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
When I listened to the song “Aval appadi onrum azhagillai” from the movie, Angadi Theru I liked it instantly. I thought the song had amazing lyrics. Generally lyricists in tamil cinema when talking abt love, romance, they heap laurels on the gal. This one was an exception. The poet (Naa.Muthukumar) talks about his lady love, her superficial beauty in the first line and then in the second , he talks about beauty from within and so goes the song. I wanted to represent the song (atleast the first few lines) in a sketch and hence this one.
The songs first line begins by saying she isnt beautiful, so I didnt want to sketch a face and say this one aint beautiful. That would be a sin of sorts . Hence just the gals background. For the simple lyrics, here is a simple rustic gal.
“Aval appadi onrum azhagillai
Avalluku yaarum ennaiyillai
aval appadi onrum colourillai
aanal adhu oru kuraiyillai
aval peridhai yedhuvum padikavillai
avallai padithey mudikavillai
aval uduthum udaigal pidikavillai
irundhum gavanika marukkavillai”
Here is the translation of the above lyrics.
“She isnt that beautiful,
But her beauty is unparallaled
She doesnt have a fair complexion
But that doesnt bother me.
She isnt that well educated [not good at studies]
But I havent finished studying her.
I dont particularly like her choice of clothes
But I dont fail to notice her though.”
Pencil Shading- Basic techniques, RaviRaj
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
To quote Shelley, this young woman is enjoying her ‘tranquil solitude’.
I just remembered the lyrics of a song from an old tamil movie “aadi peruku” which paints the sketch in words. The song goes like this
“Thanimailiye inimai kaana mudiyama…”.
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.