Saurabh Turakhia’s sketches of celebrities caught our eye on twitter and we decided to profile him on Art Scene India. To feature here, we selected portraits of Sachin Tendulkar, Farooque Shaikh and the 'uncommon' man whose every move makes the news, Arvind Kejriwal!
Here’s what Saurabh has to say about his art, “I have been particularly intrigued by the magic that expressions of the face can create and I have done several portrait paintings/sketches of prominent personalities.” He sketches on paper using poster paints with water and has also done some digital portraits. He does not follow any grid methods and paints directly on paper, without a sketch.
These have been done on A3 paper using poster colour and water; Year - 2014
A young, passionate artist sketching and painting in his free time, Saurabh learnt art in his school days under Dahisar-based Mrs. Soparkar, an artist who prepared many aspirants for their elementary and intermediate examinations. Since then, art remained a passive activity for him till 2008. Post 2008, he was inclined more strongly towards art and started sketching actively and then explored how to paint, on his own. He also worked under caricature artist Mr. Vivek Thakkar for a period of six months. Aspiring to be a full-fledged artist, he’s working towards it. You can see more of Saurabh Turakhia’s works here