A pale tussock moth in Kathmandu (Observation Note)

Day 1 - June 29 | First sighting of the tussock caterpillar It all started a couple of weeks ago. I saw a funny caterpillar in my garden. Caterpillars are usually boring, munching on leaves and flowers, and eating and eating and pooping and eating and eating. This particular one was running around like crazy,… Continue reading A pale tussock moth in Kathmandu (Observation Note)

Monstera and bagworm – Casefile #1 (Gardening)

I started taking care of a monstera recently. I wanted an indoor plant and it needed a cozy space to recuperate, so it was a perfect arrangement for both of us. Although its leaves had wilted due to prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, the stem is green and healthy. So it is just a matter… Continue reading Monstera and bagworm – Casefile #1 (Gardening)

Drawing Lessons #10 Pencil sketch: Landscape – Shey Phoksundo lake, Nepal [3rd week]

This week I made a landscape sketch of the beautiful Shey Phoksundo which is an alpine fresh water lake located at an elevation of 3,611.5 m in Shey Phoksundo National Park, Nepal. I took the photo during a recent trekking trip. Drawing this helped me better understand depth perception. Reference Image – Shey Phoksundo lake, Dolpa, Nepal… Continue reading Drawing Lessons #10 Pencil sketch: Landscape – Shey Phoksundo lake, Nepal [3rd week]

Drawing Lessons #9 Pencil sketch from reference photo – Kitten [2nd week]

Tried sketching a kitten from an old photo. I'm trying to do quick sketches for now to find my limitations. In this sketch I stopped once I discovered that I could not draw texture of the fur. So far I feel I can somehow copy shapes of objects, but lack techniques to draw finer details.… Continue reading Drawing Lessons #9 Pencil sketch from reference photo – Kitten [2nd week]

Drawing Lessons #7 Comic Prototype 2: Meeting with friends

Comic prototype: Meeting with friends After the post on February 23 - Drawing Lessons #5 Comic Prototype: The Explorer, I had started experimenting on how to make a comic page. I added 4 blank boxes to fill in ideas (below) and started drawing the panels. Well, I started the first panel, which is posted above. Before… Continue reading Drawing Lessons #7 Comic Prototype 2: Meeting with friends

Drawing Lessons #6 #DoOneThingToday: World Wildlife Day 2021

A design I made for World Wildlife Day 2021 for NCSC Nepal. The theme for this year is Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. The landscape in the backdrop represents the forested rolling hills of Nepal. Many indigenous communities live in those hills for whom the forests are part of their livelihood. These forested… Continue reading Drawing Lessons #6 #DoOneThingToday: World Wildlife Day 2021