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Photoshoot Day 1

Hey guys,

Hope you are all well! So if you remember, in college we had pongal celebration and I had my camera with me. There’s this girl in my class (my friend) who is beautiful and who takes a lot of pictures. So she very graciously was a model for our photographing session.

Photoshoot day- portrait photos
Photoshoot day- portrait photos
Photoshoot day- portrait photos
Photoshoot day- portrait photos
Photoshoot day- portrait photos
Photoshoot day- portrait photos

This last one was the preparation for the second picture. The last two photos are some of my favorite in spite of the shake. To be honest, I had a couple of pictures which I had also edited and photographed, in the end I feel like these were the only ones that were nice enough to post.

I’m really thankful that this girl (because I don’t want to give her name away) coz now I have a model at least till I find my ground.

It would be nice to know your thoughts 🙂

Keep smiling always.

Amanda

 

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Pongal Celebrations in College (Indian Harvest Festival)

Hey guys,

Recently in India we celebrated the harvest festival. It is the day that we give thanks to the earth for giving us the food that we get everyday. In college, we celebrated the festival called pongal- which is what the harvest festival is called in Tamil Nadu. Traditionally on this day we keep pongal, which is a delicacy made from rice in a pot and then distribute it to others. In college, every department had to set up their own fire and cook the rice.

These are some photographs that of the festival.

Pongal Harvest Festival ( Traditional Pot)
Pongal Harvest Festival ( Traditional Pot)
Pongal Harvest Festival ( Traditional fire)
Pongal Harvest Festival ( Traditional fire)
Pongal Harvest Festival ( Sugarcane )
Pongal Harvest Festival ( Sugarcane )
Pongal Harvest Festival
Pongal Harvest Festival
Pongal Harvest Festival
Pongal Harvest Festival

Oh by the way, I did take a lot more pictures of people as students and faculty were asked to come in traditional attire- a saree for girls and veshti for the boys. I cannot post those pictures as I do not want to put up friends pictures on the internet.

Do you have a harvest festival in your country? Write to me in the comments.

Keep Smiling Always.

Amanda

 

 

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Watercolor Painting B&W

Hey guys,  hope you all are doing well.

I recently started using watercolors in my drawing classes and this is the second picture that I did using it. Watercolors is much more easier to use than acrylic colors but of course both of them are completely different in technique, medium everything.

DISCLAIMER: This drawing is a replica (or so I have tried) of a picture I found of google images. This is may painting but not my imagination or original work.

Watercolor Black and White Painting
Watercolor Black & White Painting Girl

 

This was part of the abstract paintings that  my drawing teacher wanted me to try. Although this is not completely abstract- its much easier to not use skin tones and try to find a match.

Materials used: Any convenient paint brush/es, artists’ grade watercolors, handmade paper/ watercolor paper/ canson sheets and water

Colours used: Black and water to reduce the value.

Brand: Camel Artists’ Water Colour Cakes-  18 Shades.

Have you guys used watercolors before? What are your opinions?

Keep Smiling Always.

Amanda.

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Bird on branch Silhouette

Hey guys, hope you doing well.

So finally I got some kind of courage to put  up one of my art work.

I drew or painted this from the tutorial here.

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So this is my second complete painting using acrylic paints.I liked this because it looked pretty simple and not much detail and because it is nature there are no correct designs as nature always changes.

Keep Smiling Always..

Amanda

 

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DIY Handmade Card- Get Well Soon

Recently my cousin was taken to the hospital for a mild heart attack, so I decided to make him a card for his recovery.

I have been getting into calligraphy and doodling so this was something that I made combining both. It is a fauxlligraphy/faux calligraphy based one that I did using a black gel pen.

DIY calligraphy get well soon card
DIY get well soon card
Doodle card heart
Doodle bandaid heart

Since my cousin had a heart problem I drew a heart with a bandaid over it.

Keep Smiling always

Amanda

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Dinnertime

Last night when I was having dinner,  I had an instinct that I should take a photo of the meal. To be honest it was one of those meals that we have at least once a month and everyone in our family waits for this. Its like a standard thing you know? And plus because it was a yummy meal, I could use it someday for a blogpost. But I stupidly pushed that instinct away and tucked into my dinner. Just after I finished dinner I see this challenge pop up and to say I was upset with myself would be an understatement. So this morning we had the leftovers of yesterday’s dinner and the first thing I did was to grab my camera to take a photo.

Pav Bhaji with a slice of lemon

The Pav is a kind of bread and the Bhaji is like potato mash with masalas.

This is a part of the weekly photo challenge

Keep Smiling Always

Amanda

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Flower Photographs

Today is Good Friday. Every year we visit churches and do a small prayer. This year my camera accompanied us or rather me.

I like clicking pictures of people but sometimes they are just to conscious so…. I was taking pictures of nature.. well a few flowers .. yellow flowerwhite flowerswhite flowergreen leaf flowerflowerspink flower

Keep Smiling Always

Amanda