Behind the Black-n-White portraits


Behind the Black-n-White portraits

The passion leads to perfection – This anonymously said quote fits Saajan Sukhwal, a budding artist of Udaipur whose charcoal portraits narrate their own stories of various expressions and thoughts.

 
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Behind the Black-n-White portraits

The passion leads to perfection – This anonymously said quote fits Saajan Sukhwal, a budding artist of Udaipur whose charcoal portraits narrate their own stories of various expressions and thoughts.

After seeing Saajan’s artwork it’s surprising to know how a burnt wooden leftover (Charcoal) can be used to draw magnificent art.

Behind the Black-n-White portraits

Behind the Black-n-White portraits

25-year-old Saajan derived his interest in art in early age and started making pencil sketches. Born and brought up in the old city area of Ambapol, which is also a hot spot for foreign tourists. Saajan is indulged in tourism business, while his forefathers used to serve crown ship of Mewar as Durbaris.

Art was nowhere in the family, but Saajan has a keen interest in visual art form but never thought that this will gradually transform his life. In 2006, when Saajan used to sketch art with pencil, a German client induced him to start drawing with charcoal.

Explaining complications of this very art Saajan said, “While using charcoal on paper, once applied cannot be changed or removed with erasers and artist had to re-start from zero, while in pencil art, both erasers and pencil are used simultaneously.”

Behind the Black-n-White portraits

In his nearly 500 artworks created till date, different sizes include a normal A4 printer paper to 4.5 feet large paper. “It takes almost 10-12 hrs to complete one such painting divided over 10 days”, he said.

“I had made many portraits in past 7 years mostly were the faces of renounced individuals, but since 2-3 years has been working on theme based portrait”, said Saajan Sukhwal.

Behind the Black-n-White portraits

After receiving suggestions from his German client and bit of technical knowhow from other sources, Saajan deeply involved with dual color art and has drawn hundreds of faces and portraits on varied themes.

Apart from mastering the splendid art Saajan has high apprehension towards weaker sects of society, especially kids and their education, same has been a theme on which Saajan Sukhwal is working at present.

Explaining further, Saajan said “I am planning to hold an exhibition cum sale of the 25 best works I did and the raised funds will be used for the education of deprived kids.”

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