Draw GaNapa’s Word Art -ಗಣಪನ ಅಕ್ಷರಚಿತ್ರ ಬಿಡಿಸಿ

This is a free step by step guide to draw Shri Ganesha’s word art in Kannada with his name ‘Ganapa’.

Dear Artlover,

Word arts are the powerful tools for refining creativity. We have discussed about it in Draw Ganesha Word Art post, which is our first drawing basics tutorial as well as first word art tutorial.

Today, we are about to watch drawing steps of another word art I had shared with you – GaNapa Word Art -ಗಣಪನ ಅಕ್ಷರಚಿತ್ರ.

How to Draw GaNapa’s Word Art?

Shri Ganesha Kannada Word Art with his name 'Ganapa' as an animated GIF. ಕಲಿಯಿರಿ ಗಣಪನ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಕ್ಷರಚಿತ್ರ ಬಿಡಿಸುವುದು ಹೇಗೆ?

‘GaNapa’ is a three letter word in Kannada. ‘Ga’ forms Ganesha’s crown base; ‘Na’ outlines entire head including right ear, face and trunk; and ‘pa’ covers the right leg. Simple short/long curved lines and swirls are used as required to make crown, Thilak, right eye, tusk, trunk, hands with blessing Mudras and left foot to complete the picture.

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಗಣಪನ ಅಕ್ಷರಚಿತ್ರ

ಗಣಪ – ಇದು ಗಣಪತಿಯ ಹೆಸರುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು. ಮೂರಕ್ಷರದ ಈ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಬಾಲಗಣಪನ ಚಿತ್ರ ಮಾಡಲು ಬಳಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಕಿರೀಟದ ತಳಭಾಗವನ್ನು ‘ಗ’ ಅಕ್ಷರದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಡಿಸಿದೆ. ‘ಣ’ವನ್ನು ಗಣಪನ ಬಲಕಿವಿ, ತಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ಸೊಂಡಿಲಾಗಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ‘ಪ’ ಅಕ್ಷರ ಗಣಪನ ಬಲಗಾಲಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಳಿತಿದೆ. ಉಳಿದಂತೆ ಸರಳವಾದ ವಕ್ರ ಅಥವಾ ಸುರುಳಿ ರೇಖೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕಿರೀಟ, ತಿಲಕ, ಬಲಗಣ್ಣು-ಹುಬ್ಬು, ದಂತ, ಸೊಂಡಿಲು, ಕೈಗಳ ಮುದ್ರೆಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಎಡಗಾಲು ಬಿಡಿಸಲು ಸೂಕ್ತವಾಗಿ ಬಳಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.

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Teachers’ Day Doodle

A Kannada doodle on the occasion of Teachers’ Day along with thoughts on education, learning and personality.

It is amazing how education builds our personality. It is not only the formal education but, it is also what we observe and adapt. Every soul we meet in the journey of life influences us. Each happening collectively molds us. Life keeps sculpting us. And learning keeps us alive.

Recreation of a 20 year old doodle (word art) drawn using vowel ‘ಅ’ (‘a’ in Kannada) depicting a human face. This word art symbolises how literacy and education help us grow as human beings with unique personalities.

I had drawn my first doodle (word art) using vowel ‘ಅ’ (‘a’ in Kannada) to make a human face. It was drawn almost 20 years ago when I was in 7th standard. I recreated this doodle for my daughter on her slate on 25.04.2017. The doodle is now making me thoughtful. The doodle seems giving a message. It is symbolizing how literacy and education help us grow as human beings with unique personalities. The human face formed by letter represents importance of learning in life.

Animated GIF with scribbles of Vallabhi and Teachers' Day wishes

The animated GIF above is with scribbles of my daughter Vallabhi. I love to see how persistently she refines her skills. Kids are great source of inspiration!

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day (birthday of Bharata’s 2nd President of Bharata/India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan), expressing my gratitude to all my teachers. I m thankful to all who influence and inspire me, to create an updated and better me. Happy Teachers’ Day!

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Tutorial: Draw Ganesha Word Art in English

An introduction to word arts and doodles along with a tutorial on drawing an easy word art/doodle of Shri Ganesha in English presented as an animated GIF

Introduction to Word Art and Doodles

Word Art is the technique of making use of letters as suitable shapes in a drawing resulting a meaningful artwork. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning, as mentioned in Wikipedia.

Why Word Arts and Doodling?

Every kid loves to draw. Kids have great observation skills and they draw from memory. I believe, this gives them originality. A teacher has a right only to assist in enhancing the existing skills. A teacher can expose them to the techniques. This tutorial introduces to the word art technique to the kids. The word art or doodling technique helps to broaden their imagination by relating shapes and letters.

