The Black Beauty
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