Found these in a folder. Found the folder at the back of a stack of books in the bookshelf. Was originally searching for the marriage certificate.

Art Artwork Drawings by Naina.co Artist Photographer Old

The bookmarks above were cut by hand using a blade – white on blue and blue on white. Do you know where the paper is from? I used to attend a GNIIT course in the 90’s. They had these workbooks / thin textbooks that were plain white on one side and blue on the other. Once I completed the course [ the two year course had already stretched to three ], I hated the thought of giving away the covers with the books to the local “raddi waala”. I tore out each back cover and made a number of these bookmarks.

Art Artwork Drawings by Naina.co Artist Photographer Old

The piece of card above was meant to work as a notecard. It doesn’t fold – the design is drawn – by hand – on recycled art paper and it has been stuck on plain white cartridge paper. Because the ink bled through the art paper. Various shades of blue sketch pens and a silver gel pen were used. I drew freehand with a thin black-tipped pen first and then filled in the color. I made many of these during college. During class and otherwise. I used to give them to friends on birthdays and even sell these to my teachers for further use. Ate a lot of butter-chicken with the money I made. More detail below.

Art Artwork Drawings by Naina.co Artist Photographer Old

Art Artwork Drawings by Naina.co Artist Photographer Old

This is a random blob-doodle as I like to call it. Ball point pen on paper.

Art Artwork Drawings by Naina.co Artist Photographer Old

Art Artwork Drawings by Naina.co Artist Photographer Old

And this one! Slightly frayed and torn top-edge but still there. I’m delighted that the ink has not faded. Drew it with an ink micro-tip. Lots of repetitive lines and small icons repeated over and over in all my designs from those days. A friend from college recently shared this photo of a card I once gave her. I wish I had documented my work from then more carefully. Also, they don’t make sketch-pens like they used to anymore.

Art Artwork Drawings by Naina.co Artist Photographer Old

I still do art – some of what I’ve made is on CrimsonTurquoise.com but it’s not related to the above style – more photographs / collage panoramas. Maybe I will resurrect this style as well on a large canvas.

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