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Tanuja Ramani is an artist and illustrator working primarily with graphite, charcoal, and traditional media, to create works on paper and canvas that weave multilayered visual narratives. get in touch

Introduction

My work takes inspiration from the history of art and human settlements, material culture, and the interplay between our built environment and the natural world. I hope to use my work to nurture interest and promote dialogue on environmental and social concerns. I work primarily with graphite, employing the tactility and immense versatility of this medium to create visual environments that are infused with subtle feeling and memory. 

 

Process

The tools I use often are graphite pencils, technical pencils, charcoal, and hot-press watercolour paper. My approach to creating a drawing always starts with laying out rough form, and then begins a process of gradually bringing out the image—as though drawing it out of a fog. The tools and techniques I use emphasise the tactile quality of putting pigment to paper, balancing this measured spontaneity with areas of careful detail. For client illustrations and design, I will sometimes scan and edit my art digitally to bring in colour, but my gallery work is always entirely hand done.

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Process images & a look at ongoing projects