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ParadoxSketchbook Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey all!
I'm working on an illustrated story that has Indian culture related themes in it. I use the exotix looks such as clothes and jewelry from India in my art.
drugs59 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Had an experience as a teenager which made me question my beliefs and I discovered Eastern philosophy. Mainly Buddhism at first but later in life have been learning more about Hinduism. Ive been bitten by the colouring in bug and of course my artist daughter got me the book The Shakti Coloring Book by Ekabhumi Charles Ellik and just love the pictures as well the generous information relating to the different Goddesses as well as the their representative Yantras. So I will be submitting picures from that book as well as Mandalas. Hopefully will attempt to draw and color my own pictures of the Veda. Om Namaha Shivaya.

SreejaRenganath Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hi all ! This is Sreeja . I'm from India .. Im passionate about painting, poetry, classical Dance, tradition, carnatic Music and culture ..I'd like to read and share more info about cultures.. I'm contributing my paintings that portrays Indian culture and Hindu mythology ..…
neeruart Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Respect and regards            ......Mrs Neeraj
Rahula87 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello everyone,i'm Rahula (it derives from Vajrayana Buddhism) and i come from Italy but i am Romanian because i was adopted when i was 3 years old. I study Chemistry at University but my real passion is Medicine that i'm going to study probably in Germany because i love german culture and language. India? India is may favourite asian country because it is a complex and fascinating culture with its virtues and weakness like all countries,i love India also because i think many cultural aspect come from India itself. I come across Indian culture mainly with reading of sacred text like Veda,Yoga Sutra (please read Patanjali's Yoga Sutra before practising Yoga!),Tantrasara and writings of Great Masters like Vivekananda. I strongly recommend Vivekananda's books because he introduced the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to Western world. I love Indian music too^^ i like to draw hindu devata but my favourite are Shiva and Chinnamasta^^ i like this Group.
Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
My name is Bhurloka12. My biggest influence is Hong Kong artists such as Andy Seto - basically kung-fu comics. The thing that introduced me to Hindu mythology is gaming, mainly the Japanese Shin Megami Tensei series.

