Micro art brings him mega fame

Micro art brings him mega fame
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Micro art brings him mega fame. Kammari Mohan Krishna, 22, entered the Limca Book of Records for drawing 2,088 stamp size Mahatma Gandhi portraits on 30*40 inches art sheet.

Kammari Mohan Krishna, 22, entered the Limca Book of Records for drawing 2,088 stamp size Mahatma Gandhi portraits on 30*40 inches art sheet.

A Hyderabadi Kammari Mohan Krishna recently secured a place for himself in Limca Book of Records for his excellence is micro art. Wondering what micro art is? Imagine actress Samantha carving a pencil lead into a mini sculpture in the movie Eega. While Samantha carved sculptures, Mohan did line drawings of Mahatma Gandhi.

He comes from a broken home where his mother had to take up the task of educating and taking good care of her three kids from the money she earned as a tailor, yet Kammari Mohan Krishna lived up to the dream of turning his hobby into his profession. The hobby which he developed after being exposed to the art during the art classes in school also secured a place for him in the Limca Book of Records.

The 22-year-old drew 2,088 stamp size Mahatma Gandhi portraits on 30*40 inches art sheet. He used six ‘1.0’ micron black colour pens to do so. It took him 720 hours – three hours a day for 240 days to fill the art sheet. “While participating in exhibitions, I saw a few micro art paintings. I was also inspired to do something different than what is usually do. That’s when I decided to try my hand at it.”

Mohan was inspired to draw Mahatma Gandhi portraits after watching Gandhi Jayanti celebrations on television. As he was already into creative arts, he thought that he should make portraits of Mahatma Gandhi in micro art. Coming from an economically backward family, Mohan also had to take up the responsibility of his family at a young age. The intermediate pass out from Government Junior College, Hyderabad, started by taking home tuitions for kids. Through this, he also lived his dream of spreading his knowledge to others. He now simultaneously works as an art teacher at Takshashila Public School, Lalaguda, Hyderabad. He also aspires to learn animation.

Apart from the Limca Book of Records, he has also registered his name in Miracle World Records, Marvelous World Records, Book of State Records, India Book of Records and High Range Book of Records.

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