Sadashiv Sawant

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Sadashiv Sawant



A mechanical engineer who transformed into a Photo Realistic Pencil Artist at the age of 50. Based in Mumbai, India; he weaves the shades of gray, with great passion, using the humble pencil as a strong contender to portray his thoughts and emotional expression.

His artworks have unique pleasantness, texture, and softness which depicts the definite purpose of every stroke. The coexistence he maintains between the paper and pencil encapsulates the viewer to gaze at every detail. Not just an artist, but a worldwide educator too, founder of Pencil Perceptions Academy. He wants to encourage the next generation of artists that Art is a profitable profession with unimaginable scope in India, and he wants to train the students technically strong so to apply in any artistic field of work. 

Sadashiv Sawant’s pencil drawings are so magical that they tempt you to touch and feel their physical existence. The uniform texture grain entice you to get closer and enjoy the beauty of Pencil Textures. His journey has just begun and the miracles signify a wildfire for Black and white Pencil drawings across the globe.

He defines his style as a “Realistic technique of rendering with a technical play of Light and Shade”

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