Saturday, 21 December 2013

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

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Title:                  Jesus Christ

Created By:      Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:            Pencil (Black) 2B,4B,4H,6H, Charcoal

Jesus Quotes:

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.\

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.

Every knee will bend before me, and every tongue shall give glory to God.

I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.

I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?

Quote Reference:  brainyquote

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Superhero Krrish

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Title:                   Superhero Krrish

Created By:      Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:            Pencil (Black) 2B,4B,2H,6H

Description:   Krrish is a series of Indian science fiction and superhero films. (reference)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Lord Shiva

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Title:                  Lord Shiva - Mahadev 

Created By:     Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:           Pencil (Black), 2B,4B,2H,6H , Charcoal


Shiva also known as Mahadeva, Mahesh ("Great God") or Bholenath ("Simple Lord"), is a 
popular Hindu deity and considered the Supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most 
influential denominations in Hinduism. Shiva is regarded as one of the primary forms of 
God, such as one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition, and "the 
Destroyer" or "the Transformer" among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary 
aspects of the divine. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga and arts.

Shiva is usually worshipped in the aniconic form of Lingam. Shiva of the highest level is 
limitless, transcendent, unchanging and formless. However, Shiva also has many benevolent 
and fearsome forms. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient yogi who lives 
an ascetic life on Mount Kailash, as well as a householder with wife Parvati and two sons, 
Ganesha and Kartikeya or as the Cosmic Dancer. In fierce aspects, he is often depicted 
slaying demons. The most recognizable iconographical attributes of the god are a third eye
on his forehead, a snake around his neck, the crescent moon adorning and the river Ganga 
flowing from his matted hair, the trishula as his weapon and the damaru as his 
instrument. (Reference)

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Mother Teresa

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Title:                 Mother Teresa Sketch 

Created By:      Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:           Pencil (Black), 2B,4B,2H,6H


Mother Teresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was a Roman Catholic nun who started the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work with people. For over forty years, she took care of needs of those without money, those who were sick, those without parents, and those dying in Calcutta (Kolkata), guided in part by the ideals of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious  congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; children's and family counseling programmes , orphanages; and schools. Members of the order must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, and the fourth vow, to give "Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor".

In late 2003, she was beatified, the third step toward possible sainthood, giving her the title "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". A second miracle credited to Mother Teresa is required before she can be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was admired by many; in 1999, a poll of Americans ranked her first in Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century. (Reference)

Mother Teresa Quotes:

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We 

must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

Peace begins with a smile.

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

Quote reference: barinyquote

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Gautam Buddha

Gautam Buddha

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Title:                      Gautam Budhha

Created By:         Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:               Pencil (Black), 6H,4H,4B,2B


Gautama Buddha or Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha was a sage.

Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." "Buddha" is also used as a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age. (Reference)

Early Life

According to the most traditional biography, Buddha was born in a royal Hindu family to King Śuddhodana, the leader of Shakya clan, whose capital was Kapilavastu, and who were later annexed by the growing Kingdom of Kosala during the Buddha's lifetime. 

He is said to have been destined by birth to the life of a prince, and had three palaces (for seasonal occupation) built for him. Although more recent scholarship doubts this status, his father, 

said to be King Śuddhodana, wishing for his son to be a great king, is said to have shielded him from religious teachings and from knowledge of human suffering.

Departure and ascetic life

At the age of 29, the popular biography continues, Siddhartha left his palace to meet his subjects. Despite his father's efforts to hide from him the sick, aged and suffering, Siddhartha was said 

to have seen an old man. When his charioteer Channa explained to him that all people grew old, the prince went on further trips beyond the palace. On these he encountered a diseased man, a decaying 

corpse, and an ascetic. These depressed him, and he initially strove to overcome ageing, sickness, and death by living the life of an ascetic

Accompanied by Channa and aboard his horse Kanthaka, Gautama quit his palace for the life of a mendicant. It's said that, "the horse's hooves were muffled by the gods"to prevent guards from knowing of his departure.


