Tantia Tope He was a general in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and one of its notable leaders. He was born as Ramachandra Panduranga to a Marathi Deshastha Brahmin family and took on the title Tope, meaning commanding officer. It is believed that he had escaped the British (with assistance from Raja Man Singh of Narwar) and someone else disguised as him was hanged in his place. It is also believed that he spent the last years of his life in Navsari (1814 – 18 April 1859). A personal adherent of Nana Sahib of Bithur, he progressed with the Gwalior contingent after the British reoccupied Kanpur and forced General Windham to retreat from the city. Later on, he came to the relief of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi and with her seized the city of Gwalior. However, he was defeated by General Napier's British Indian troops at Ranod and after a further defeat at Sikar abandoned the campaign.He was executed by the British Government at Shivpuri on 18 April 1859. #artistsoninstagram#freedomfighter#freedom#india#indian#tantiatope#art#pencilcarving#pencilart#pencilsketch
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Going out of your comfort zone is absolutely the best thing and I think it's okay if you don't have one particular style. Switch it up! It'll help you learn new things better. If you're dead set on your style you might be holding yourself back to what you can do, so don't think too hard about it, you'll learn and learn sand someday you'll get there and improve.
It probably sound obvious but people have asked me before about how to improve and I tell them this and that references and your friend and they act like I just said something completely foreign but believe me it helps.
I've learned that every artist has taken inspiration from others and its been moulded over time to make it theirs.
Practice really does make perfect so just keep practicing and every now and then try and do something new and you'll get there!
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