbsup: and again, you keep me speechless... and maybe jealous :scream: hahaha... bravo Shyam :applause:

06 June 2006, 06:08 AM
Those are absolutely fabulous Shyam. Were the sets of torsos done from life, or constructed? Absolutely wonderful either way. Your portraits are excellent. I will definitely be studying them.


06 June 2006, 03:08 PM
Rebeccak : Thanx for the warm welcome :) will try my best !

SpiritDreamer : Glad u think its worth to wait :) Thanx !

Amit_S : Yea im also not happy with her likeness..but u recognized her anyway..thanx

enialadam : Thanx.

Lemog : LOL :p thanx

xiannc : No not that lucky..all the torsos are from photographs..thanx for kind words


First head ;) Progress

06 June 2006, 03:39 PM
Whee, Shyam! :applause:

Love the delicacy of the first and the sense of presence you've given him. A pleasure to see your new work. :)



08 August 2006, 03:14 PM
Wow Shyam, I love the torsos! The lines are absolutely fantastic. And I recognised Rani right away :D

08 August 2006, 03:16 PM
Thanx Rebecca :)

hiiri : LOL im so glad u recognized her :D
thanx for the kind words!

Mastercopies..i had to struggle a lot for this..especially for the first one :/

08 August 2006, 05:52 PM
Amazing work all the way!!!The torso's in the second page are fantastic!

08 August 2006, 10:19 PM
whoa! The first master copy looks awesome! =D Great work!
Can you link me to the ref? I would really apreciate it!

08 August 2006, 08:43 AM
mr shyam, sensational sketches! beautiful line, sure and confidant......i`m definitely coming back here!


08 August 2006, 03:49 PM
Thanx a lot Polonoid, SulaMoon, krispee

Link for sulamoon :)


Master copy

Study from pic.

08 August 2006, 04:55 PM
Great lineart Shyam!.. Can i know what are you doing profesionally and where did you learn art from?..
Would like to know more abt you and your artwork:)

08 August 2006, 06:46 PM
My goodness, there's beauty all around here :)
Great work sir!

08 August 2006, 07:59 PM
Thanks a lot!

And great work once more! Ill be watching you from now on! Keep it up!

08 August 2006, 03:48 AM
Rocking away as usual, Buddy:)! Great stuff !You have really raised the bar here!

Now for business , link me to all these excellent references .:D..

08 August 2006, 02:33 PM
Thanx everyone :)

CgIcecube : Glad u liked my works..about working as a matte painter in Anirights
Infomedia ( Mr. Sapan Narula [Senior ex-faculty, Maac] is also working there )
I've done G. D. Art at my hometown Amravati (M.S.)

Siju : Im so glad to know that u think i've raised the bar here :D
Chk out this site..Tonnes of AWESOME Master paintings (

One more study from ref.

08 August 2006, 06:22 PM
So nice to know more abt u:) I ve subscribed here:thumbsup:

08 August 2006, 11:19 PM
Thought i should post some of my sketches from Sketchathon....i hope these are less pathetic :/

08 August 2006, 11:44 AM
something different :D

08 August 2006, 12:11 PM
Something impossible is happening here. I can't stop looking. No words to describe, I love it!

08 August 2006, 12:54 PM
Thanx razz :D lol impossible?


08 August 2006, 01:03 PM

won't it be painful when de phoenix babies suck de boobies with their beaks?


