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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.”

Ref:

Pencil Shading- Basic techniques, RaviRaj

  1. kapaleshwar
    April 23, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    congrats..da bravo….beautiful

  2. Malathi
    April 24, 2010 at 12:28 am

    aval appadi onrum “figure” illai!🙂

    Tire varajitiye Sid inthe back beauty kku..sary Black Beauty kku!

  3. April 24, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Good one da!

    I remember this quip Suhasini made in “Hasini pesum padam” when she was vimarsichufying this movie. She talked about this song and said “Indha paatu nanna irukku, anaa konjam pengal a izhivu paduthara maari irukku”. Oru aanai paathu ‘avan aapadi onrum usaram illai, appadi onrum nalla velayil illai’ nu paaduvangala” nu🙂

    The sketch is a-class!

  4. Rohith
    April 24, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Hey.. Looks awesome dude… The hands, feet and the tire😉 .. all are very natural…The pattern u have made is also very kewl.. the shoulder are a lil too broad andd squarish :)…

  5. April 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Thanks people.
    @ mal, tire comes with the package.
    @ shwe, nice point by haasini..but how many romantic songs have u heard where the gal talks abt her love interest..a few may be.. 99% of the songs it is the otherway round where the man glorifies his lady love making all sorts of similies.. In this one for a change, he states the way his girl is and says he is ready to accept her….
    and a trivia about this song – Naa.Muthukumar actually wrote this song for his wife and he was about to include this in his wedding invite. His friends suggested not to do so fearing the confusion it might cause….only a portion of his original poem is included in the filmy version.
    @ Rohith, thats just the blouse standing out..:P

  6. Prajeeth
    May 5, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Awesome sketches !!!

  7. mrunalini
    March 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Hey.. the idea of sketching has juss blossomed in my mind thereby it took me to various sites. Im still with ur site. Reason being that u r juss not good at sketching but a very very thoughtful person as well.

    It’s nice to read the background thoughts that let u come up with such sketches.

    Im in love with you for this!! Seriously!

    • March 17, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Support from people motivates me. Thanks for stopping by. wish your idea to sketching blossom to fruition.

  8. Ramesh Aroli
    January 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Dear Siddharth,

    really amazing sketches. Especially, I like this one very much and requesting you for permission to use it for cover-page of a translation of Telugu novel. Crediting you for the same, I humbly request you please do allow.

    thanking you,

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