Neo Bengal Folk Art Male Portraits Exploration
I am delighted to have the opportunity to showcase my Neo Bengal Folk Art Portraits with you. My artistic journey began with the desire to explore Bengal Folk Art Faces in a contemporary style. I started with rough pencil sketches in my sketchbook, and after seeing their potential, I experimented with ink brush strokes. Eventually, I digitized the illustrations using Adobe Illustrator and shared them on my social media platform, Instagram. The positive response from my audience has been truly inspiring and encouraged me to create a series of evolved illustrations.​​​​​​​
Introducing Neo Bengal Folk Art - a modern take on Bengal Pattachitra, inspired by Jamini Roy's work. My Illustrations feature thick and thin outlines, vivid colors, and intricate motifs. I aim to bridge the gap between the old and new, honouring our cultural heritage and pushing the boundaries of creativity.
Uncovering the unsung heroes of India's freedom struggle 🇮🇳 Today, we honor the legendary poet, activist, and freedom fighter, #MahakaviSubramaniaBharathiyar 🎨 In this illustration, we pay homage to the brilliant mind who used his pen as a weapon for social change. With powerful poems that inspired the masses, Bharathiyar played a pivotal role in India's fight for independence. Let's raise a toast to the legacy of this true patriot who will forever be remembered as a hero of the Indian freedom struggle.
Miao Gong Fang dolls are traditional, handmade figurines made by the Miao people of southern China, highly valued by collectors worldwide. Each doll tells a story, reflecting Miao culture and heritage. Used in festivals, ceremonies, and rituals, they are thought to bring luck and prosperity and are given as gifts for special occasions.

I love Miao Gong Fang Sha Mi Monk Doll Collection. I have gifted these dolls to many as a talisman for luck & prosperity. Authentic dolls are only found in Singapore Markets.
Meet the Gandharvas of Hindu mythology - celestial beings associated with creativity, music, and dance. With bird heads and human bodies, these magical figures are part of Indra's divine assembly. Revered for their inspiration and artistry, this whimsical illustration captures the beauty of these divine beings.What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
Bringing the rich cultural heritage of West Bengal to your screens! Today, I'm sharing an illustration of Kaal Bhairav, the revered deity at the Kathmandu Temple, in the NEO BENGAL FOLK ART style. This unique form of Indian Folk Art is known for its vibrant colors, intricate details, and captivating storytelling. Get a glimpse into the divine with this stunning illustration of the face of Kaal Bhairav.
The concept of Cupid, the Roman god of love, dates back to ancient Roman mythology, which is believed to have originated around the 3rd century BC. The image of Cupid as a chubby, winged baby shooting arrows of love is a later development that became popular during the Renaissance era in Europe. Today, Cupid remains a popular symbol of love and romance in Western culture.
Born as a parrot, Shuka overheard Lord Shiva revealing the secret of immortality. Fearing for his life, he fled into the womb of Vyasa's wife. After 12 years of bearing the burden, Lord Krishna arrived and granted Shuka the freedom from attachment and eligibility for moksha.
The Epic of #Ramayan introduces us to the fierce & wise Jambavan. This bear king is known for his immense strength and loyalty, always willing to help those in need. Jambavan offers valuable advice to Lord Rama and Lakshman on their journey to rescue Sita and defeats the demon king Ravana. He fights alongside them, using his skills to protect them from harm. Jambavan’s wisdom, bravery and unwavering loyalty serve as an inspiration to us all. Even today, in the southern part of India, a skilled, wise, brave, loyal leader is called a Jambavan, King of all.
"Blessed to be surrounded by the radiant energy of Bodhisattva Maitreya. This beloved figure, revered in both Hinduism and Buddhism, embodies the ideals of compassion, wisdom, and selflessness. In this depiction, Maitreya is seen with a gentle smile, representing his boundless love and generosity towards all beings. May we all strive to embody the spirit of Maitreya in our daily lives. 

In Hinduism, Maitreya is not a well-known figure, but he is sometimes mentioned as a future avatar of the god Vishnu, who will appear on Earth to restore order and peace. In Indian Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who has pledged to postpone his own enlightenment until he can help all sentient beings reach enlightenment.
Discover the captivating story of Velpari, the ancient Tamil ruler of Parambu nādu. He was known for his benevolence, patronage of art and literature, and was remembered as one of the Kadai ēzhu vallal (the last seven great patrons) in Tamil literature. Despite the expansion of the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas, Velpari refused to give in to their siege and his bravery in the face of adversity is a testament to his unwavering spirit. Velpari's generosity and kindness was so great that he even gave away his chariot to support a struggling plant. Despite a long and arduous war, enemies begged for Velpari's life, and he chose to sacrifice himself with a sword. This illustration celebrates the life and legacy of Velpari, a true patron of the arts and a symbol of Tamil heritage. 
The Monkey King - Sun Wukong - The Chinese Hanuman 🐵
Hanuman is a prominent figure in Hindu mythology, while Sun Wukong is a central character in Chinese mythology.
While these two figures come from different cultural traditions, there are some similarities between them.
"Introducing my latest creation - a stunning Neo Bengal Folk Art Portrait of a Buta Kola Dancer! 🎨🌟 Buta Kola is a traditional folk art form from the coastal region of Karnataka, India. It's a unique blend of dance, music, and drama, often performed during religious festivals and other cultural celebrations. The performers, known as Buta Kola artists, wear elaborate costumes and masks that represent different characters from Hindu mythology.
The Common Man, a character created by Indian cartoonist R.K. Laxman in 1951, has become an iconic symbol of India's middle-class. Laxman used The Common Man to comment on issues faced by ordinary citizens, such as corruption, bureaucracy, and social inequality. The character represents the hopes, fears, and struggles of the masses, making him relatable to people from all walks of life. The Common Man's popularity stems from his ability to convey complex ideas in a simple and humorous way, making him an integral part of Indian culture and a symbol of the country's resilience and spirit.
Legend says that Mahishasura was a strong demon with the power of a thousand elephants. He was so proud that he thought he couldn't lose, so he challenged the gods to a fight. Fearing for their safety, the gods combined their powers to make the goddess Durga. Durga fought Mahishasura for nine days and killed him on the tenth day, which is known as Vijayadashami or Dussehra.
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