08 August 2006, 01:13 PM
won't it be painful when de phoenix babies suck de boobies with their beaks?

Dont think so...this Phoenix is a Mammal :D

argh..what did i say? oh whatever... lets discuss just worst in theory :p

08 August 2006, 01:55 PM
Dont think so...this Phoenix is a Mammal :D

argh..what did i say? oh whatever... lets discuss just worst in theory :p

okay hehe


08 August 2006, 04:22 PM
Dont know what i was thinking while doing this....

C&C are always appriciated :)

08 August 2006, 04:56 PM
You're not stopping! By saying impossible I meant this! Keep 'em coming!

08 August 2006, 05:10 PM
You're not stopping! By saying impossible I meant this! Keep 'em coming!

Oh ok ok i got it..but the reason on holidays :D
just one day left now *sigh*

08 August 2006, 05:40 PM
Nice:)doin "something different" on holidays:beer:
Would like to see these without rough lines and refined more with character concepts:thumbsup:
but i surely like the over exposed light:wise:

08 August 2006, 09:23 PM
Thanx Richa..will try to post the clean and refined characters.. :)

08 August 2006, 10:04 PM
You need more holiday. I'm inspired. Amazing character designs. Thanks to you, first thing tomorrow when I wake up - sketching! Now goodnight. But hey, you don't stop :bounce: Kudos to you, Shyam.

08 August 2006, 09:50 AM
Hi shyam,
I'm interested in your painter works. What kind of brush are you using to simulate pencil and charcoal?
And are you adding some texture to the canvas?

Great stuff! I'll be trying to so do something similar but I'm not able with painter...

08 August 2006, 11:04 AM
razz : yea u r right..i need more holidays :D

ytresu : I'm also new to Painter 9...there is still a lost to explore...but i can tell u which tools im using...btw i like to keep the layer mode to GEL sometimes..

if u want to know more..feel free to ask..will try to help u :)

here are the settings and tools im using for pencil effect..i use FELT PEN for detailng ..otherwise u ve to remove the texture of the canvas..

Hope this helps.

08 August 2006, 11:48 AM

Like the effect your getting with the felt pen...really like the mystery and mood of the drawing in frame # 50.....:thumbsup:
Have you tried the colored spot lights found in effects...under surface control....apply lighting....they might look great with your drawings....easy and quick to use...really add atmosphere...:)
Examples of the effects of colored spotlights....first page of my anatomy thread.
Was just reading that you were new to painter, so thought I would mention those spotlights, in
case you hadn't discovered them yet..:)
Really enjoying your thread....BEAUTIFUL WORK...:thumbsup:


08 August 2006, 01:00 PM
very nice clean lines! I like the last with the birdmask: nice pose, nice hands!
nice sketchbook, keep posting! I'm enjoying it a lot! :bounce:


08 August 2006, 02:19 PM
Holy mother of whoever! Your skills are amazing man. Beautiful woman and sketch man. awesome.

I always have the problem that my hand is shaking like hell when drawing on the computer. seems like you don't have that problem at all. is it practice or what?

Any possibility to make a video tutorial on one sketch? it would be awesome for us newbs out there.

08 August 2006, 09:23 PM
SpiritDreamer : Thanx ! yea i do know about that spot light feature...never spent much time on that..will surely try that soon! Thanx for the reminder ;)

Cyanid : Thanx mate...ur few sketches at Sketchathon are very nice :) keep posting !

michael-olszak : Well..Thanx a tonne for ur kind words mate. As u said..u've problem while drawing with my suggestion is..just assume that u r drawing with pencil while u r working with tablet...i do the same...simple trick isnt it? ;) and about Video tut. honestly speaking, its not a right time to do such things at this moment..maybe after couple of years...the reason is..i dont want to misguide anyone...anyways thanx for asking :)

Its 2.45 am. im still not able to sleep :p

One of my friend told me that im weak in acting, so..I'm trying to improve it, i tried to show the same sequence in different ways...maybe i'll draw more, maybe not...feel free to share ur valuable thoughts on this

08 August 2006, 10:28 PM
Hey man,great updates!As everyone else already mentioned,i really like your line quality and the fluid motion of it...
About your last post,i think the first one works better for me...maybe the other ones are a bit too dramatic.
Keep up the great work!

