Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fishes in Madhubani style

My gift tag contains fishes in Madhubani art style. I have given a little description about this style in my earlier post, Madhubani space ship.

I would like to continue a little and give a little knowledge as to how to do this style of painting.

A few points to keep in mind, 

a. The outline has double lines.
b. Double lines and fine lines are done only in black.
c. Figures are childlike, i.e. as if some child has done it.
d. Most of the figures are the same except for the dress.
e. Most of the figures have side profiles.
f. The figures are elongated.

Keeping the above points in mind, a lot of detailing is done in the Madhubani style of art.

Try it and get good results.


Bud n Leaves

Another work done by me in black n white today.               

I was just sitting on my terrace today and the weather was great. The mood was also there and so I sat down with my different types of HB pencils to do this sketch with a small plant of mine in front of me.

Hope you all like the end result.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Madhubani spaceship

India being a diversified country, has a diversified origin of paintings. Madhubani style of paintings originated from a place called Madhubani near Mithila in the state of Bihar.

From the earlier times, the ladies of the village decorated the walls and floors of their houses with these art forms. They made a base with muck, used black charcoal from their firewood for the outline and filled colours inside from the various things available in their kitchens.

Hence the colours mostly used are red, green, yellow, orange, blue.

These paintings started becoming popular in the year 1960 and people started commercialising by copying the paintings on cloth or paper. Mostly people use an ochar or cream base and do colourful themes on them.

The themes usually comprise on scenes from their lives, like a marriage scene, scene from daily lives, showing Gods and Godesses like Rama, Lakshmi, Sun as God etc.

I have taken an inspiration from these kinds of paintings and tried to create a modern Madhubani painting depicting a spaceship.

I hope you all like my idea of a modern Madhubani painting.

Embossing on mirror

I was a little more innovative to do my relief work on a 2 ft by 3 ft size mirror.
The work is done on the mirror on all the four sides. The base is done first, completely keeping the layering in mind. I have  tried to differentiate between works on the basis of colours done in the end.
The background colours have been kept subtle and the colours inside are filled in a little darker shade to enhance the work  and bring it out completely.

The work still requires framing which will bring life to the complete work.

I am even posting the work done on the left hand side and the right hand side of the mirror for a complete detail.

This is the work done on the right hand side of the mirror in detail.

This is the work done on the left hand side for a detailed description.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another Garden Picture

Another Porcelain painting made for my garden. 

Hope you like this one too.

Painting on tile

I had a few tiles lying in my house which I thought were of no use to me. But then one day I thought I could use them on my terrace after painting on them. But the problem was that I wash my plants on the terrace and so the painted tile may get spoiled. 

So I needed to do something which would have not got spoiled due to water as well as sunlight. Porcelaine paint was the answer to my solution.

The design was drawn first. The the glass colours outliner was used to do this outline. Pabeo porcelain paints were used in the end to paint in the picture. You need to work fast as these paints dry fast.

Now you have to wait for at least 24 hours before you bake the tile. The tile was baked now at 180 degrees centigrade for 35 minutes.But before opening the door of the oven, let it cool for at least an hour.

Now the tile needed to be framed, so for the garden, the best option was wrought iron, so the  wrought iron frame to it.