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This Artist’s Quirky #100DaysofBangalore Sketches Will Make You Fall in Love with the City Again

From Koshy’s and Airlines Hotel, to Blossom Book Store and Nandi Hills — Shikha Nambiar, a Bengaluru-based freelance illustrator has sketched some of the most iconic landmarks of the city, and they looks absolutely brilliant.

And the best part is that these aren’t just the landmarks that you’d find in a Bengaluru guide book. One look at the sketches posted on her Facebook and Instagram pages and you can tell that the artist has experienced the essence of these places to be able to draw them so vividly.

Day 91/100 – Madiwala market is located on the road that connects Koramanagala and Sarjapur Road to Hosur Road. It is…

Posted by Sunny Skies Starry Eyes on Saturday, August 6, 2016

The images are a part of her series named #100DaysOfBangaloreByChica that she started under the 100 days project — a creativity project in which people from anywhere in the world can participate.

And they are required to do one particular creative exercise, every day for 100 days.

Day 26/100 – When I first moved to the city, The Hole in the Wall Café was the most famous place for an English…

Posted by Sunny Skies Starry Eyes on Saturday, May 14, 2016

“I put my art up for sale during exhibitions like Kitsch Mandi, and I started putting up my postcards for sale. People who dropped by the stall would ask me if I had any Bangalore related postcards. I would feel very bad then because it seemed so obvious, I’ve lived in Bangalore for so long and I haven’t illustrated my city. So then, I thought that the #100Days would be a useful visual guide to the city,” said Shikha who moved to the city five years ago.

She began working on the project in April and is currently sketching her hundredth dedication to the city.

Day 40/100 – Airlines Hotel is a landmark eatery that is about 50 years old. I was introduced to it through a friend -…

Posted by Sunny Skies Starry Eyes on Saturday, May 28, 2016

“Bangalore has so many places that are worth capturing through art. And whenever I walk down the streets I feel like I missed this, that and the other thing! So, let’s wait and watch whether the project ends with just 100 drawings because I want to carry this on till its #365DaysofBangalore,” she said when talking about the fact that the project is about to end soon.

Have a look at some of her work:

Day 54/100 – St. Mary’s Basilica is among the oldest churches in Bangalore and can be seen towering over the…

Posted by Sunny Skies Starry Eyes on Saturday, June 11, 2016

Day 49/100 – More than a decade ago, Mr. Mayi Gowda started a small book shop called Blossom Book Store. Located on…

Posted by Sunny Skies Starry Eyes on Monday, June 6, 2016

Day 30/100 – Lalbagh Botanical Garden was initially started as a private garden, commissioned by Hyder Ali. The garden…

Posted by Sunny Skies Starry Eyes on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Day 25/100 – The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), one of the premier science and technology institutes in the…

Posted by Sunny Skies Starry Eyes on Friday, May 13, 2016

Day 6/100 – The National Gallery of Modern Art is one of my favourite places in the city. It has beautiful architecture…

Posted by Sunny Skies Starry Eyes on Sunday, April 24, 2016

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