08 August 2006, 10:52 PM
Hey Shyam,

really, I am just glad you are back and I hope you will find time to post some stuff even when you're working, because I just love your style and the confidence in your lines and take your look as one of my guidelines to quality work...:bowdown:


08 August 2006, 12:02 AM
Hi there Shyam :)

glad to have popped in to see your great thread :) will be back to see more :thumbsup:

take care
a. :)

08 August 2006, 03:44 PM
Shyam, theres one thing I read here but I did not fully understand- you mentioned that you are drawing some things from photographs. Do you mean all the life drawing posted here has been done from photographs? Or just some of them -like the Rani Mukherjee portrait?

08 August 2006, 07:27 PM
Polonoid : Thanx still working on those gestures..will post more soon.

Mu : Thanx for the kindeness Mr. Mu :)

Frejasphere : Thanx buddy, glad u liked this thread.

Amit_S : Dude..i mentioned everything in my thread..u just have to read carefully :wise: anyways..thanx for stopping by.

Quick head study from ref.

08 August 2006, 07:51 PM
Real nice. Quality like this sometimes makes me envious of those that do their work on a wacpn on the computer. I do have the software, but not enough power to use it at its best. But then again, I think I appreciate my art more when its been done with natural materials, as I can show off with it and its 'ORIGINAL', which makes it that much more unique. Like I say, digital work looks fantastic, but I guess, because I cannot really go through that route yet, I find excuses in not to do it.

I can really feel the confidence behind the person doing these images. Try not to show the original photograph, its best to make vewers think your image is perfect, if its not, they will see it anyway (especially the trained ones of us).

08 August 2006, 11:15 PM
Hi...Shyamshriiram....:thumbsup: ......That last one....GREAT DRAWING....BEAUTIFUL TECHNIQUE..:applause:


08 August 2006, 03:04 AM
The last sketch is a fantastic piece! It is a beauty!:)!Bravo Shyam! I wonder what your thread will look like in a couple of years! what new levels you will take your art to!:)

08 August 2006, 09:45 PM
Fl3wk : Thanx for the appriciation..about digital and tradtional meadias..well i'd like to say only one thing..Tool does not matters. Now its upto u..use whatever tool u like :) and about this head..i didnt try to draw the exact likeness..i was just doing head study :wise:

SpiritDreamer : Thanx a lot :)

Thomasphoenix : Thanx..lets hope for the best :scream:

Now update....few figures without ref. i m trying to show the various personalities with various attitudes..C&C are always welcome

08 August 2006, 07:22 AM
I like the first and the last one best, but they are all great. Only the first and the last one seem to have an interesting story or something :) Now again as I steped into your thread, I will be going to draw.

09 September 2006, 05:57 PM
Thanx razz :)

Latest !!

09 September 2006, 06:11 PM

That first picture is hilarious - you have to develop that into a render. :D I'm sorry, I think I lol'd...

It's always good to see your work on the boards. I'd still love to see you do more finished renders. :)



09 September 2006, 09:31 PM
such nice style/ more!!
I love the way you handled the shilhouette, and the gesture of the girl who is heavy burdened. how'd you create that raster with the small triangles?

09 September 2006, 01:52 PM
Very very awesome man. Your drawings rock !!
I just love how simple your sketches look. cool stuff man

09 September 2006, 04:05 PM
Wonderful thread going on here. I like the way you capture the expression of the characters.

09 September 2006, 11:38 AM
Hey Shyam :)

Great colour form and movement in these last paintings :thumbsup: Interesting concepts too, I like the way the fields of colour layered with line-work gives speed and simplicity to them - and brings out the atmosphere :)

cheers and take care
a. :)

09 September 2006, 05:03 AM
Hi Shyam!
Great to see you here.... Amazing work, as usual!

10 October 2006, 06:19 PM
Sorry for no updates for a long time...

Rebeccak : What? YOU LOL'd ? oh man..and i was thinking i did something creepy..what a shame HAHAHAHAHA
about finsished renders..well..i also want to see those..i think i need more patience..anyways..Thanx for
comment Miss :)

cyanid : Thanx mate..about those small triangles..i've used pattern in Photoshop..