I have drawn many deities and monsters from Hinduism, but much of the influence is on Shin Megami Tensei style. I'm flattered you have picked this drawing of Ganesha...…
I have done more like this in my Alternate Demon Sketch or Summon Card folders. Because I don't want to offend people, I will not send deviations to the group unless there's a go-ahead. The-Veda group will call the shots for what they want from my gallery.
piiikacho Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
piiikacho Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Hi! meh Name is sonicalwayswins~ and i luvs art XD and the things i like r Sonic, Dragon Ball, And My Little Pony .3. I admire Magicrainbowbopperz~ (she is a artist on dA) And she was my first friend on here. I like Beats, Funny Songs, and Remixes. Some of the Music i listen to is on links on this piece of Artwork i made yesterday.…    go to this link and go to it's desribtion (i dunno if i even spelled that right..) and there is links there for da music i listen to :P but i listen to WAY MORE music than that |:3 Anyway thats me! .3.
pnra34 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Interface Designer
seam todos bienvenidos
4everanimaniac Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey!!!My name is Deepa Nambiar,from Mumbai, I love to hear stories of gods and goddesses,from all the cultures.Being a Hindu,I got to hear and read stories from a young age. I dont have favourites,but I do love Shiva and Krishna. I love Hanuman for his strength and devotion,and Ravana for being so stubborn but is the most revered devotee of Shiva..and there are many more gods,goddess and characters from the mythology that I love. My favourite artists are Vangogh,Raja Ravi Varma,Vermeer but I love comic book artists as well like Frank Miller, John Romita, Jim Lee,etc etc. I myself am an artist, and trying to transform  various versions of my favourite characters from my mind to paper. I am looking forward to seeing more artworks from here, so I can learn more and contribute as well :D Thanks for accepting me in!yayy!
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi everyone! I'm Paula and I got interested in Indian culture through various movies and stories from my childhood, namely the film A Little Princess. My father was stationed in India for a time and though I didn't get to follow him there, he brought back stories and experiences that got me even more interested. In my World Religions course in college, I was most interested in Hinduism and Buddhism and all their stories, and pursued this to an Indian Philosophy course. I also enjoyed the novel Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny, and my favorite novel series is Amitav Ghosh's Ibis trilogy, which right now consists of Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke. I suppose it's just a general interest, and it's incredible to look at such ancient stories and how they've survived.
One of my favorite artists is Sanjay Patel, who had been a Pixar animator and now writes and illustrates books. I recently bought his Ramayana: A Divine Loophole, and am looking forward to its arrival. His style is beautiful:…
MacCarrickLuv Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, though I've been apart of this group for a bit, I've been kind of introverted. I want to fix this, so hello! my names Raquel. I'm new to the concept of drawing Indian culture and REALLy enjoy the richness in it. I'm working on a few pieces in hopes to share with you all. I have to say my favorite is Sarasvati.
Thasen Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
hye...i have nuthin much to say ere...well thx fer adding some of my artworks to yea group..Thasen here from malaysia....comic artist...aaannnndddd im gonna get me some beers guys ..keep up da good work...chiaowzz..
Rainbowise Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello! Thank you for liking my painting [link] and adding it to your group! I am honored to be a member. My name is Christina Barrows and I am an artist in San Diego CA. Cant wait to learn more about you all!
ColorfulReflections Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi CR here. I live in California and I'm originally from Africa. Im of Indian descent and I'm so glad I've found a group that showcases the amazing work of artists who love Indian culture as well. :D
FoxyShino Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi, FoxyShino here. Live in Texas (America). Joined because I love India culture, architect of the buildings and the mythology. Hope to someday to visit a visit a city of India to see things I like and taste the food. For now, I guess that will be it. Unless, someone knows of a good city or village to go to in India.
Gerjen Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Hi there, Like you already know, I am Gerjen and would like to thank you for accepting me into your group. I am South African, Living in Jakarta, indonesia at the moment and have no specific theme. I love photography and just snap away when I see a picture!!!

i hope that you will also like my work.
Vinay-TheOne Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I'm new here so dont know much about this..
My name is Vinay,
I'm from Haryana (India)
Enjoy the day buddies....
DanaeS Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
i'm danae
i really like culture, art and mitology of india, some times i draw some things but i will do my best ^^
JohnBerryArtworks Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hey all,

I'm John, an animator|illustrator|storyteller. I have always loved cultures of the world. I have come across Indian art through many means, from art school art history classes to personal research. Ganesha would be my favorite! :D
Pratyasha Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, My name is Pratyasha. I am a self-taught artist and art-admirer. I love to work on Hindu religious and mythological themes.
Celticofwaternation Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Hello my name is Tasha and I have loved the culture and art of India since I was a little girl and my uncle told me about it when he visited it once before :)
thandav Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
This my detail
MPM .Natarajaiah
#52/11, 2st Floor
4 th cross, PWD Qtrs
Nandini Layout
Bangalore: 560 096


Contact :098866 95504
URL: [link]

Now working as freelance Artist

WORK EXPERIENCE - Chitra Yana…. my solo Exhibition of Drawing & paintings from 18th April to 22nd April at Chitra Kala Parishath, Bangalore.

⁃ AROUNA TECHNOLOGIES, Hyderabad June 2008 - July 2009
Position : Senior Concept artist.
Responsibilities : Concept art for game Character construction & visualization
Level design, Matte Painting, Layouts.

⁃ VIRGIN COMICS, Bangalore May 2007 - May 2008
Position : Penciler.
Projects : Company in house Projects.

⁃ ISKCON, Indian Heritage Foundation, Bangalore Dec 2006 - April 2007
Position : Concept & Imagineering artist.

⁃ DIGITAL JUICE, Bangalore Oct 2004 - Nov 2005
Position : Creative Designer.

