Friday, December 16, 2005

Baby Sitar Raga

treasure trailThis is a fairly loose interpretation of the brand new proposal over at Illustration Friday (IMAGINE), but just go with the flow! I was just colouring this drawing last night, and it really seems right for it. It's a portrait of me (or you) drifting into reveries of imagination in my (your) head, induced in this case by mesmerising Indian music.

Bytheway, I recommend clicking to the Giant Size, and you'll get right into the nitty gritty of the biro!



Blogger johnnynorms said...

This one is dedicated to Dave - thankyou for being such an appreciative and supportive follower of my blog. Looking forward to a New Year jam with your new electric guitar...

2:17 pm  
Blogger Ellen said...

This is awesome! You have a distict style that warrents tremendous praise.

2:25 pm  
Blogger Alice A. said...

The texture of your work is very pleasing, also how the black makes the colors pop.

10:01 pm  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

love this! love the colours, shapes and the whole vibe!

11:00 pm  
Blogger Aeris said...

It's so energic... filled with enthusiasm and a blow of Picasso himself :)

11:08 pm  
Blogger carla said...

This is striking...great colors and shapes...seems abstract at first glance, and then I see instruments and a person. Very nice.

11:40 pm  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love these cubist-ish style. great works!

7:46 am  
Blogger JacqueLynn said...

Love the picture, the pop of red works great. Have a wonderful Christmas - Best Regards, Jacque

12:01 pm  
Blogger Jane Doe said...

Picasso with a sitar. I'm flowing. Pass the curry.

12:13 pm  
Blogger eucharisto said...

Very cool! Nicely structured, it works very well.

8:03 pm  
Blogger johnnynorms said...

i don't mind a slice of praise now and again Ellen - whether warranted or not!

Alice a. and JacqueLynn, I wondered what the colours were doing, now i know they're popping.

i dig that you dig the vibe Valgalart.

Aeris and Jane Doe, i have to admit there must be a Picasso influence seeing as he's been my favourite artist for many years. He's part of the unconscious organic mix.

Carla, your experience of the picture sounds like mine. I was organically creating something abstract, then a figure appears, and the instrument was the finishing touch.

which is why it's not cubist, only reminiscent of cubism - cubistist sounds about right Alina

hi Eucharisto, I'll have to weave your guitar into the next one!

10:13 am  
Blogger Dave Love said...

Gosh, very honoured that you're dedicating this one to me. Yeah, I'm looking forward to that jam too!

It took me a while to see all the elements to this one, and I'm probably missing something still, but then I don't have a great visual imagination. Certainly the colour and composition are striking and take you to a certain world, like most of your best work. A nice complement to your pieces with a jazz influence.

Dave x

1:10 pm  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I like how my tongue looks in this ... Eating Palak Paneer right now };-}

9:45 am  
Blogger johnnynorms said...

Thanks Dave, when the time is right, pack both your acoustic and electric in the boot and hot pedal it over here. Would like to hear your new songs.

Palak Paneer, the Indian Minister for Food & Agriculture? Put down your fork & knife at once! A welcome tongue observation Anonymous, I hadn't seen it - despite having drawn and coloured it. This was quite a serendipitous drawing.

10:31 am  
Blogger Aravis said...

You were allowing your own imagination free-reign while working on it too, so that adds another dimension. This is very cool!

7:00 pm  
Blogger Rachelle said...

I like your illustration style. Very bold and expressive lines. Great work!

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