Do You See?
>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: