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My name is Rashi. I have been sketching ever since i learnt that a pencil leaves a mark on the paper. Sketching animals is what i love doing the most. Dogs, horses, dragons and other mythical beasts are my favourites. I am available for hire for freelance work of illustrations,graphic designing, character designing, storyboarding, etc.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Facebook Page

Hey everyone!

I think I should make this long overdue post. As most of you have guessed, I am not active here these days much. You can follow me on my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/rashichan.art. I am much more active on the page.

I might come back later, but for now, please follow me there.

Thanks! 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Pink Dragon

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Well, I had posted on my Facebook page a line art of a dragon I didn't want to color. Some amazing artists colored the line art I had posted and did such an amazing job, I was waiting to find time to paint it myself as well. Recorded the process. I hope you find it informative.

Finished painting can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1421041518156350&set=a.1397616850498817.1073741828.1397611783832657&type=1&stream_ref=10


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pele-Video progress

Video process of a sketch of Pele the Hawaiian Goddess of Volcanoes.

Part 1

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Part 2


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You can view the final painting here

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Holi Peacock: Process videos


So after painting a colorful tiger on the occasion of Holi, the festival of colors, I decided to make a peacock. And this time, I decided to record the process. Unfortunately I remembered a little late so the video starts from the middle. 

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Part 1/2

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Part 2/2

I mostly used one brush for the entire painting except towards the end when I had to paint the color splatters. 

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments! 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Design-A-Character: Feb Shape Challenge

I decided to try out DeviantArt's group "Design-A-Character" shape challenge for February. I think it's a wonderful exercise to challenge your character design skills. This is what I came up with:



You can download the template and challenge yourself:

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Blast from the Past..

Samurai Jack. One of the best shows on Cartoon Network long back. A friend had once 'challenged' me to draw Samurai Jack in my style. I was so unconfident that I never really made anything. Today, finally, inspiration struck and I sketched this out.

Made using a Pentel pocket brush pen. Fancy photoshop effects added because I can.

I'm really happy with this one.

Aku, I honestly don't think he is enjoying your stupid face. He might just take a Katana to it.  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Process: With you, I forget the world


My sister's friend told us about this art shop in Lajpat Nagar and together we all set out to locate it. I bought a lot of things from there including a watercolor paper pad. It is A5 in size as I like to make small artwork. I also purchased a sketchbook for oil and acrylic painting. I am going to study oil painting and try it out. Oils seem too scary. Anyway. Let me try to explain what I did:

  1.  I woke up in the morning and I had this idea in mind. I sketched it out in the watercolor paper pad. 
  2. Took out my watercolors, and started with a light wash of Yellow Ochre and Burnt Sienna. I don't have many watercolors and have to work with what I have. 
  3. Working out on the details of the male dragon. I have now applied a stronger coat of the previous colors and added Prussian Blue and Black to the mix.  My hands shake a lot and I couldn't add as much details as I should have. But, I will get back to that later. For now, I am happy with how he looks. Ugly. Also, I just had 2 brushes: a thin one and a fat one. I think I need to buy more brushes. 
  4. Now I shift my attention to the female dragon. I had originally thought of making the male brown and the female green, but I decided to make her orange-ish. Again. applying a wash of Orange and Chrome Yellow. 
  5. Applying stronger coats of color and I introduce Red to the mix. Well, technically it was Crimson. But, I mixed it slightly with Orange and Chrome. 
  6. Added Black to the mixture for shadows. A lot of artists advise against using pure black for shadows because it tends to make the painting dull. I mixed it up with Prussian Blue but I should have added more blue. Anyway. 
  7. The paint was wet so I added a little salt onto the damp areas because it gives a cool effect. But, my painting wasn't as wet as it should be or something because the effect didn't really come. I wonder if I should use a different salt. 
  8. I decided to speed up the drying process by holding the sketchbook in front of a heater. The orangish-yellow glow made the painting look pretty good. No? I think it does. 
  9. Since I had to add details, I took out my color pencils, took out matching shades and started adding details and shadows. I then used my Pentel Brush Pen to ink the painting and add more shadows. And finally, added a wash of my Cool Grey Copic Markers (C2 and C3) 

Done. I hope you find this useful somehow.