According to Buddhism, at the time of his awakening he realized complete insight into the cause of suffering, and the steps necessary to eliminate it. These discoveries became known as the "Four Noble Truths", which are at the heart of Buddhist teaching. Through mastery of these truths, a state of supreme liberation, or Nirvana, is believed to be possible for any being. 

The Buddha described Nirvāna as the perfect peace of a mind that's free from ignorance, greed, hatred and other afflictive states, or "defilements" (kilesas). Nirvana is also regarded as the "end of the world", in that no personal identity or boundaries of the mind remain. In such a state, a being is said to possess the Ten Characteristics, belonging to every Buddha.

Ten characteristics  of a Buddha

thus gone, thus come 
worthy one 
perfectly self-enlightened
perfected in knowledge and conduct 
well gone 
knower of the world 
leader of persons to be tamed 
teacher of the gods and humans 
the Blessed One or fortunate one 

Buddha Quotes:

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to 
Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection tha n you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and 
hurts; it is a sword that kills.

Quote Reference:  Brainyquote 

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Lord Narasimha - Half Lion Half Man

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Title:                  Lord Narasimha - Half Lion Half Man 

Created By:     Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:           pencil 2H,6B, colors, water, ball pen

Description:   Lord Narasimha - Half Llion  Half Man (god)  killing Hiranyakashipu (demon) and protecting devotee Prahlada


It is about god loving child, "Prahlada".  This story is from Bhagvat Purana.

The message from this story is:

  • Faith in God is paramount.
  • God will always prevail.
  • Devotion can be practiced at any time. Age does not matter.
  • Evil will be punished.
  • God saves his devotees


He was the powerful demons of his time. Vishnu (God) has killed his brother so he wanted revenge on Vishnu (God) and his followers.  He undertook many years of austerity and penance to take revenge on Vishnu. Brahma (God) becoming pleased by Hiranyakashipu's austerities. Brahma thus appears before Hiranyakashipu and offers him a boon of his choice. Hiranyakashipu request following:

“O my lord, O best of the givers of benediction, if you will kindly grant me the benediction I desire, please let me not meet death from any of the living entities created by you. Grant me that I not die within any residence or outside any residence, during the daytime or at night, nor on the ground or in the sky. Grant me that my death not be brought by any being other than those created by you, nor by any weapon, nor by any human being or animal. Grant me that I not meet death from any entity, living or nonliving. Grant me, further, that I not be killed by any demigod or demon or by any great snake from the lower planets. Since no one can kill you in the battlefield, you have no competitor. Therefore, grant me the benediction that I too may have no rival. Give me sole lordship over all the living entities and presiding deities, and give me all the glories obtained by that position. Furthermore, give me all the mystic powers attained by long austerities and the practice of yoga, for these cannot be lost at any time”

His wife Kayadu was pregnant during this time and moved to Sage Narada's ashram she lived there and learned about religion and the glory of Vishnu from him. Prahlada within her womb absorbed knowledge.


Prahlada  born to  Hiranyakashipu  and kayadu, an evil king. He had become devotee of Vishnu(God).  Hiranyakashipu  ordered everyone to worship him and obey him. Prahlad disobeyed his father’s order.

Despite several warnings from his father Hiranyakashipu, Prahlada continues to worship Vishnu instead of him. His father then decided to commit filicide and poison him, but he survived. Then he trampled the boy with elephants, but he lived. Then he put him in a room with venomous snakes, and they made a bed for him with their bodies.  
Holika, the sister of Hiranyakashipu, was blessed in that she could not be hurt by fire. Hiranyakashipu finally puts Prahlada on the lap of Holika as she sits on a pyre. Prahlad prays to Vishnu to keep him safe. Holika burns to death as Prahlada is unscathed. This event is celebrated as the Hindu festival of Holi.

How god Vishnu had come in Narasimha avatar to protect Prahlada 

Hiranyakashipu furious at the devotion of his son to Vishnu(god) who had killed his brother.  Prahlad refuses to acknowledge his father as the supreme lord of the universe and claims that Vishnu is all-pervading and omnipresent. Hiranyakashipu points to a nearby pillar and asks if 'his Vishnu' is in it:

"O most unfortunate Prahlad, you have always described a supreme being other than me, a supreme being who is above everything, who is the controller of everyone, and who is all-pervading. But where is He? If He is everywhere, then why is He not present before me in this pillar?”

