The indian artist Shashikant Dhotre with almost no formal education in art (he had to drop out of Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai, in a month) works on black paper with colour pencils. The 29-year-old-artist (looks much younger) captures all the beautiful nuances of the varied expressions of young women in a remarkable way with the help of pencils. His paintings have that rare quality of looking alive and give the impression of being almost three-dimensional.
Achieving that special kind of minute detailing is a challenge and the artist has overcome that and done justice to it. Every single hair of the women, every little embroidery in the saris, the fine work of threads are visible and look flawless up close.