Dhiraj Khandelwal is a realistic and a semi realistic artist. His composition can range from the use of light and shadow to create the illusion of light from a specific source shining on the figures and objects in the painting, to true photorealism using technique of fine shading meant to produce a soft transition between colors and tones , in order to achieve a more believable image. The technique was used not only to give an elusive and illusionistic rendering of the human face but also to create rich atmospheric effects. Realistic work is a difficult medium in definition of Dhiraj Khandelwal as it depicts and relates with everyday moment in reality. People can easily diagnose it and revert back with instant reactions whereas modern or abstract art had few hidden flair where sometime artist escape dramatically from his/her own work lows or mistakes.
He mainly believes that whether it is realistic , abstract or any piece of ART, it should connect with others , and had ability to change their thoughts , belief or even life.