Many get detached from their drawing skills as they grow up. May be due to lack of support or due to comparison with others, they stop drawing. Doodling or word art technique helps them to reconnect to the imagination power they have.

How to draw Shri Ganesha Word Art in English

How to draw Ganesha Word Art English

I drew a word art of Lord Ganesha recently. Here I have tried to showcase how to draw the same with the help of an animated GIF. In this tutorial, Lord Ganesha picture is drawn using his name ‘Ganesha’. This simple doodle or word art is easy to learn for the beginners. The letters help understand the shapes relating them to the known shapes of the letters.

Step by step animated GIF tutorial about how to draw Ganesha Word Art in English

In this word art, ‘G’ makes the right ear of Ganeshji. Right eye is shaped by ‘a’. ‘n’ makes the head and left ear. Ganesha’s right hand is made by ‘e’. Letter ‘s’ forms his trunk and ‘h’ finds a place in his left leg. Drawing is finished with some shaped lines.

This is my first attempt to make a tutorial for a drawing. This is my first animated GIF. So, Please write to me how did you find the Ganesha word art tutorial. Help for my improvement. Thank you!

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Shri Ganesha’s Word Art in Kannada

Ganesh Chaturthi festival greetings with a word art Rangoli of Bal Ganesh in Kannada

Kannada is a beautiful language to speak, to read and to write. It is the first language I had learn to write. The first doodles and word arts I had seen in Kannada magazines were drawn in Kannada. Hence, it was obvious that I had drawn my first word art in Kannada.

I designed a Lord Ganesha’s word art in English last week. A thought came to mind, why not give a try in Kannada too? The arts blessed me. As a result, Desi Abhivyakti is before you with a bonus art post this festival week.

A Lord Ganesha's word art by DeSi in Kannada with term GaNapa. 'Ga'forms crown base; 'Na' outlines entire head with ear, face and trunk; 'pa' covers the right leg.

This Rangoli is done in a reverse style as that of Oil outline method. The surface where Rangoli is to be made, is covered with Rangoli powder using a sieve. Sieving helps even spreading of the Rangoli powder. On this, the design is drawn with a suitable stick. the technique is to uncover the areas where design forms exposing the contrast floor colour. I used a pen tip while making this small word art. I chose a dark magenta coloured Rangoli powder to draw over a white surface.

This Shri Ganesha’s doodle (word art) is designed with Ganesha’s another name ‘GaNapa’ in Kannada. ‘Ga’ forms Ganesha’s crown base; ‘Na’ outlines entire head including right ear, face and trunk; and ‘pa’ covers the right leg.

Lord Ganesha is the favourite of the artists. He is the Lord of the arts. It is fun drawing him again and again. Did you have fun reading and watching this Bal Ganesh? May the Little Ganesha bless us always! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you!

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Shri Ganesha’s Word Art

A word art Rangoli of Lord Shri Ganesha in English is done using a traditional technique on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi

I drew my first doodle (word art) when I was in 7th standard. I used to make word arts a lot then. May be because I was attracted to landscapes drawing and portrait drawing, I stopped it. I was thinking of entertaining my toddler and suddenly remembered the forgotten skill. Since then, I am asking almost everyday if Amma has seen my old drawing book. And I have started creating word arts again. Recently I showed you the new logo of Desi Abhivyakti, it was designed by me.

Desi Abhivyakti is presenting the new doodle (word art) Rangoli of Shri Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi. You can read English word “GANESH’ in the word art. This Rangoli is made using a traditional technique of decorating Aarti plates. The method involves sprinkling of Rangoli powder on the oil drawn surface. A sieve can be used to create even spreading of the Rangoli powder. Dusting off the excess Rangoli powder results beautiful print-like Rangoli. I used rice flour as the Rangoli powder in this Shri Ganesha word art.

An English word art of Lord Ganesha by DeSi.

In this word art, ‘G’ makes the right ear of Ganeshji. Right eye is shaped by ‘a’. ‘n’ makes the head and left ear. Ganesha’s right hand is made by ‘e’. Letter ‘s’ forms his trunk and ‘h’ finds a place in his left leg. Hope you like the drawing and enjoy finding out the letters in the word art.

Wishing all the readers of Desi Abhivyakti a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi in advance. May everyone be safe. Our prayers are with the victims of flood in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. May the situation gets better soon!


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Nature Flaunts The Tricolour!

This piece of write up is about the nature that is celebrating her freedom with we Bharatiyas along with her tricolour parade of East Himalayan Mussaenda, White Rain Lily and Gold Spot Ginger Lily.

