Shirish Deshpande

Artist, Author, Trainer

Let's invoke the Artist within You!

Who am I?

I am a self taught artist living in a very populous city called Pune, in a very populous country called India.

I work in the thriving Indian software industry since two decades. But art is my main passion (apart from family, books, movies, adventure sports and video games, not necessarily in that order).

I am actively involved in fine arts, graphic novels, animated graphic novels, and short film making, I work in several media like pen & inks, watercolors, oil colors, acrylics and digital painting. I sketch and paint various themes like landscapes, figures and urban sketches. I am an active member of the Urban Sketchers community.

I regularly conduct workshops for sketching, and have participated in several exhibitions since 2016. My sketches and paintings are present in private collection in India as well as in other countries.

And now, my three books on the topics of sketching/painting are available on Amazon stores all around the world :-)

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