After Maya, here comes the Aaya.:) [old lady]
This reminds me of people living in remote villages in India. During peak summer, people have to really travel long distances to get some potable water. That said, it feels really good to finish this sketch after 2years.
I used 3B and 6B pencils for this sketch.
1. Pencil Shading – Basic techniques, Ravi Raj
When I searched on the word “Maya”, I was really surprised that it was probably one word which has multiple meanings across different places and religions. According to Hindu mythology, it is another name of goddess Lakshmi and it means “illusion”. It is the failure of perceiving things the way they are and seeing them superficially thereby not getting a picture in totality. I think the process of understanding the difference between them is enlightenment. The idea of this sketch is that the external beauty is what draws ones quick attention but its only an illusion, subject to change with time.
1. Figure drawing without a model, Ron Tiner
I am back, after a brief hiatus. Here is an Indian dancer captured in motion. Focus is on the rendering style and without much attention to detail.
1. Figure Study Made Easy, Aditya Chari
A young ,happy indian wife.
I began to think,in India, just going by the type of attire n look, it is quite possible to say where the person is coming from. In the same pic, if the pallu (not shown here, its on the other side of the shoulder) is on the right, and also covering the head, its a north indian (marathi, gujurati, ..). If on the left, its south indian. A salwar khameez, then its punjabi. A bigger bindi, could be bengali. No Bindi, could be christian or muslim. With sari going in between legs, could be telugu or any coastal people. Wow thats a whole lot of people we are talking about.
I guess now, a general statement could not be said. All are crossing borders and reserving their traditional clothes only for marriages and other festive occasions.
There is nothing much write about this one. The lyrics of a tamil song from ‘Kadalar dhinam’ best describes the sketch.
Kadallenum thervu ezhuthi, kaathirundha maaanavi naan
Unn yennam ennum yetil, naan yennai paartha podhu,
naan yennai namba villai, yen kannai namba villai
The translated version of the above lyrics (with help of few friends)
I am a student who has written an exam called Love and awaiting results (waiting for his reply)
When I saw my results on his book of thoughts,
Neither could I believe my score nor could I believe my eyes…
I used F,2B and 6B pencils for this sketch.
After ‘the proposal’, it is just logical to follow up with getting ‘Hitched’… This is my take on the movie poster of “The Ugly Truth”.
Yenna solla pogiraai???
In looking at a picture, the viewer’s eye is unconsciously directed around the picture area by the arrangement of lines and shapes. By using directional lines, we can guide the viewer to what the artist intends to look them at, says Ron Tiner. My interpretation is , if u see the path that i have shown they converge at a point, (at least in the figure). Here are two different people converging on a common point (love). I wanted to publish this sketch today coz tomorrow is valentine’s day.
1. Figure drawing without model, Ron tiner.
With the Australian open concluding yesterday, I thought of sketching something relevant to that. Hence ‘The Serve’. The toss , the strike and the follow up have been captured. I used HB and 2B pencils in this sketch. “Captured in motion” series is one my favourites, this sketch adds one more to the collection.
1. Figure drawing without model, Ron Tiner
In sketching an adult figure, proportion of the body is of prime importance says Pogany. In actuality, the height of a human ia about seven and half heads high. But when drawing, it is made to about 8 heads high so that it looks more longer legged and more ideal.
I have used 2B pencil for sketching and shading.
1. The Art of drawing, William Pogany.
“Bhibatsya is disgust. The emotion evoked by anything that nauseates us, that revolts or sickens us is Bhibatsya. When something comes to our notice that is coarse and graceless, beneath human dignity, something which revolts or sickens us it is Bhibatsya that we feel…”
This picture depicts a reaction to something really disgusting.
1. The Art of Drawing, William Pogany