Inktober – Day Three Entry – What’s your Poison?

Imagine this. A sixteen year old boy. An industrial area and the clock striking fifteen past midnight. No, I am not trying to make you imagine a bad horror movie or thriller movie. That scene was quite common in my teenage years.

There isn’t a point into going into details. At least this post isn’t dedicated to that. A sixteen year old unloading a truck filled to brim with twenty-five kilogram cartos is a quite common sight in India. There isn’t anything special or unique about it. And before you wonder, yes, those two words are different. Ahh, fuck. I just can’t stop showing off, can I? This idiotic rant, well not a rant today, is meant to be my respect for Metal. Yup, we are going there.

So, fifteen past midnight. Twenty-five kilogram cartons and, I’m having trouble remembering the number but I guess they used to be seventy in a fully loaded truck. Now, I am sixteen at that time and I am and I was a bright kid when it came to academics (I’m one of those who generally tops the class, but again that isn’t the point). I had my final exams next day. I was in tenth standard at that time and in India, 10th standard used to be a very big deal. Used to be. I can make it poetic, after all I do know how to write poetry, but that’d be just a pathetic excuse.

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Inktober 2017 – Day One Entry

The official Inktober prompt for today was “Swift,” and I had no intention of drawing a portrait of a stupid pop star by that name. So what else can swift imply, what about a quick sketch. So, here is a quick sketch done in twenty, maybe twenty-five minutes.

Inktober 2017 - Day One - Swift

Ahh, the eyes. The windows to the soul. And maybe the most popular inspiration for poets. Hey, don’t look at me like that (It wasn’t a pathetic attempt at adding all the prompts). I can tell you atleast one hundred poem about eyes from well known poets.

If you were expecting my daily post full of rants, you can find the latest one here, “Nerdvana Revisited.”

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Sketches Done On 10/09/2017

A photograph of a sketchbook and technical faber castell ink pen.

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Well, here I am, with six original sketches, drawing, art work or whatever blows your whistle. Well, five of them are done using pen and ink, my self-proclaimed specialty, and one using color pencils. I guess I still struggle a bit when it comes to working with colors. Hmm, maybe I’ should start working more with them. Oh, and one of these is a very quick sketch, you’ll know which one. I was really pressed for time.

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Pen and Ink Drawing – Landscape Sketchbook #8

Hmm, so dear readers, somehow this last forty five days, I somehow ended up forgetting the fact that the blog is named, “Sketches By Nitesh.” I know, I’m an idiot. Don’t shout. Too much writing and too little sketching. Well, I enjoy both of them equally. Now considering the fact that I focused solely on one story (Which isn’t meant to be a love story), this particular week, I need to catch on my sketchbooks.

Well, to start off this week, here’s one sketch done with equal domination of ink and graphite. My favorite mediums.

Venice canals Sketch - Pen and Ink Drawing

Do let me know what you think of it.

Hmm, how about I tag this with this week’s photo prompt, after all, sketching is my little corner in this world.

Portrait Sketchbook #7


I really love drawing with ink. No doubt about that, right? Hmm, so a while back, one of my friends asked me why I add this hatched lines and not simply try to give more realistic details. Alright, my answer went something like this, “Am I taking a picture or guiding my creativity, huh, you idiot. You can click realistic photos from your smartphone, I’m going to add hatched lines as long as I draw, because it takes skills to know where to add those scratchy hatched lines, idiot.”

See, I told you, I’m quite rude.


Anothe sketch of a girl in trance.

Portrait Sketchbook #6

Well, this one is specifically for you, Vandana. I chose an apt post to link too (another inside joke, I’m quite good at them).

Well, I don’t think I need to say this but I’ll say it nonetheless, I’m a huge Batman fan. Yeah, I know, no shit. After all, I write too dark, think too dark, listen to the music that’s too dark, like to draw in black (I hate working with anything other than pens). So, It wouldn’t have been much of a shock to know I love the whole Batman franchise.

So, what’s Batman without Joker? What is life without challenges? Hey, this sketch gives me an idea, “The necessity of evil.” Well, I’ll write the necessary jargon for evil tomorrow.”  Pinky promise.

Hmm, Joker. so here goes one of the most brilliant lines said by the arch-enemy of our dark knight.

To them, you’re just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these… these civilized people, they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.

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Now I definitely need to write that post.