Fruit seller in summer

line and wash sketch of a fruit seller

A banana seller and his cart. Thankfully, in this sweltering heat, there are bananas and mangoes, fruits that hydrate the body. Bananas are the best antidote for acid reflux and a great summer snack.

A line and wash sketch with a black gel pen and Camel Artists’ Water Colours.

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Shoulder yoke

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A man using a carrying pole to transport earthen vessels on the streets of Calcutta (Kolkata). The yoke is balanced on his shoulder with an evenly distributed load suspended from each end on either side. The yoke is made of bamboo or wood and the ropes or strings are made of coir or coconut fibre. The carrying pole can be transported within a motorized vehicle and so a vendor can come from a village afar and sell his wares where he wants to.

A line and wash sketch using a black gel pen and water colour paints.

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Where have all the buses gone?

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An overcrowded bus and a queue of waiting commuters….

Sketch of a blue and yellow privately-owned bus that ply on the roads of Calcutta (Kolkata). During the office hours, passengers may barely get a foothold and some of them just cling to the vehicle somehow to arrive at their destinations.

Drawn with Pentel Energel 0.5 mm black gel pen and Camel Artists Water Colours…

 

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Another crowded bus stop scene. The translator, a slow mover, is behind everyone else. He fails to secure a foothold and misses the bus!

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