Monday, March 23, 2009

My Obsession with Sketchbook

Before I start talking about the story behind my title and complete my post quota for the month of March, let me say I am ‘glad to tell you’ that I have my first paper @ SUNYSB (numerically 3rd) put up on [I may write about this in some detail in next month’s post.] Now that we are done with the formalities, lets get back to the informal stuff.

As you might remember from my previous post, I was (am!) quite hooked to the anime/manga called ‘Sketchbook’. I mean how can you not be hooked to this brilliant piece of work when the ‘darkest’ character (Kokage Kuga) is asked to laugh after being ‘complimented’ for having a poker face!

Kuga Smiling!

In fact, one of my friends says he’ll also get ‘hooked’ to this one after realizing there is a nature-lover (Nagisa Kurihara) in this manga! That said I’m so hooked that while working on the problem of  ‘Gauge Invariance…’ (check previous post to understand what I’m talking about!), I inadvertently started sketching the main character (Sora Kajiwara) on the same piece of paper! If you don’t believe me, here’s the sketch (the better one!):

My Sketch of Sora...

What I was trying to sketch was this: [:)]

Sora... Deep in Thought!

or this!

Delighted Sora!

Now that I’ve wasted some of your precious time with irrelevant ranting, please get back to whatever you were doing before arriving to my relatively short post this month. Obviously, I’ll leave you with a last link as usual!

Nawaz Deobandi recited poems for 40 minutes on-stage!


  1. You know , your sketch shows me one of the reasons why i should have attended AKD 's class
    My drawing skills would certainly have improved ...
    and congrats on publication!

  2. You know, I cannot make out if thats a compliment or something else (can't figure out the antonym!) on my sketch!!! [:)]
    and thanks but 'publication' has to wait a little... right now its only a preprint...

  3. D da .. in simple terms [:)] your drawing reminded me of my pathetic drawing skills .... and AKD's class in which coke used to draw anyone in front of him ..
    no compliments .. but no antonyms either ..
    but yaah practise your drawing

  4. Thats a relief...
    thanks for your explanation!!!
    and its been a long time since i'd sketched anything but am not taking it seriously now so no practising in store... [:D]
    though i'd like my sketch of Sora to be as close as possible to that in the anime!!!