⁃ INNOVATIVE GRAPHICS, Bangalore April 2001 - Sept 2004
Position : Creative Designer & Visualizer

⁃ PENTAMEDIA, Chennai June 2000 - May 2001

⁃ UPASANA AD AGENCY, Bangalore July 1996 - May 2000

Painting / environment concept design
matte painting, Layouts, Back Ground,
Storyboard, Illustrations.

Adobe Photoshop, Flash.

University College OF Fine Art.
Davangere, Karnataka, INDIA.

Date of Birth : 17th March 1970
Father’s Name : M. P. M. Mahadevaiah
Nationality : Indian
Sex : Male
Marital Status : Married
Language Known : Kannada, English,Hindi

Place : Bangalore
SaraswatiDevi Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Glad to see you promoting yourself! :)

Perhaps you could consider enabling prints on deviantART? Also, uploading any works you haven't already? I can see some pencil sketches of Saraswati and Durga which you've actually finished, according to the art exhibition. ^^
thandav Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
yeah I will:)
Darkkhanda Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is not much to say about why I joined The-Veda. I have seen a few very well done pieces of DA, and I would enjoy continuing to see nice art pieces from Indian culture. The art of the culture is interesting.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of The-Veda :)
DarkkArt-666 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Greetings, I got an invitation that I gladly accepted. I have done some works in the past that were inspired by the Indian culture and also have a new one in progress. Looking forward to check out everything the group has to offer :)
vivicool995 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there. I'm Emma and I came across Indian culture in history classes in school of course but I'm sort of embarrassed to admit that I really became interested through Bollywood. No artists I really admire yet but I'm looking forward to seeing all those who post to this group. :)
tijames Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey. Just a random person who likes beautiful art. :D
FlawlessWater Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Hey there, I just wanted to thank all the artists around here for their contributions and hope everybody lives long and prosper! ;)
rdx86 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Hi, I'm Ranajay. I don't do much art any more. I mostly lurk. I'm lurking as I type this. I need to get back to my lurking now.
AlyTheWolfcat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I'm.....the drawer of god....Jalen
AlyTheWolfcat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I live in Californa
El-i-or Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello - I enjoy all facets of India and what makes it India. The culture, the History, the Religion, and so many more. I have always been interested in India, but became so increasingly when I became Hindu. I hope to one day set foot in India. :)

Nice to meet you all. :)
saillytheshippy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi mina-san! (ok, I don't speak Japanese at all, but I'm learning. Sigh, this is one of the only words I really know)

As you can tell, I tend to ramble. I'm saillytheshippy, but I WILL change it sometime this year - really, what was I thinking?

Anyway, I came across Indian culture when my cousins got me hooked on Bollywood, and then I fell in love with the music, dress, food...I've seen Eat, Pray, Love at least 5 times already. My most favorite though is reading up on myths and legends (helps that the local museum has a whole bunch of artifacts and stories XD )

Well that's me. Nice to meet you all!
Laura-Vi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi everyone! I'm Viseniya. I'm interested by Indian culture, mythology and esthetic, I find it inspiring, so this group was for me ;)
ChristyChan10 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i'm harmony!
Piscea Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
hello! i'm Piscea! nice to meet you all :)
DrEllert Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
paine86 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HiYo Names Bree-Zee and my actual name doesn't even start with an actual B. That name is a nickname of mine. This is just a old account.