michael-olszak : Thanx..glad u think my sketches looks simple

batte812 : Thanx

Frejasphere : Thanx for dropping ur kind words here mate ! im happy u saw my efforts.

anandpg : Hello Sir ! I'm very Glad to see u here .. will chk ur thread right away ! :D thanx for the kind

I'm still trying to explore few things..what things? i really dont know :D

10 October 2006, 06:21 PM

Just started something new

10 October 2006, 06:45 PM
Oh wow! Fantastic new stuff Shyam! More more!

10 October 2006, 09:25 PM
Thank you Shreya :)

one more speedpaint 30-40 min.

10 October 2006, 10:15 PM

Nice variety and imagination....I like the woman in the red dress and the moon in background.
Great expressionistic feel to it. I also like the composition, color and lighting of the one with three people on the ridge of a cliff....A real pleasure as always to see your work...and am looking forward to seeing more ..:thumbsup:

10 October 2006, 07:44 PM
Thanx Glenn, glad u noticed my efforts :D

Latest sketch

10 October 2006, 09:27 PM

Hiya shyam, I think these 2 have the most potential and would like to see you develop them further. What were the ideas behind these? :)

10 October 2006, 07:07 AM
Thanx Rebecca, glad u think those pieces has potetial :D

im not sure about the first one right now..but im definitely going to work on the second sketch...i also want to see it as a finished (so called :P) piece.
about the idea behind those...frankly speaking there was absoultely no idea at the beginning...i was just doodling around..first i started that guy with swords..then i did the other guys and the mountains..same case with the second one..i started that creature first..then the boy..& then girl...and then suddenly she started crying :P LOL ...i think thats a NIGHTMARE of that little girl :D she and her brother was wondering in the deep forest...suddenly they encounter a huge creature in their way..and she started crying..and her brother is pretending that he can handle the situation :P and trying to fight with that creature..but the fact is..that creature is harmless..and actually loves kids :) (lol what a story :scream: )

yea i know sounds pretty pathetic..i should plan the whole scene before doodling...but who pretty happy with the idea...:scream: Lets see when i can finish this. :rolleyes:

alright..for the time being..a sketch in ps..just noticed..hes looking bit short :/

10 October 2006, 12:03 PM
Just started this one.. many unfinished works :/

10 October 2006, 01:24 PM
:scream: HEY...Shyam....:) LOL.....Speed is good for alot of things, but producing finished works is not one of them..:scream:

Couldn't help myself on that one...SORRY...LOL..:scream: :)

10 October 2006, 01:31 PM
hey shyam!

great sketches. that woman with the scary breasts is really cool.
when i get home, i'll study the way you build up characters some more. looks great.


10 October 2006, 06:33 PM
And another highly inspirational bunch of speedpaints! Great to see you back. Love what you've done here. I like the butcher kind of guy with the robot face. So calmly looking at me. Nice! I agree with Rebecca about those two pieces having the most potential and I too would love to see them finished (so called :D).

On holyday again? Haha.

Oh, and what a title it would be "the woman with thef scary breasts".

10 October 2006, 06:59 PM
:scream: HEY...Shyam....:) LOL.....Speed is good for alot of things, but producing finished works is not one of them..:scream:

LOL need to say ...seems like we both have same thought process :scream: thats what i was thinking.
maybe im hiding the fact that i dont have patience to render my paintings...:sad:
Oh well...whatever...but im learning many things from these speedpaints..but..i will try to finish ( as in render :p) few of them :scream:

abyss103 : Thanx buddy!

razz : Thanx razz ...after a long time..and as a matter of fact..i was on did u know that?? :eek: but today was the last day :/. will post my work anyway...and about that girl with evil boobs..i would love to call her.."Love machine" why ? i've some logic behind that title...:wise:

and a small update (i hope im not spoiling the sketch more)...yes i process is kind of fact..i dont have any regular process :/ man..why im talking too much ?

