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'The Past is the Past' by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'The Past is the Past'
Graphite and Charcoal drawing titled 'The Past is the Past'. Which Is my first completed large A1 (594x841mm) drawing and took about 130 hours over 20 days to complete.
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Private commission for 'Rani Jande' of her father by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Private commission for 'Rani Jande' of her father
Private commissioned portrait for a client named 'Rani Jande' which is of her late Father In Law, which was a gift for her Husband on fathers day. 
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Private commission for 'Rani Jande' of her Mother by Pen-Tacular-Artist
Private commission for 'Rani Jande' of her Mother
Private commissioned portrait for a client named 'Rani Jande' which is of her late Mother In Law, which was a gift for her Husband on fathers day. 
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'Baba Banda Singh Bahadur' portrait by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'Baba Banda Singh Bahadur' portrait

Portrait of the Sikh military commander 'Baba Banda Singh Bahadur', Which is for the 300th anniversary of his martydom in june 2016. Graphite and Charcoal Drawing and It took about 100+ hours over 10 days on A2 (420x594mm) paper.Prints are available to purchase, email me at pentaculrartist@yahoo.co.uk.

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Baba Banda Singh Bahadur (27 October 1670 – 9 June 1716) was a great Sikh military commander. He was born in October 1670 in a Rajput family in the State of Kashmir. He was named Lachman Dev. As a child he was very fond of horse riding, martial art, hunting and was expert in use of bow and arrow and other weapons used in wars at that time.

At age 15 he left home to become an ascetic, and established a monastery at Nanded, Where in September 1708 he was visited by, and became a disciple of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who gave him the new name of Banda Singh Bahadur. Guru Gobind Singh taught him the basic principles of Sikhsim and baptised him.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji then sent Banda Singh on a mission to Punjab to punish the guilty and cruel Mughal rulers of the time. By this point Guru Ji's entire family had been martyed by the Mughal empire, including the execution of his 2 younger sons 'Zarowar Singh' aged 9, and 'Fateh Singh' aged 7 in 1705 A.D. By the orders of the Mughal ruler Wazir Khan, who ordered that they be bricked up alive. Even by the cruelty of those times, this was seen as especially barbaric even by Some of Mughal rulers at the time who protested the order.

He was also provided with five brave Sikhs as advisors and necessary weapons. Baba Banda Singh was soon joined by thousands of Sikhs and Armed with the blessing and authority of Guru Gobind Singh, he assembled a fighting force and led the struggle against the Mughal Empire. Unfortunately Guru Gobind Singh Ji passed away in 1708, but by 1709. Bhanda Singh 
Bahadur had won countless battles and had started establishing his authority in Punjab.

Within a short span of time, Sikhs under Baba Banda Singh’s leadership put an end to life of many tyrant rulers. But on 12 May 1710 at the battle of 'Chappar Chiri ' the Sikhs fought and won a crucial battle. In doing so they had captured the notorius 'Wazir Khan' (kneeling down), the Governor of Sirhind, who was responsible for the martyrdom of the two youngest sons of Guru Gobind Singh. He was then executed and Bhanda singh Bahadurs Promise to Guru Gobind Singh ji had been fullfilled.

By now Banda Singh captured large part of Punjab and established Sikh rule there, He also minted coins in the name of Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh. In the meantime, Faruksiyar became Delhi’s emperor. Angered by defeat at the hands of Banda Singh and Sikh forces, he sent a large force from Delhi and mobilised from elsewhere in Punjab to defeat and capture Banda Singh.

Sikhs were surrounded by large number of Mughal forces in the fortress of Gurdas Nagal. They fought valiantly but due to depleting ration, they ultimately became too weak to fight with the enemies. Ultimately, the brave general Banda Singh Bahadur was arrested along with seven hundred Sikh soldiers and brought to Delhi, after eight months. Inside the fortress,

In Delhi, they were insulted and paraded and were tortured and killed publicly. After an ordeal of about three months, Baba Banda Singh was killed in one of the most cruel manners in the history of mankind on June 9,1716. His four year old son Ajai Singh was put to death in front of him. His liver was thrusted into Banda Singh’s mouth. Finally, Banda was put to death mercilessely by pincing the flesh from his body, bit by bit, with means of hot pincers. His eyes were pulled out and his feet were chopped off.

With the martyrdom of Banda singh Bahadur, Khalsa leadership was taken up by new warriors like Baba Deep Singh, Jassa Singh Ramgarhia, Jassa Singh Ahluwalia. And within ninety years, Mahraja Ranjit Singh had established the Sikh kingdom in northern India.

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'JON SNOW' Game of Thrones by Pen-Tacular-Artist
'JON SNOW' Game of Thrones

Graphite and Charcoal Drawing of 'Game of Thrones,  which is of my all time favourite episodes Hardhome' in season 5. This is my first Fanart artwork since 2013, as over the last 2-3 years most of my artwork has been pretty serious and thought provoking, so i thought i would do something that is a bit more fun.

This particular fanart is of the main character 'Jon Snow' (right) at the battle of 'Hardhome'. The full version has the leader of the White Walkers the Knights king on the opposite side which is here :thumb611948043:

Theres so many incredible episodes and scenes from Game of thrones that i would love to draw in the future including the latest episode, 'the Door', hopefully i'll have time to do more in the future..

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Raj
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United Kingdom
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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awesomegal2 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Just found your profile. I really love your work. When you begin a piece how long does it (on average) take from start to end? Thanks and brilliant work.
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LoKIMOOn1000 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Happy birthday!Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday 
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JBRonel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
happy birthday but you got skills 
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untuox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Happy Birthday!!!
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
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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.
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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!
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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 :)
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Konos-P Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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TaleOfACat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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