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Pichwai Painting

Pichwai paintings reflect the classic Indian tradition of Guru-Shishya as the intricacies of this art are passed down through the generations. Creating a Pichwai painting may take several months because of the intricate designs and embroidery work. Initially, Pichwai were painted on handspun starched cotton cloth, using completely organic and natural colors, paints and even brushes. Over time, and with the impact of commercialization, artists have now started using natural as well as acrylic colours to give the atheistic touch to these paintings.

During this Penkraft Online Pichwai Painting course we start with sketching of classic Pichwai objects such as the lotus, the cow, Shrinathji face, the banana & lotus leaves, etc. For the beginners who are not fully confident of directly sketching on the surface, transferring the tracings provided with the course kit, on to the surface is then covered. We then teach shading of these sketches, followed by surface preparation, and then, painting on the surface using acrylic colours. Thereafter, finally, detailing to these figures is covered. The course begins with using Paper as the surface and then progresses to Canvas, round MDF surface, cloth bag, and an MDF Pen-stand. Throughout the course, we keep providing tips and tricks to make your experience rewarding and your knowledge of this art thorough!

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