Color Pencil Drawing: Mahatma Gandhi Portrait

The colour pencil can be at its best use while making the sketches of a landscape. But an experienced artist would exploit the maximum richness of this medium while drawing a portrait, too. A drawing with coloured pencil would inject decency and richness in the art-piece. “Drawing is the probity of art”, that is what Jean Ingress, the well-known artists of nineteenth century said.

Advantages of Using Colour Pencil

Colored pencils are very much useful for making portraits because it is very convenient to blend these colors with each other. This light-weight and portable medium of painting and drawing is a wonderful companion of a budding artist. As we can buy the coloured pencils in superior pigmentation, we can explore the wider possibilities of painting and drawing with it.

As these colored pencils can be used on medium toothed paper and on the smooth surface, too; a student or an artist can find it more convenient in using with added freedom. It would be almost similar to pastel colours; so the pencil colours can be placed one upon another, layer upon layer, to create a required tone.

Pencil Drawings of Celebrities. Colour Pencil portraits of great men and women. Paintings of Heroes.

Gandhi, a Saintly Being: If you want to remember the concept of great human beings of the world; if you want to speak about truth and no-violence; if you want to know about the bloodless freedom movement of India; you would certainly remember one name: Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi Portrait Final Version, originally uploaded byreesmeister2002.

Mahatma Gandhi : Person Born in India (1869), Mahatma Gandhi is a person who hardly needs any introduction. His teaching, his love for every person on the earth, and his unshakable faith in non-violence were the aspects, which has made him so unique person. He is believed to be the man of the millennium. The weapon of non-violence was used for the first time in the world. And it the non-violent movement led by Mahatma Gandhi and his followers succeeded in making India a free nation.

The Portrait: The colour pencil portrait of Mahatma Gandhi shown here is on Bristol Paper. The colours used in this pencil drawing are of the different shades of warm gray and the white. The artistic shading on the face area and wonderful colouring of the background have given the portrait a firm look. In this portrait the artist has used the directional shading with colour pencil. The adjustment of pressure given on pencil while shading is superbly in control. Along using relaxed approach while drawing, the shading work has enabled the artist to create such strong dimensional effect in the final portrait. The back and forth movement of pencil along with its turn at the end of a stroke is very well done here. If we can maintain due control on the tip of the pencil and keep the perspective in mind, the final outcome would be like this beautiful pencil drawing.

Mahatma Gandhi in south Africa (1893 - 1914)

He had studied law in England. When he went to South Africa for practicing as a lawyer, he encountered the evils of apartheid regime there. As he had love for every being in his heart, he could not bear the rules and regulations practiced by the then British rulers of South Africa. He encouraged the people and conducted civil disobedience movement in South Africa. He was able get support of the local people, as his cause was noble and the modus operandi of work non-violent.

Freedom Movement of India and Mahatma Gandhi (1915 - 1947)

When he returned to India in 1915, the movement of freedom of India was in the hands of the leaders like Gopal Krishna Gokhle and Pandit Motilal Nehru. Most of the leaders were of very senior in age. He met all the great leaders of the time and took their guidance. Within no time, M. K. Gandhi became a popular leader in India.

He was man of the masses; he was a saintly being. So was his charisma, such was his personality that the greatest warriors of the world felt powerless before his subtle smile of love and affection for the human race.

He fought against the rules and regulations of British Raj, but he never professed hatred against the British people ruling over India. His approach was very human. He believed that “One should not lose faith in humanity. The humanity is like a big ocean. Some of the drops in an ocean might be dirty, but that does not make the whole ocean dirty.”

Mahatma Gandhi is rightly known as father of the nation of India.

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