Portrait of Gandhi – Pen and Ink Drawing of Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) with Spinning Wheel

Mahatma Gandhi, or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Bapu was born on 2nd October, 1869 and so today, we celebrate Gandhi Jayanti.

I made this pen and ink sketch of Gandhi Ji today. (I don’t do pen and ink sketches very often, but after pencils, they are the easiest medium to use. Using a pen to draw is a little more challenging than using a pencil, because you aren’t allowed to go wrong when you use a pen:)! In this sketch you can see Gandhiji sitting behind a spinning wheel or charkha, reading from some papers that he holds in his right hand.

Pen and ink Drawing of Mahatma Gandhi sitting behind a spinning wheel (charkha) and reading.

Mahatma Gandhi (Pen & Ink) Original Size: 10" x 7.5" on Cartridge Sheet

A few months ago, I had drawn this caricature of Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi – Just in case, you haven’t seen it:)

Ben Kingsley the British Actor, as Mahatma Gandhi.

Ben Kingsley as Gandhi

That’s all for today…now I can go back to enjoying my holiday:)

Mahatma Gandhi, or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Bapu was born this day in the year 1969.I made this pen and ink sketch of Gandhi today. (I don’t do pen and ink sketches very often, but after pencils, they are

the easiest medium to use. Using a pen to draw is a little more challenging than using a pencil, because you aren’t

allowed to go wrong when you use a pen:)! In this sketch you can see Gandhi sitting behind a spinning wheel or charkha,

reading from some papers that he holds in his right hand.

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A few months ago, I had drawn this caricature of Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi – Just in case, you haven’t seen it:)

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That’s all for today…now I can go back to enjoying my holiday:)

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25 comments on “Portrait of Gandhi – Pen and Ink Drawing of Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) with Spinning Wheel

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  3. That’s a nice portrait of Gandhi Ji capturing the essence of his life. Two words for you – immaculate and meticulous. Great work Shafali 🙂

    • Thanks Ajay – those are big words…I don’t really know if they apply to me – but I am touched:)
      Warm Regards,
      Shafali

  4. Hi, Any one who has studied Gandhi will be familiar with his spinning wheel and its symbolism, you couldn’t have picked a better situation for a sketch ~ and a very well executed one at that. Thanks for being in my webworld, Shafali X

  5. As always Shafali….your drawings are inspiring. How wonderful of you to honor Gandhi on his special day….lovely pen and ink drawing…peaceful and reflective….

    Nancy

    • Thanks Nancy:) I used to like Mahatma Gandhi a lot when I was younger (as my Grandmother was a freedom fighter – it was almost natural:)) I admire and respect him still but I don’t idolize him anymore.

  6. It’s a pleasure to have my most cherished person honoured in this way and so well. I love that he is studying his papers. True to form. And this is his birthday. Many thanks.

    • Hi Souldipper,
      Thank you for your comment. I am glad I created a portrait of someone you like:) You are welcome.
      Warm Regards,
      Shafali

  7. Hi Shafali,
    I am here via Gust via FB,
    Great creations, very wonderfully done,
    Hey can we use it in our (Myself and Mr. Naryayana Rao KVSSN knol) we will give the due credit and the link to this page
    pl inform. pvariel at gmail dot com
    Thanks in advance
    With regards
    Phil

    • It’s great to see you here:)
      You are welcome to use the drawings (caricatures/portraits) that appear here for all your free web-content (including your knols and your blogs:)) as long as it remains unchanged/unaltered.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting – I am glad you approve of my drawings.
      Warm Regards,
      Shafali

    • Thanks Antony. and welcome to the blog once again:) It was a day off – but yet a holiday in a long time…
      Regards,
      Shafali

  8. Good heavens, you and holiday in the same sentence? What is the world coming to??
    Nice drawing; captured a quietness and a meditative power.
    enjoy your time off: I won’t say send us a postcard. Be back refreshed and relaxed.
    xx

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