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>My Sketch and the Fun I have with it!

>I pencil-sketched a Madhubani-style drawing recently, thinking it might be of some use relating to my writing. “Madhubani-style” because the difference is that Madhubanis have stumpy figures and well-demarcated black outlines for each object. Also, smaller etchings are executed usually in fine black strokes. In this sketch, the outlines are smudged, the small leaves are melting into the background and the stumpiness is taken over by rather freeflowing forms. Besides, the circle of trees have a modernist bloody head, symbolizing roots, and the sun rises below, a spatial anachronism. The border is a series of “footprints”.

This is the initial B&W drawing:


Then I colored it with marker pen:

I thought the sun rising from the ‘netherworlds’ could be cropped for some effect!

And then I flipped the scanned image! Looks like a juggler balancing a “wheel of trees” and a spidery sun…
Not sure what I’ll do with the drawing. I had a specific use in mind. Tell you later.

3 comments on “>My Sketch and the Fun I have with it!

  1. tikulicious
    October 10, 2009

    >don't know why but loved the first one . this sure is very interesting . true Madhubani style. how about doing some more Nabs :)

  2. tikulicious
    October 10, 2009

    >don't know why but loved the first one . this sure is very interesting . true Madhubani style. how about doing some more Nabs :)

  3. Rhett
    October 12, 2009

    >Great drawings… grand imagination… you have so much talent. That wheel of trees and such correspond to many lifetimes I guess… moving out in bigger circles around the life-giving sun. As the Oriental saying goes that the Universe is within us and all that…The jugular supporting the worlds… Your drawing like Hercules lifts the world on its shoulders…!

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This entry was posted on October 2, 2009 by in art, drawings, footprints, Madhubani, Nabina Das.
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