I got into Indian Culture Art through a artist I greatly admire and it went further when I started to research music and dance. And it is because of that I recently started taking up Belly Dance because it is the closest thing to Indian Culture in my area.
Anyway I don't usually draw much culture art but with my dancing. I think I will be posting a few somethings in the future.
VaporTrails2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
Hello! Cheers for the invite! I am VaporTrails2. I came across Indian culture, specifically Hare Krishna, a year ago when I looked up the meaning and translation to Kula Shaker's songs "Tattva" and "Govinda", among others, as well as found out that the lead singer, Crispian, was involved in Hare Krsna. Many of my beliefs were already integrated into the Hindu culture, such as reincarnation and something cosmic-related, so I got interested in it more, and it ended up opening my eyes to more things. For example, Brahman; a concept that I fully believe and know to be true. At that time that I discovered Hare Krsna, I was also in a horrid depression, so starting morning meditation/chanting mantra and looking to Krishna for guidance and such really got me out of my head. I have read the Gita, the Vedas, and the Ramayana as well. My favourite gods are Jagannatha and Rama. In fact, I have an enamel pin of Jagannatha on my coat to make people smile whenever I go out. :)
VaporTrails2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
As well as Lord Vishnu, which Rama is the seventh avatar of and Jagannatha a form of (Krishna).
TierzaRyumina Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Ummm. Hi!
I'm TierzaRyumina. I got into the Hindu culture not too long ago, at the start of my freshman year in college. I found it a beautiful way of thinking and looking at the world and felt... freer and whole inside, more so then when I was being Catholic. I find it to be much deeper in meaning to be spiritually. In fact, I changed my minor to philosophy and religion because I love Hinduism and Buddhism so much. Plus, I find everything about Indian culture to be pretty for the most part. HENNA... and SARIS... JUST... YES PLEASE!
The mythology is probably my favorite part. While the tales of all the gods and goddesses are beautiful and wonderful to read (I read a lovely retelling of the Ramayana in a novel form... YES... so wonderful...), the near and dear god to my heart is Lord Indra. Not sure entirely why, but he is ^^.
Besides that... I ride horses and have my own, bellydance, write, read...
TheRoguez Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   General Artist
Hi! I'm TheRoguez, I got into Hindu culture recently and it helped lift me out of a bad depression. I really like all the gods but my favorite is Krishna ;p I'm glad this group is here.
Sugar-Thief Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Hellooo~ I am a digital artist who enjoys looking at art relating to Hindu gods/culture *3*

I am originally from Sri Lanka~ My parents love Indian art and I have my whole house decorated with stuff from India/ Sri Lanka. I practically lived up seeing these wonderful mythological artworks all my life, haha. :D I am glad to meet others who have the same interest as me :>
Calypso1998 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey guys! So Ill start and introduce myself. Im stilkl a student at ninths grade in Germany so please dont kill me because of any grammar mistakes ;) Well I swim, play the guitar and the flute, draw, write, read, play theatre and started to cosplay the last year. Hm.. well: Hello to everybody then!
meowchi75 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! And thanks for the invite!
I'm not Hindu nor am I Indian, but I love learning about world cultures.
I can't remember when exactly I got interested in other cultures, but I guess that started when I was in elementary school. my hometown is really diverse, so I wanted to know more about the other cultures of my friends.
My favorite type of Indian art is the henna-type (the ink stuff that people put on their skin)
GinGurifin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! I got invitation from #The-Veda and cause I'm interested of mythology, I thought to join this group. I think it was in high school when I get to know more about India and its culture. I have always been interested about India cause in Indiana Jones and the temple of doom and highly influenced by cartoon Around the world in 80 days ;). Well, I want to learn more about India. Love the food, colors, art etc. I just love to watch others art, but also love to do it by myself, but at the moment I don't have time or any reason to do art at the moment, but I let myself to heal so I can enjoy doing art again someday again :).
Amarinuya Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Hi there, I'm Hindu so that's why I'm pretty familiar with Indian culture, athough I'm Indonesian :D
KellySchot Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, I am KellySchot. I got into Indian culture through my study of various mythologies. I love studying ancient cultures and the past in general. Especially the mythology of a culture. It's so fascinating to see how different yet alike cultures are through their stories and beliefs. I started learning about Indian mythology when I came upon a Goddess tarot deck at my local bookstore and bought it. There were various goddesses of different cultures, including Hindu goddesses such as Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Kali. Naturally my interest was piqued and I started researching and was fascinated by it. Due to my love of learning of different cultures, I am hoping to become an anthropologist. I also write stories having to do with mythology and ancient history. And it's through those that I learn even more about different cultures and people! :D
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