Thursday, August 21, 2008

Grrr...



I am happy with my drawing of Rama. I was happy with my drawing of me, when it was in the same penned style, until I had a mishap with a wayward pen. In an attempt to camouflage the mistake, I painted over it with gouache. Then more mistakes cascaded onto the paper and this is the end result. Maybe by the time the book comes back to me, a time-machine will be invented and I can prevent that first and fatal pen splotch. Until then, Rama, I hope you like it :)

9 comments:

marina said...

szaza!
It dosen't look as mistake at all - just beautiful work!
Love very much the colors and all the deatails!

I would like know what are you whispering to rama's ear ;)

benconservato said...

well, no it doesn't look like a mistake at all, wonderful piece... I too wonder what is being said there. I wish I had the rewind function when I did Ann-Ds but, you know...

szaza said...

Thanks Marina and Emma!
It was very frustrating, but that's how it goes sometimes. I have no idea what I am saying to Rama, but it sure is puzzling!

Marty Harris said...

Whatever you're saying, you're frightening the color out of him.

I like your entry very much. I would have liked seeing the mistake, too, I think. You won the wrestling match.

szaza said...

Thanks Marty!
There was this picture of him that he had in the envelop of the Moly that looked so funny, like he just realised something... I thought it was hilarious and made his reaction a little more dramatic. I just mailed it off to you an hour ago :)

Ollif said...

I see no mistakes! Only lovely and attactive red and golden background and two cute faces in front)
WELL-DRAWN as usu, Szaza)))
Rama is listening to some secret from you for sure!

melissa said...

Oh, this sparks a memory of the game children play "whisper down the alley" or "telephone" depending where you grow up. Hmmm we could start a whole other post wondering about what she is whispering in his ear. I love this kind of image which will have me thinking about it long after I've closed my computer.

szaza said...

Thank you Olya and Melissa!

rama hughes said...

i completely sympathize with the "cascading" catastrophe. in my experience, it's always better to leave the wayward line be. not that i remember that wisdom very often.

nonetheless, the portrait is fantastic. i wouldn't know you weren't happy with it if you didn't say so.

maybe that's what you're whispering.