Everyone has individuality. Everyone has a unique expression. Every living being loves to enjoy freedom. Our freedom is upheld time to time by different motivative forces. It’s somebody’s mercy, our life is beautiful!

One such motivative forces is the mother nature. As we know, the mother nature is the reason for life on the earth. She has been nurturing life since time unknown. She has a plan. She has set seasons. She knows when what should be done for the life to be pleasant here. She has developed a biodiversity and maintains it through food chains. And, she needs this freedom to balance life here. If any intrusions she observes, she knows to deal with them to keep up with her plan. Probably, she is the first freedom fighter!

Nature smiles through her creations. Did you notice the tricolour parade in the nature?

East Himalayan Mussaenda Flower - small deeo orange flower with enlarged white sepal and green leaves - bears the colours of the tricolour (Indian national flag)

A wild shrub, East Himalayan Mussaenda (known as Bellante in Dakshina Kannada) with its small bright orange flowers, enlarged white sepals and large green leaves reminds me of our tricolour flag. I troubled my parents a lot for getting these flowers clicked as wild plants are rare to find now a days.

White Rain Lily Flower - with 6 green based white petals, orange coloured stamens and white pistil - the plant showcases the tricolour of the Indian national flag

Then I looked for other plants with colours of Indian national flag. My Amma’s garden showed me the White Rain Lily. The bulbous green plant wore a six petaled white flower with orange coloured stamens and a white pistil. With the green grass like leaves, the plant shows the colours of a tricolour flag.

Gold Spot Ginger Lily Flower - the green plant with the golden spotted white petals having orange anther - shows the tricolour scheme of Indian national flag

There is a plant of Naama Sugandhi (Gold Spot Ginger Lily) in my Amma’s garden. It was very tricky to capture the pictures. Yet, I managed to click some photos of the tricolour flower. The flowers are white in colour with golden orange spots at the bases of the petals. The anther is also orange coloured. With the green receptacles and very large green coloured leaves at the background, the plant proudly exhibits the tricolour.

These green friends seem to be cuddling the mother nature and thanking her for their life. It seems, they know the reason for their blooming is nature’s love and will for fostering biodiversity.

Nature Flaunts The Tricolour - East Himalayan Mussaenda, Gold Spot Ginger Lily and White Rain Lily

Happy independence day ! May the mother nature give us knowledge to respect everyone’s freedom. May we celebrate our true selves! May we all gain knowledge to celebrate life without hurting anyone! Wish you all a very happy independence day!

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‘The Arts & Me’ is now ‘Desi Abhivyakti’

As we are growing up, there are times when we ask ourselves, “Who are we? Why are we here?”. We get some answers and some more questions follow them. The cycle of questions and answers keeps moving along with us, keeps connecting with our inner voice and reminds time to time that the spark is within. It assures we are here to express our true selves.

The adventurous path we choose sometimes frightens with puzzles that seem to be unsolvable. But, life shows unexpected ways to solve them, pats at the back and cheers up.

Desi Abhivyakti in Kannada

Dear Reader,

‘The Arts and Me’ has come a long way since it is online. ‘The Arts and Me’ has been nourished and flourished with your love. Ups and downs kept shaping both the blog and me. But, it is your affection that has been energizing us! ‘The Arts and Me’ is opening up in a new dimension as ‘Desi Abhivyakti’, with its own domain desiabhivyakti. You are coming along with us, are you?

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Handicrafts at Khadi Utsav 2017

We had been to the Khadi Utsav 2017 last Sunday. The Kadi Utsav is open to public since 24th April till 23rd May at Freedom Park, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru. It is the 60th national level traditional handloom textiles exhibition. The exhibition is organised by Karnataka Khadi and Village Industries Board.

If you are at Bengaluru, Khadi Utsav is one of the best shopping getaway for this weekend. I fell in love with the richness of Indian traditional textiles exhibited in Khadi Utsav 2017. Apart from textiles, traditional handicrafts are also exhibited in the Khadi Utsav. There are many handicrafts stalls. But, I could get pictures of a couple of stalls only. We couldn’t click finer pictures as our little one was exhausted. These pictures are taken by my husband.

These beautiful famous Chennapatna handicraft wooden toys are seen at Khadi Utsav 2017. The toys are known for the eco-friendly dyes put on them.
Chennapatna Wooden Toys

Wallhangings, and show pieces made of clay as seen at Khadi Utsav 2017
Clay Artifacts
Decorative fountains and vases made of clay as seen at Khadi Utsav 2017, Bengaluru
Some more Clay Artifacts

Do you reside at Bengaluru? Have you been to Khadi Utsav 2017? Please spread the message to all the Bengalurians you know, so that these traditional crafts makers are benefited. Lets support cottage industries and tradtional arts. Thank you!

