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  • Ravi Swami


2020 through 2021 saw a boom in online life-drawing as people, not just professional artists, found time on their hands during the COVID lockdowns, and I was no exception, seeing the opportunity to fulfill a desire to hone my rusty drawing skills via figure drawing, something that I had neglected since art college days.


I've followed several life models and group sessions during that time, starting with one run by Central St Martins, (where I did a Graphic Design B.A) and via recommendation, "Drawn Chorus", who kindly featured some of my drawings via their Instagram feed on their website gallery page. These are a combination of digital (iPad Pro & Procreate app) and analogue works and are shown clockwise above as images 3,4 and 5.


You can find more of my life-drawing at my own Instagram feed here and some of the items are available for purchase as prints at thenakedswami.com.


If you are interested in purchasing original analogue artwork (ie not digital), do get in touch via the site contact page.


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  • Ravi Swami

Soooo....it's been a while since I've posted here for a multitude of reasons besides COVID lockdown and I'm aware that site traction has dwindled to almost nothing.


The most important update relates to payments - Wix has only *just* flagged up an issue with WorldPay where payments weren't being accepted and I have no idea how long this has been the case.


I have now changed the settings to allow for payments via Wix' own payment system : "Wix Payments" - and once the change-over has been approved, you can purchase items using a credit or debit card as before.


I have closed my Etsy and Red Bubble pages and also the availability of items via Fine Art America, so if you are interested in anything, please do purchase direct from my site here.


Since I suspect that many people were finding the site via the "Naked Swami" Facebook page, it's possible that purchases were attempted and failed to go through and people just gave up.


Feedback is always welcome, either via the Facebook page or via the site, so do get in touch if you have questions, requests for particular items or for anything else related to the work on the site.


Ravi Swami August 2021

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  • Ravi Swami


Welcome to the new redesign of the Naked Swami website! - it's been a long time coming, mainly due to procrastination and a fear that it might involve a lot of under the bonnet work that might mess up the functionality of the site.


Ultimately it was reasonably plain-sailing, with the aim being to make it easier and more straightforward for visitors to browse items without having to drill down into the site via links on the home page to get anywhere, which was the problem with the first iteration.


The bright colours are gone to be replaced by a more austere blue and an elegant font style throughout - the blue is to tie in with the visual identity of my professional work site at www.raviswami.com since some of the items are spin-offs from my animation design work.


I haven't tinkered with the e-commerce element so purchasing items should be a breeze, hopefully.


I'll be adding a new collection of drawings soon, some digital and some analogue, from my lockdown life-drawing sessions and random illustration, as before, suitable for a wide variety of applications from frameable print to tee-shirts - or whatever you want them to be on, just let me know via an email.


A few items are available via my Etsy and RedBubble shops and I'll be keeping these accounts open, but your best bet is to purchase directly from my website.


Have a great Xmas and New Year !



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