Prahlada  then answers “He is in pillars, and he is in the smallest twig, he is everywhere”  Hiranyakashipu, unable to control his anger, smashes the pillar with his mace, and following a tumultuous sound, Vishnu in the form of Narasimha appears from it and moves to attack Hiranyakashipu. in defense of Prahlada .

In order to kill Hiranyakashipu and not upset the boon given by Brahma, the form of Narasimha is chosen. Hiranyakashipu can not be killed by human, deva or animal. Narasimha is neither one of these as he is a form of Vishnu incarnate as a part-human, part-animal. He comes upon Hiranyakashipu at twilight (when it is neither day nor night) on the threshold of a courtyard (neither indoors nor out), and puts the demon on his thighs (neither earth nor space). Using his sharp fingernails (neither animate nor inanimate) as weapons, he disembowels and kills the demon.


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Beautiful Woman Sketch

Sketch Details:

Title:                   Beautiful Woman Sketch 

Created By:      Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:            Pencil (Black), 2H,4B,Charcoal


The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Dante Alighieri 

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
-Albert Camus 

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
-David Hume 

For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
-Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
-Adlai E. Stevenson 

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
-Anne Roiphe 

Quote reference: barinyquote

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. - The Activist and African - American Leader

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Title:                   Martin Luther King, Jr. -  The Activist And African - American Leader 

Created By:      Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:            Pencil (Black), 6H,4B,4B,Charcoal


Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 15th January, 1929. Both his father and grandfather were Baptist preachers who had been actively involved in the civil rights movement.

King graduated from Morehouse College in 1948. After considering careers in medicine and law, he entered the ministry. While studying at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, King heard a lecture on Mahatma Gandhi and the nonviolent civil disobedience campaign that he used successfully against British rule in India.
Over the next few months King read several books on the ideas of Gandhi, and eventually became convinced that the same methods could be employed by blacks to obtain civil rights in America. He was particularly struck by Gandhi's words: "Through our pain we will make them see their injustice". King was also influenced by Henry David Thoreau and his theories on how to use nonviolent resistance to achieve social change.

After his marriage to Coretta Scott, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church inMontgomery, Alabama. In Montgomery, like most towns in the Deep South, buses were segregated. On 1st December, 1955, Rosa Parks, a middle-aged tailor's assistant, who was tired after a hard day's work, refused to give up her seat to a white man.

After the arrest of Rosa Parks, King and his friends, Ralph David Abernathy, Edgar Nixon, and Bayard Rustinhelped organize protests against bus segregation. It was decided that black people in Montgomery would refuse to use the buses until passengers were completely integrated. King was arrested and his house was fire-bombed. Others involved in the Montgomery Bus Boycott also suffered from harassment and intimidation, but the protest continued.

For thirteen months the 17,000 black people in Montgomery walked to work or obtained lifts from the small car-owning black population of the city. Eventually, the loss of revenue and a decision by the Supreme Court forced the Montgomery Bus Company to accept integration. and the boycott came to an end on 20th December, 1956. (Reference)

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes:

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. 

When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. 

A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated  individuals.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.

We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.

Seeing is not always believing.

Quote Reference:  brainyqoute

Friday, 11 January 2013

Swami Vivekananda - A Spiritual Genius

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Title:                   Swami Vivekananda - A Spiritual Genius

Created By:      Divyesh Lappawala

Medium:            Pencil (Black), 6H,4B,2B


A spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power, Vivekananda crammed immense labor and achievement into his short life, 1863-1902. Born in the Datta family of Kolkata, the youthful Vivekananda embraced the agnostic philosophies of the Western mind along with the worship of science. (Reference)

Swami Vivekanand's Quotes:

When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state. 

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. 

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. 

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. 

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. 

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them. 

External nature is only internal nature writ large.

Don't look back—forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience—then alone can great deeds be accomplished

Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore, make your own future.

Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak.

Quote Reference:  brainyqoute