Thursday, January 27, 2005
This is done using a graphite/charcoal pencil on a water color paper(the rough textured one) I wanted to feel the flow of charcoal on that paper ...so instead of wasting the paper, I drew this....Sketch is a favourite form of art for me....just plain black and white ....and this texture is a lot comfortable for charcoal......It cld also be messy if you dont handle it properly....charcoal can spread easily on this paper and spoil your mood completely !!!!
Thursday, January 20, 2005
"Mon Meilleur Ami" - My Best Friend too.
He is Sam ! and celebrates his Birthday on Feb 14...I envy him on that !
Only complaints my parents have is that when we meet ( read as whenever I go to Chennai) ...we play a little violently...and have broken a few things :-)) ...no Not me...It is him........But he generally escapes from the scoldings and I get it on his behalf......
But he is my best friend !!!
It became so dark and cloudy with in 5 minustes( we were sweating in the hot sun earlier) ,and it produced a weird combination of dark clouds in a dry place with subtle greeneary around on the brown rocks...
And as I always say, only Nature can produce weird color combination and yet make it look like a heaven !!!
You liked the Gingee pic...So, here I'm posting the B&W version and the Colour version of the same....
Place: You know :-)
You'll see a lone man walking along the steps....That was an amateur's mistake
Date : Sometime in 2004, third quarter...dont remember now...
This place is around 150 kms from chennai enroute Thiruvanamallai. Arnd 200 kms from Bangalore.
The " Kappaleri poyachu" song from Shankar's Indian was shot here.
Place: Streets of Ottawa
Date: September 2003.
Place: Old Quebec downtown
Date: August 2003
While I made my friend to take this pose of me, I couldnt control the laughter with my friend making me stand there and get the right pose. I was embarrassed and one lady to my despair, supported my friend and acted a regulator....It was fun times though !!!
so...no comments if you are gonna oppose that , hehehe !!!
Algonquin Park, Canada
Fall of 2003, sometime in September !!!
Unlucky that we had a storm the previous week and almost all of the leaves had fallen down !!!
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
This day is special during the major festival in India called Mahara Sankranti ( in the North India) and Pongal (in the south India). The festival is about paying due respect, thanking and celebrating the nature - for providing a good harvest with good sun and monsoon! It is a 3 day event and during the third day named Kanum Pongal, people just relax and enjoy by going out with their family on the bullock carts(only in villages these days) painted colourfully. At the fair, lots of traditional events are conducted to people's entertainment. One such among them is "Poikaal Kuthirai Attam". The artists dress themselves colourfully and get into a wooden horse and dance. The legs of the horse are those of the artists - Hence the name "Poikaal" meaning false legs. It is one of those lovely dances I have come across with delicate and soft movements with the wooden horse providing the fun.