With simple lines interweaving around each other, intricate portraits of the city, village, the flora and fauna, came alive as young budding artists attempted to capture the magic of the works of K.K. Hebbar, among Tulunadu’s most celebrated artists.

The exhibition and demonstration was a tribute to the Padma Bhushan-winning artist who achieve international acclaim through line drawing.

A total of eight members of the Chavadi produced nearly 100 drawings – depicting the landscapes of the coast and the culture of Tulu Nadu – were kept on display.

“We have all been inspired by Mr. Hebbar to take up line art. In his simple lines and strokes, he brought out fascinating subjects. And this is a way of passing on this knowledge to the next generation. With more emphasis on water colours and oil painting, the number of practitioners of line drawing is reducing,” said Dinesh Holla, artist and a member of the chavadi.

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