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'Bhagat Puran Singh' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'Bhagat Puran Singh'

This is a Graphite and Charcoal portrait of 'Bhagat Puran Singh' who passed away in 1992. Who founded 'Pingalwara' which is a house for destitutes in Amritsar in northern Indian state of Punjab. It took about 90+ hours over 8 days on A2 (420x594mm) paper.

Pingalwara was founded informally in year 1924 by a then 19-year-old Ramji Das who later became famous as Bhagat Puran Singh. Currently Pingalwara has facilities for 1080 patients who are fed, housed and looked after thanks to generous support of various philanthropists.

The main branch houses the Administrative Complex, A Female ward, Children's ward, Rehabilitation Centre, Printing Press, Dispensary, Medical Lab, Dental Centre and the Common Kitchen. Pingalwara also operates a free drug dispensary, a blood bank, a shelter for intellectually disabled children and a free primary school in a slum area in Amritsar city. Poor and abandoned children raised by Pingalwara are helped re-establish themselves in society at completion of their school education. An ambulance and a basic operation room is available for trauma care of accident victims.

Pingalwara now has branches in Jalandhar, Sangrur, Chandigarh, Goindwal and Manawala (Amritsar district).

'Guru Gobind Singh Ji' and 'Baba Ajit Singh Ji' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'Guru Gobind Singh Ji' and 'Baba Ajit Singh Ji'
This is an alternative version (baby has a turban now) of my Sikh artwork of the tenth Guru, 'Guru Gobind Singh Ji' and his eldest son 'Baba Ajit Singh'. I originally done this last year but as it was 'Guru Gobind Singh Ji' birthday recently I thought i would upload this alternative version to celebrate this. The drawing is A2 (420x594mm) and was done with grapite and charcoal and took 100+ hours over 12 days. 

Guru Gobind Singh Ji, had 4 sons in total who were all martyred at a young age. So this drawing was quite emotional for me as it is a father and son piece trying to capture the love between parent and child. This depicition of Guru Gobind Singh is when he is quite young at the age of 22, when he had his first son 'baba ajit Singh' who is supposed to be about 6 months old in this drawing. 

All four of Guru Gobind Singh Ji's sons were martyred. 'Two of his sons, the eldest and second eldest were martyred, fighting at the battle of Chamkaur in 1704. With 'Baba Ajit Singh' being 18 years old and his younger brother 'Jujhar Singh' only being 14 years old.  And a few month later in 1705 Guru Gobind Singh's youngest sons 'Zarowar Singh' aged 9, and 'Fateh Singh' aged 7 were executed by the moghul rulers. And Guru Gobind Singh Ji's died a few years later in 1708 at the age of 41.
'Eye' Graphite and Charcoal drawing by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'Eye' Graphite and Charcoal drawing
A Graphite and Charcoal drawing of the human eye. Which i done so that i could understand the anatomy of the human eye better in order to make my future portraits more realistic.
Private commission 'Jasvir Singh' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Private commission 'Jasvir Singh'
Private commissioned portrait for a client named 'Jasvir Singh' of his Son which was for his 1st birthday. 
Private commission for 'Sukhi kaur Dohil' 2 by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Private commission for 'Sukhi kaur Dohil' 2
Private commissioned portrait for a client named 'Sukhi kaur Dohil' of her late Grandad 'Sardar Faqir Singh', which was a gift for her grandmother. 


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Before i give my life story i just wanted to highligtht that my drawings will mainly consist of graphite. And will encompass a wide variety of different 'fanart' especially sci-fi, games and comic book characters,aAs well as traditioal portraits (which is not my strong point yet).

Now for my life story. I have been drawing and loved art for as long as i can remember and graduated with a degree in 'Product Design' 13 years ago. And I also had my comics strip published in a national U.K newspaper when i was only 15. But for reasons that are way to complicated to go into here, i abruptly stopped drawing. And all self belief and confidence in my drawing abilties vanished which left me having no interest in art or design and I subsequently did not draw for a full 11 years.

But in mid 2012 i had an urge to draw again so opicked up my bic biro pen and haven't really stopped. And I loved using all types of pen's (hence my name) to draw, with my favourite pens originally being 'bic pens', 'magic markers' and 'rotring isograph pens'. But haveing started using graphite in sept 2012, it has now overtaken them and has now become my favourite medium to use.

I am only now at a point (since my spiderman drawing) where i should have been, due to neglecting my skills for 11 years. But i am making up for lost time and drawing every day and will not be happy till my work is up to the standard of some other incredible artists on DA, like 'Angelstorm-82' . So to all the other amazing artist on here thanks for the inspiration that you give me.

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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Raj, your art is simply awesome. Magnificent! Adding to my watch as its pleasure to see material such as this.
Casket-Indigo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Your pieces are spectacular. I'm in awe, I love the drastic range of tones you use. c: Well done!
KimCur Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice gallery. :) I invite you to my gallery. :) watch me if you like my art :)
Konos-no-Korosu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
TaleOfACat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
aurelia-acc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :)
untuox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
I wish you a Happy Birthday!
ChrisWoottonArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday , I hope you have a great day. :party: :cake:
Simbalonso Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday :cake: :party: :woohoo:
(I know it's one day early, but oh well)
BlackSkeletonGirl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
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