I Love NY

I like to work on animate objects for my art work until one day I landed on Stephen Wiltshire gallery. There is life in his cityscape that pulsates different mood. Autism could not stop him from soaring up to sky and draw the most famous cityscape in the world. He did astonishing 18 feet of New York just after a 20 minute helicopter ride from memory at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

I made the one above from the photos that I’ve collected over years… Somebody should have warned me about it – the profound effect that New York evokes on one for the first time – it was love at first sight 🙂

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A Perfect Date

I got this book “How to Draw Cartoons?” in May… It was very interesting trying to try various facial expressions with simple strokes. Poppy however claims she can draw better whereas I can only paint. When I put together and showed it to her, she went like “girl looks like you…” 😉 Any resemblance to living or dead is purely coincidental 😉 😛


I don’t know how to take a photo that shows fine lines well 😦

Crouching Dragon

Touched my paint brush after a long time… A Chinese dragon with the letter “Fu” (good fortune) and the good luck symbol infinity. It was on handmade paper with fabric colors.

Fleur-de-Lis

Fleur-de-Lis (French: lily flower) is the stylized emblem much used in ornamentation and heraldry, long associated with the French crown. Lily was said to have sprung from the tears shed by Eve as she left Eden. Legend has it that Clovis, the Merovingian king of Franks (466 – 561 C.E.), was presented with a golden lily at his baptism. History has it that fleur-de-lis is associated with French monarchy since 12th century C.E. when King Louis VI had one on his shield. Fleur-de-lis has different interpretations in symbolism. It signifies – perfection, light, and life to French Royalty; purity and sanctity of Virgin Mary to Roman Catholic Church; and its three petals to the Holy Trinity.

Durga Maa

Devi

I made it sometime back… fabric colors on paper. Durga Maa (Bengali style) was always fair and glowing. I wanted to make her dark and glowing. Isn’t she lovely?

Une Belle Fille

Radha

To Shiranthi, who got me flat brushes… 🙂 It is fabric colors on paper. I bought metallic colors to paint Karthigai Deepam lamps, a year back. It was lying forgotten in my bag after that. I used desert gold, metallic gold, metallic copper, and metallic bronze. I also used white poster color to define skin and black for the small curl.

Madonna

An inspiration from one of chalk paintings of Leonardo da Vinci… Of course the original looks nothing like it…