The specific space and time containing the concrete and subtle elements of light, colours, textures, movements, mental and physical interactions in a particular atmosphere, creates a vision which then takes a form of sketch or drawing.
He portrays the feminine form as part of nature while pure colours of black, grey and white are used to glamorize the simplicity of human body structure. Simple forms stand amidst the colourless background derived from nature crafted in order to provide a glamorous setting.
With the beauty of nature and the ecstasy in expression he achieves an intensified brilliance in his work. Devoid of colours, he reduces forms to their utmost simplicity and then embellishes them with vibrant pencil or charcoal strokes and energizes them further with implied textures enjoying their subtle nuances.
Saeed Akhtar uses his visual vocabulary and sensory experiences in his drawings with dexterity.
The firmly embedded visions in his mind take shape on paper. The energy with which his pencil flows can be felt easily by viewing his sketches.
The subjects of sketches are engaging. By moving pencil as a sword in worrier’s hand he creates sometimes with intention otherwise free flowing. The ideas come from nature scatter on the paper taking an alluring and subjective shape.
The complex human emotions are communicated effectively through black and white drawings, devoid of colours yet very impressive and attractive. The simple grey, black colour of graphite and charcoal is enough for Saeed Akhtar to convey his message to the colourful world. The issues of self and society both are raised in his works, sharing the beauty with the world in its pure natural way.
Among the sketches one sees some turban wearing men with the stories of life on their faces. A self portrait along with alluring women and winged horses titled ‘Buraq’ is also part of the book.
The ordinary faces of men and women in his portraits speak their own stories. Smiling, alluring portraits of young women reveal a new world of beauty but mostly in deep thought, making it a serious affair.
Most of the sketches make contact with the viewers through their seductive eyes. The feminine beauty and strength both are discussed in his work. The feminine glow speaks of a desire for appreciation, admiration and love. The horse with wings along with women shows horse’s strength equal to women’s powerful beauty.