Sketchbook Sundays With Lokesh Karekar

Sketchbook Sundays With Lokesh Karekar

Sketchbooks are visual diaries which capture the thoughts, ideas and inspiration that drive creative minds.

Today, we’ll recap Kulture Shop’s 5th Sketchbook Sundays event. Previous events featured KS artists Sahil Shah, Hari Panicker & Deepti Nair, Sajid Wajid Shaikh, and Sameer Kulavoor. During every event, we showcase artist works, explore the creative process and offer a short Q&A, followed by a group sketching session. This month’s special guest was Lokesh Karekar (Co-founder of Locopopo Studios, 100% Zine, and Art Directors Club). Want to know more about his background and style? Check out his artist page on our website.

We hosted this month’s Sketchbook Sundays at Anti-Social in Khar and were chuffed by the presence of 100+ attendees generating positive creative vibes. We kicked off the event with a meet and greet session for the attendees, followed by Lokesh Karekar presenting three of his favorite sketchbooks from recent years. One of Lokesh's greatest inspirations is his father, an esteemed art instructor. Here are four works by Mr. Karekar. Lokesh keeps several sketchbooks handy at all times. He experiments with a single medium per sketchbook, exploring form, abstraction, linework, and composition through various character and object studies. His preferred tools include oil pastels for textured linework and thick markers for controlled, bold lines.

Lokesh’s presentation was followed by a Q&A session, after which the crowd put their pens to paper, shared their work, and discussed their creative processes. At Kulture Shop we love to give back and held a lucky draw where three winners were gifted sketchbooks and notebooks. During the sketching session, Lokesh and Kunal Anand (Co-founder & Art/Design Director at Kulture Shop) spent time giving feedback to designers and artists refining their craft. It was great to see fellow Kulture Shop artists Sameer Kulavoor, Sahil Shah, Sajid Wajid Shaikh and Saumin Patel attending in support of Lokesh, inspiring and motivating the young artist community.

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Sketchbooks are our analog diaries and often provide the basis for more evolved artwork. Lokesh showed us his observational sketch of a mango seller (shown above), that inspired the beautiful finished piece ‘AAMBE

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