Pencil sketch: Salim Ali

July 27, 2007


‘Salim Ali’ by Satish G
Tools used: Pencil
Time taken for completion: 2 days
Inspiration: Showing white hairs in pencil sketch.

Other works by Satish G:


It was on this day, 20 years ago, when the world lost a legendary Birdman, Dr. Salim Ali, born Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali, (November 12, 1896 – July 27, 1987), an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys in India and his books have contributed enormously to the development of professional and amateur ornithology in India.

To know more about the legendary ‘Birdman’, visit the below mentioned link:

Dr. Salim Ali: …One day young Salim shot a sparrow which had a yellow streak below its neck….


9 Responses to “Pencil sketch: Salim Ali”

  1. Prashanth M Says:

    Amazing!! beautiful one, Satish

  2. neel3 Says:

    Great personality,
    wonderful sketch–matte jeeva kotiddira,sir.
    matte hutti barali, ee hakki premi.

  3. Veena Says:

    Good one.. wasnt he thinner than what he looks here? Or am I rtying to remember tha caricature..?

  4. neela Says:

    my yesterday’s comment is missing

  5. Hi RK,

    As a child I had the mandatory copy of Dr Salim Ali’s book.

    Keep smiling


  6. greatunknown Says:

    Brilliant work… very well done!
    I had the good fortune of interviewing Zafar Futehally (Salim Ali’s cousin) once… the man is a goldmine of info on avian species.

  7. shrikant B Says:


    Please send the detail address by Satish G who sketched above one


  8. Mr. Singh Says:

    Is there anyone in Bangalore that does excellent pencel sketches of peoples faces as I would like to get a sketch done from a picture I have.

    I’d appreciate it if anyone could get me contact details of someone they may know that does EXCELLENT! professional work.

    Thank you.

  9. Pawan Says:

    hi Satish

    great work

    can u please do a Pencil sketch for me, please contact me


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