That day when Sharapova came to class at HBS, got to sketch her post class and then autograph it after the next class. I tried asking her out coz “Never miss an opportunity to score” – That’s What She (Sharapova) Said. Not! But she did say she like it 🙂
“Who says you can’t do art in business formals?” – The MINT gallery in Atlanta was moving from its current home and opened their walls to people for a day to create something. Rushed from an official visit (hence the formals) and decided to leave behind something Indian – what better image than the Taj. Sketched in 15 min with whatever little charcoal and wall-space was left at the gallery, but with much more love for my country 🙂
Two legends, both giving a talk at HBS within a span of 10 days, quite normal. How to make it more than normal – gifting them their charcoal portraits (of albeit their younger versions) and getting them autographed. Luckily all of that did happen, all thanks to HBS!
For those who are unaware, these are –
- Dr. Kamal Haasan – a celebrated South Indian actor who played the lead actor in one of the only two Indian films included by TIME in its top 100 films of the 20th Century (Nayagan). The portrait includes two of my favourite quotes from his films.
- Sir Alex Ferguson – arguably one of the best football managers of one of the best football clubs (soccer clubs for those in USA) in the world with a career spanning 26 years, 38 trophies and of course, he’s knighted! The best a ManU fan can get 🙂
Back to cases and midterms!
Created to “commemorate” (for lack of a better word) my idol’s 41st b’day this January, 2014.
So happens that I actually walked past his house a week after creating this. Was hitting myself for not having carried this with me and for disbelieving that I was actually walking past the Dravids’ home in Bangalore.
8th time lucky, perhaps?