Monday, August 22, 2005

More scribbles


Lord Krishna

Have always been fascinated by Lord Krishna from as long as I remember- in all his various forms and roles- and may be specially by Meera's Krishna and Radha Krishna. As a child I remember having tried to draw him from one of the pictures in the puja room- but this one I drew a few years ago, when my younger son was still a baby- 1996-I had just put him to sleep and I remember hurrying through the picture afraid he would wake up any moment.


This Krishna I copied from the Amar Chitra Katha "Meerabai"- there were a couple of other pictures too which I wanted to draw- one in which Lord Krishna holds a fainting Meera- Meera looked so beautiful, nubile- with long hair- but I was unable to sketch it...







It was one of the boring classes after lunch interval while in college-1986, and I was dangerously nodding off to sleep- when I noticed this picture on the cover of the note book of my friend next to me - I promptly set down to copy the picture on my note book- all the while pretending to taking down notes- the picture tho did not look like the person on the cover, did help me to ward off sleep.






I dont remember when I drew this one- but I must have been terribly bored...











It was soon after our wedding - 1988-89- I used to accompany my DH to the shop in the evenings - those days he used to run a medical shop in Kochi - and I would sit in a room at the back of the shop- with stocks of medicines around me- sometimes I would while away the time reading some book from the library- may be that day I had no book- I drew this on a sheet of paper bearing the seal of the Medical shop- copied it from a picture on some magazine lying around - The Week perhaps....I'm not too sure.




This was copied from an ad of Farex or Cerelac, I think- again from the pages of a magazine- I had been fascinated by the expression of the mother, but when I tried to capture it I think she looked kind of toothless! The baby was much cuter in the mag.







Its been a long time I scribbled something- recently when my net connexn was down, I tried to draw a pictutre of Radha and Krishna- from a wall hanging that we got from Udupi this May - the pic was beautiful- tho Krishna looked kind of effiminate- I tried to give him some muscles , make him taller- but the results were disastrous as you can see - the original is really beautiful I tell you...I sighed and returned the pencil that I had borrowed from my son.

The best ones were those that I drew in school- that of Mickey Mouse,Minni Mouse, Donald Duck and Ms Donald Duck- I coloured them with sketch pens- and made kinda wedding photos of the Mickey and Donald couples- those and a few others are now in my maike...which I show to my sons when we go there...

Now the younger one draws Pokemons with various kind of innovative "attacks" - he draws these funny looking creatures with helmets, and armour like things on them...

7 comments:

Chay said...

love the violin playing person and indira gandhi ones....you sure have tremendous talent ardra chechi!! :-))

Fizo said...

Ardra,
WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

they are so, so , so good!!!
you should pursue this more...!
you have the talent!!!

buckwaasur said...

wow ardra...i had no idea u could draw this well...these drawing are awesome...the air of careless free-hand doodling is what gives them their character and appeal...very very cool...post more please... :-)

Shpriya said...

Ardra..thks for steeping in :) I am keeping track of ur blogs thro Ramchi's :) Will add this link to mine :)

shshukla said...

And all along I thought that you had one wonderful talent of writing. But this is like an icing on your blog-cake- Shuchi

bharath said...

so beautiful ardra. all of them. pliss to continue the art. share more with us as you draw em. :-)

MIRABAI said...

Just wanted you to know there’s a new site out dedicated to presenting the spiritual implications of Mirabai’s life and teachings at

http://www.gitananda.org/mirabai/mirabai.html

or

www.gitananda.org

pictures too!