Kishore was inspired by a wide variety of artists who also painted steam trains. One such inspiration may be found in the work of Philip D Hawkins.
Kishore says…" Watercolor was my favorite medium in my early days of life. I did a lot of watercolor painting on the CITY OF JOY KOLKATA. Everyday I went for outdoor painting specially steam locomotives".
The fantasy based on the locomotives work wonders in any age. Be it India or abroad, the effect of these huge transports is never-fading.
“What I remember the last time I went to sketch the steam locomotives at Bandel Locomotives Workshop (West Bengal, India) in 1992. The day was very sad, to hear that the steam locomotives were obsoleted in India. Those were disassembled and dispatched to go to the museum for scrap. After that, I didn’t do any live sketches of the steam locomotives in my SCRIBBLE BOOK”… That scribbled book is only the source, where the old collections of 70’s Indian steam locomotives