When the same routine of going to office and then back home makes you feel bored, do something creative. A software professional during the day and an artist by the evening, Mohit Negi from Bangalore shares his story with Roots & Leisure about his love for Charcoal Sketching.
Here’s a crisp conversation with the man behind the charcoal sketches.
Share a little details about yourself and what you have been up to?
My name is Mohit Negi and I am from Dehradun, presently working in an IT company here in Bangalore. For the past two years, I have engaged myself in charcoal sketching, painting and have also provided workshops on it. Apart from that, I travel a lot; go for treks, road trips and I’m also into adventure sports.
So how did you get started?
Well, boredom from a monotonous IT job was good enough to spark my interest in this. Being colorblind, I was always interested in black and white images and drawings. This and my love for sketching inspired me to learn more about Charcoal Sketching.
“Being one of the oldest forms of sketching, you don’t get to see much Charcoal Artwork these days. You can say, I’m just trying to create something beautiful out of the carbon fossils.”
“Since the moment I have stumbled upon charcoal and the way it changes the perspective of a painting, I have fallen in love with the proces. Also art being a stress buster, helps me cope with boredom and stress, and also helps me focus.”
Can you single out an item from your work which you are particularly proud of?
The stone wheel sketch taken from the Konark Temple, Orissa is something that represents our country and not many people know the significance about it.