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)

An African queen in Nepal (Observation Note)

It has been a while since I last posted. Last week just flew by while doing some projects. And I'm trying to learn some new software. It was a productive week. Ah, but that's not why I started writing this. So, I slept late last night and woke up early at six feeling very tired.… Continue reading An African queen in Nepal (Observation Note)

Drawing Lessons #11 Single-panel cartoon – Honeydew

Lately, the cucumbers and green beans in my vegetable garden have been suffering from aphid infestation. They're everywhere! So yesterday evening I was searching for ways to control them. After a few minutes I got sidetracked and instead found myself watching videos on ants, aphids, and honeydew. Aphids secrete a substance called honeydew after feeding… Continue reading Drawing Lessons #11 Single-panel cartoon – Honeydew

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]