10 October 2006, 09:58 PM
Just saw Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"...Man..what a movie !!! lots of blood *slurp slurp* lol couldnt resist myself from this one...its 3 am here...:p

10 October 2006, 08:19 AM
Hi Shyam..
I didnt see the movie, but read the novel... it was so scary, I decided not to watch the movie!! Great painting, though. You have got the drama in there! I read "Dream Catcher" by same author, Stephen King.. it was scarier than "Shining"!:twisted: They made a movie out of that one too.. Watch it... will give you lots of ideas!!!:)

10 October 2006, 06:46 PM
Thanx Anand..yea the movie was scary..but u should see that..great cinematography, great direction..Jack Nicholsan's acting is supercool..will see the "Dreamcatcher" very soon.. lets talk about painting :p

30 min. with Photoshop

10 October 2006, 09:35 PM
Home sweet home .....

dont still sane :scream:

Trying to finish so excited :D

10 October 2006, 09:38 PM
One more Speepaint

10 October 2006, 06:32 AM
Man where do you keep getting the inspiration? :)
You're on a rooooll...

10 October 2006, 07:27 AM
Wow..Shyam..! You get ideas really fast...!! great characters!:)

10 October 2006, 10:28 PM
NR43 : Yess im on the roll :scream: about inspiration source..well Internet is the huge inspiration source i guess :)

anandpg : Thank you Sir ! btw ur threads rocking big time :scream:

New char. wip. will try to post the Gif tut. of this soon.


10 October 2006, 09:45 PM

For the first time im participating in Conceptart's Character of the Week activity..i need to draw a model sheet of this char. 3 more hope i can finish this before the deadline..its 15 Oct. :/
wish me luck....

10 October 2006, 09:58 PM
Hey shyam, Your sense of atmosphere is fantastic! Great work. I wish I was that creative. Great work and keep posting.

10 October 2006, 10:40 PM
Hiya again Shyam! :)

It's great to pop back and go through your thread of latest works, I seem to do it smiling :). Really like the way you explore ideas and there is no way I would call the story with the creature, girl and boy pathetic - it's great! and it's just the way ideas evolve; an idea pops up, leads to something else - which leads to something else and so on:) It's pretty cool the way the little girl appears..... and THEN she starts crying :D - think I would too, if I suddenly appeared somewhere... to be faced with THAT!! (obviously not knowing that IT really just would like to hang out and play....)

Also like your other characters, Home sweet home, lady in the red dress with the moon, the "SHINING" inspired one and the last one are my favourites :) with the last guy, it's like he's not quite sure how intimidating he should look, I think it's the way he's head is a little down and the look in his eyes: that he's sort of looking for approval :) I don't know if that's how you intended him, but I like it! and good luck with the other views :thumbsup:

take care

10 October 2006, 04:31 PM
awesome stuff, as always shyamshriram!!! :bounce:

10 October 2006, 04:42 PM
Hello, Shyam.

You do such wonderful characters. I love the breadth and scope of what you do as well. Of your latest, I really love the character in lavendar. I also dig the one for the activity. I have done turns in the past. They can be fun, they can be difficult, but they really make you see your character fully.

Good luck,

11 November 2006, 09:40 PM
hi shyam
great pics! if these are the sketches i cant imagine the fineshed ones!

11 November 2006, 01:43 PM
Hey, Shyam! I miss your work, so that means you need holiday :D
Looking forward to the tutorial of that beautiful mister. I like all those creepy ones posted earlier.
Every each one of these paintings are so different from one another. Great imagination there, Shyam. I'm so astonished by your skills :bowdown:Trully, amazing.

11 November 2006, 02:31 PM
ha-dou-ken :: Thanx mate, yea will try my best!

Frejasphere :: Wow..long comment! glad to know that im on the right talking about concept ..
about the King holding mirror..well hes happy with his looks..he thinks hes the most handsome person in the world :P

Thanx for the good luck..i wish u the same.. btw i checked ur website..interesting stuff !