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Goa – A Photo Travel

A photo travel to Goa to get pampered by nature with sea, sand, sun and sky around.

Traveling is healing. Traveling is refreshing both of mind and body. Traveling is spiritual, connecting with our true self. As our little wonder is yet too small to plan for an actual holiday with her, we are on a photo travel to Goa. Would you like to join us?

Traveling by train

Traveling by train in the coastal Karnatakais bliss. We would already be in the holiday mood looking at the picturesque views of green paddy fields and blue rivers surrounded by coconut trees with hills at the background… Our little one would be excited to hear the chuk chuk sound of the train.

Green Coastal Karnataka - Paddy fields, coconut trees, rivers and hills
Coastal Karnataka – Paddy fields, coconut trees, rivers and hills

Accommodation at a peaceful area

As we arrive to Margao, we would stay in a quiet villa like Nuala Vuala Villa that connects us to Margao. This villa is nearby calm Betalbatim beach, busy Colva beach, andColva city. We will have a relaxing walk in the garden in free time. We would explore the pine groves nearby which are uncommon in Goa.

Beautiful Nuala Vuala Villas, garden and swimming pool in Betalbatim, Goa
Nuala Vuala Villa, Betalbatim, Goa

And the next day’s outing would be to the beautiful Colva beach where we would play water sports along with our little one.

Cola beach & boat cruise

Quiet Cola beach and beautiful hill background, Goa
Cola beach, Goa
We would start our third day with quiet Colabeach. Our little wonder would love to play in sand and we would join her in her activities. The hills adjacent to the beach remind us of the Suratkal beachand would definitely climb up to enjoy the bird’s eye view of the beach. Then we would come back to the crowded Colva beach for boating!

Sailing on J24 Sailboat in Goa
J24 Sailboat in Goa

Holiday in Goa without boating is not done! A classic sailboat like J24 Sailboatgives an adventurous touch to our vacation. What a fun cruising with an 8 knot speed! Our little one would love this wonderful experience.

Terekhol river, Kerim, North Goa

Delightful sight of Terekhol river in Kerim, North Goa
Terekhol river, Kerim, North Goa
We would reach Kerim to watch delightful sight of Terekhol River and to visit nearby places on the day 4. This hidden beauty of Goa does not seem to be known to the most tourists. I am happy that Goa is still close to nature despite of being an eye candy of tourists. Thanks a lot to Mr. Sandeep Nishad, a skillful professional photographer in Goa, who shared this gorgeousness of nature with me. In fact, all the photographs of Goa in this post are taken by him except of Dudh Sagar.

Dudh Sagar Falls & more

Spectacular view of Dudhsagar Waterfall in December 2013
Dudhsagar Waterfall in December 2013

We sighted Dudh Sagar waterfall (one of the tallest falls in India on Mandovi or Mahadayi river on Goa and Karnataka border) while traveling from Pune to Mangaluru by a day train in December 2013. The four-tiered falls was spectacular even though it was about to dry up. We developed a strong desire to come back on a trip when the falls is full. On the 5th day of our tour, we would enjoy the magnificent Dudh Sagar’s breathtaking view along with our little wonder. 

We would then visit the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park where the Dudh Sagar falls is located.

North Goa Beaches and more

We would begin the day 6 with Mandrem beach. We aim to watch the famous Olive Ridley marine turtles in this secluded beach.
Attractive wooden bridge in Mandrem Beach, Goa
Mandrem Beach, Goa

From Mandrem beach, we would be heading to another quiet beach Ashvem. Our plan is to walk a little through the forest, to see typical Goan villages and Morjai temple

Evening and Sunset view at Sinquerim Beach and Fort Agauda, Goa
Sinquerim Beach and Fort Agauda, Goa
By evening we would be at Fort Aguada watching the sun setting in the Arabian Sea. After the sun sets, we would enjoy the view of Sinquerim beach.

A day on a yacht

Boat cruising on Fairline Squadron 42 in Goa
Fairline Squadron 42 in Goa
Spending a day on Fairline Squadron 42, a two-cabin flybridge yacht, will be a dream come true experience for me. Watching the serene sea and the dancing waves for whole day would be a great exercise for the mind! Filled with tranquillity, we would be back to home on the 7th night.
Spending time with loved ones in a place like Goa with green friends, sea, sand, sun and sky! Sometimes in crowded area and sometimes in quiet place… What a refreshing photo travel it is! Hope you all enjoyed too! See you!


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