2016-11-21. AM 08:27
[Interview]HOF of November 2016 @Nitin.Kurvey

[Interview] HOF of November 2016 @Nitin.Kurvey

Hello, We are the PEN.UP team.
Today we are going to present to you an interview with @Nitin.Kurvey.

He is from India and he is advocating the values of PEN.UP.
We mentioned in the previous notice that we had lots of questions for him.

How about you, PEN.ple?
Do you have something that you want to ask?

While continuously presenting his delicate watercolor works, he got lots of 'Hearts' from many people.
This is especially valid for his amazing works for the "Let's Draw SCI-FI” challenge.

For that challenge the PEN.UP team offered notebooks as gifts to the winners with their own art.

Now, let's find out what kind of stories are behind the works the artist creates.

November's HOF, @Nitin.Kurvey.

Q1. @PEN.UP :
Hi, we are PEN.UP team.
Nice to meet you through this interview.

Would you say hello to the users who are watching this interview?

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
Hello to all the PEN,ple.
It’s great to be here and thanks for putting me up in the Hall of Fame.

It is an honour to be recognized by peers.

Q2. @PEN.UP :
Although we have many questions, we are going to start with those which we are most curious about.
You upload many works, but artwork with water seems to be predominant.

Paper boats floating on water, ponds, reflections of the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal.
Is there a particular reason for creating this kind of images?

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
Water as an element has always inspired me to a great extent.
The reflections that water shows has myriad variations that keep changing throughout the day and night.

Also, we live in an imperfect world.
Water and its ripples portray these undulations in the fabric of reality.

Q3. @PEN.UP :
Some works give a sensation of mystery as well as tranquility.

Did those works originate purely from your head? Or do you have references?

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
Along with mystery and tranquility some works have also portrayed chaos and disarray.
I always aim to portray some kind of emotion through my art.

Most of the works are my own thoughts illustrated on different mediums, but there is so much talent all around us that it becomes impossible to not be inspired by other artistes.

Each artwork that I view inspires me and gives me a different point of view of the subject.

Q4. @PEN.UP :
You gave us an explanation for the works illustrating water, but it seems like you draw in watercolor on canvas as well.
From all the works you upload to PEN.UP many are on notebooks.

It looks like you like watercolor so much.

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
Rightly said.
It is my favourite medium to work with.

The versatility that one can achieve with watercolours is amazing.

I carry my notebook and my kit everywhere because you never know when inspiration will strike.
The portability of the notebook is what appeals to me the most.

The digital medium, which is easy to carry around, is taking us closer to creating life-like content.
I am really excited for this medium.

Q5. @PEN.UP :
Those early works were uploaded by using Galaxy Note 2.
They were just like sketches, but now you seem to use lots of colors.

What made you change your style?
And do you still use Note 2?

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
I upgraded to Galaxy Note 4 last year.
Compared to Note 2 the technological advantages offered by Note 4 are amazing.

The possibilities are ever expanding with advancements in the digital realm.

Q6. @PEN.UP :
Your Facebook account has many works that are urban sketches.
The pictures you took for the works look wonderful.

You have a great talent for photography as well.
Do you have any other hobbies?

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
Our group heads out to various POI’s as we try and capture our city in our artworks, hence the urban touch to some of my work.

I am an okay photographer, still trying to achieve something with the lenses.

I love to travel as it gives me scope to widen my horizons in all spheres of life including sketching and photography.

Q7. @PEN.UP :
The works done on a notebook, did you create them while you were watching the real scenes?

Your works give us a feeling that you simply took some watercolor paints and a notebook, and then went outside to draw.

When do you usually paint?

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
Our group meets up every Sunday morning and we get together for some sketching and photography.
The creations done on Sundays are done in real time and on site.

I usually work on the weekends, but there is no telling when I will drop everything and set my easel up.

Q8. @PEN.UP :
Many of your works are vibrant.
For example, there is this work with small waves made by a drop, and birds flying away.

Do you have any special tips for creating your distinctive liveliness?

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
I do not deviate from the basic conventional techniques used for drawing.

The rough work is done with the pencil tool.
The change in technique occurs when I infuse colours.

To achieve the effect, I use multiple layers with different effects and then overlap them to get the blurred/distorted effect.

Q9. @PEN.UP :
This is an interesting question that we also presented to @hosio, who is one of the previous HOF.

When you are happiest while you are creating works?

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
I go through various stages and emotions while creating my work.

During conceptualization, there is a lot of fun and banter going around but I get serious when development stage of my work starts.

Behind every artwork that I post there are numerous ones that are discarded.
I believe that true happiness comes from the satisfaction of a well-executed project.

I’m happiest when I feel that I have created something worth sharing.

Q10. @PEN.UP :
Thanks for your answers.

As you are a long-term member, you must have some expectations of PEN.UP.
Would you tell us about them?

Also, would you give some messages to the users?
Thanks for taking time for this interview.

A. @Nitin.Kurvey :
I would like to congratulate PEN.UP on creating a platform to showcase one’s talent and hope that it grows by leaps and bounds.

A few lines by Robert Frost come to mind when I think about my fellow PEN.ple:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I….
I took the one less traveled by.
And that has made all the difference.

‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost

To all the PEN.ple, go out there and have fun, get inspired and keep inspiring.

This is an interview from India.
We are meeting a variety of artists from many counties while selecting for HOF.

From Korea, the hosting country of PEN.UP to India, Malaysia, Thai, Russia, Italy, Israel, Belgium, Saudi Arabia. Really diverse, isn't It?

The great distances between these countries can be narrowed by PEN.UP application while communicating with each other through pictures, which makes us really rewarded.

Even for the small remaining time of 2016, and for the coming 2017, we hope you love PEN.UP.

And for a moment, if you haven't left a message for @Nitin.Kurvey, just do that now so as to narrow the distance between you and the artist.


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