Intervain :: Thanx mate

Cris-Palomino :: Great to see ur comment in my sketchook, about the last one's turnaround..its still peding...i m the laziest man on the earth :/
Anyways..thanx for the kind words.

SiLaNclA :: Thanx for the wonderful comment :)

razz :: Hehe yea u r right about holidays
about tutorial..yea will post it should focus on my unfinished works..they r increasing :(
about the different looks of my happens automatically LOL
thanx man..

Oh i dreaming or i really got stars?? :surprised
Thanx everyone :beer:

Long live Sloppyness :/

I know this sketch doesn't belong here...i just wanted to share my latest WIP..
Rebecca..feel free to remove this if u want :)

I'll try to post some finished stuff for sure..

11 November 2006, 03:48 PM
Ha, I don't think I would ever delete any of your images ;) - actually I like that last piece best, do you plan on developing it further? :)

12 December 2006, 04:38 PM
Wow, Shyam, you are amazing. I've really enjoyed looking through all of your work here. Post more, please! :bounce:

Abby :)

02 February 2007, 07:23 PM
Greate works Shyam...ur rocking:applause:

10 October 2007, 12:19 PM
great works!
great thread!
you rocking as usual!!

12 December 2007, 12:22 PM
great thread, amazing sketches, i'm really inspired to work on my sketches now :)

Keep up the great work :thumbsup:

10 October 2008, 07:26 AM
shyam bhai, where are you man!? give us some inspiration.plz keep this amazing thread alive. :cry:

10 October 2008, 09:33 AM
....plz keep this amazing thread alive. :cry:

Yeah! Pleeeaase!!

10 October 2008, 11:25 AM
many styles, and always same pleasure... more is required :applause:

Particularly appreciate the "chxa7" :thumbsup:

02 February 2009, 04:13 AM
Hi there everyone..posting after AGES..acrylic on cavnas..ref. used..pls do post the feedback.


02 February 2009, 02:39 PM
Hey Shyam!!! Great to see you back, buddy!! :bounce: :bounce:
Awesome start on the portrait! :thumbsup:

02 February 2009, 04:09 PM
Shyam! I have been soo wondering if I'd ever see a drawing or a painting by you again!

This looks gorgeous! Her eyes, the highlight on the nose tip and the curve of the neck are really beautiful.

Maybe you should add a slightly darker value between the parted lips? Also, her left nostril (the viewer's right one) seems to be a bit higher than the other one.

Hope we'll see more of you again!


02 February 2009, 05:19 PM
Hi Shyam!!

How are you? This one is looking pretty beautiful. I always love and respect traditional mediums. Keep posting more and more, we want to see your artworks regularly. :cool:

02 February 2009, 07:09 PM
Hey Shyam, my bribe worked! :D Heh, nice to see you back again. :) Lovely acrylic piece, man acrylics are hard.

02 February 2009, 08:35 PM
Damn, I hate acrylics, I really do. The ref would be nice to see. I like the hair the way it is here, quite dynamic. You could pick some other color for monochromatic paintings just to make it more fun for yourself. Like HERE (
Where have you been all this time?! No holidays, mm?

02 February 2009, 01:32 PM
Hey Shyam! Nice acrylic work man,:thumbsup: that monochrome portrait is looking pretty cool... but be careful about acrylic media.

02 February 2009, 07:44 AM
anandpg : Hello sir :) thanx for the welcome and kind are u? saw ur latest are on the fire !

Mu : Thanx buddy..yea i can see what you are saying about that tone on the nose. thanx :)

Deepam : good..will try my best to post more.

Rebeccak : Oh yea...the always works :D glad u liked it.

razz : will try to post the ref. pic. the portrait which u've posted is done by u? sweet stuff man..thanx...will
try to post more colourful stuff next time :D where i was..well..just being lazy as usual.
. :/

AmrutRaju : Thanx..but i didnt get u..careful?

02 February 2009, 01:19 PM

I am just telling about acrilyc colour patch, brush strokes.Its easy to make patches from oil colour media, but acrlyic is too hard when u apply the color on canvas. How u maintain the patches. Hey, had u done any acricliyc work before?

02 February 2009, 01:58 PM
Shyam, it's by Bob Kato ( :)

02 February 2009, 03:52 AM

I am just telling about acrilyc colour patch, brush strokes.Its easy to make patches from oil colour media, but acrlyic is too hard when u apply the color on canvas. How u maintain the patches. Hey, had u done any acricliyc work before?

oh ok..for me even oil isn't easy..this one is my 4th acrylic work.

razz : thanx for the link man..hes SUPERB!!

02 February 2009, 05:39 AM

Beautiful portrait!
Seems like you just started painting without worrying about this or that too much

02 February 2009, 05:07 AM
Awesome sketchbook, fantastic portrait, the last one...Love your strokes.

02 February 2009, 03:26 PM
shyamshriram Awesome sketchbook i love all your works.:)

03 March 2009, 11:09 PM
Great to see you back again :)
I love the monochromatic approach, and believe if you just keep
experimenting and pushing things, you'll keep the expression and
the flow - you have so much talent & your work screams wow! :) :)
Don't be scared to push traditional mediums - I know there isn't a Ctrl Z :D so sometimes
you just need to take things to the point beyond destruction - it gives you
freedom (& rules can be broken) & also allows you to find new ways &
to feel when a painting is 'telling you' where to put the next mark.

Sorry about the waffle Shyam... disregard anything that sounds like gobblegook ;)

take care and keep posting!

a. :)

03 March 2009, 05:24 AM

Nice work mate, I always wonder how you paints. looking forward for lot more here...

Keep posting...

02 February 2010, 03:39 PM
Thanks everyone for the feedback and kind words.. is my latest trying to paint my wife :love:
feel free to give C&C :)

02 February 2010, 03:45 PM
Welcome back, sir!! :beer: Great work on the portrait so far!

02 February 2010, 03:49 PM
Oh that was a very quick reply :) Thanks for the warm welcome sir, glad you find its great :)

btw, how have you been? where are you these days ? DW ?

02 February 2010, 11:41 AM
wow...fantastic thread...the last one is also comming out great..waiting for the finished one..

02 February 2010, 12:25 PM
Oh, great to know you're back!

I am totally in love with the shading on the face and with the folds in the shirt.

02 February 2010, 01:33 PM
Great work!

02 February 2010, 04:52 PM
Very nice painting of your wife. Doing a very good job. Keep posting the WIPs!

02 February 2010, 12:33 AM
Thanks everyone...

started one more head study...still working on it.

Started one more head study..still working on it.
Bigger version of the progress screenshots, if anyone interested, click here (

02 February 2010, 05:36 AM
Nice portraits!

Love the sense of unity in your paintings...

02 February 2010, 05:54 AM
Great work man! you really rock here ! :bowdown:

02 February 2010, 01:18 AM
NR43 : glad to hear that mate..thanks.
sivan : sir ji..thanks..btw, start a new thread and post ur works there..ur anatomy thread is no longer alive now.:wise:

final (?)

02 February 2010, 09:41 AM
wow..the last one is also comming out great..

02 February 2010, 01:17 PM
Great portraits man! Keep going!

02 February 2010, 07:51 AM
Thank you dscavenger and batte812 :)

some sketches from life...

latest WIP

02 February 2010, 07:56 AM
some alchemy doodles...

02 February 2010, 08:23 AM
Lovely update!
How do you like Alchemy? Pretty nifty eh :)

02 February 2010, 08:37 AM
thanks man..yess Alchemy RULES! :D

02 February 2010, 05:11 PM

Tried Pastels for the first time..great media ! :bounce:

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