Saturday, May 27, 2006

IF: Alphabets



I used the scripts of three Indian languages (those that I can speak and write) besides English for this work. The one that has the largest font is Tamil, my mother tongue (the one that my family speaks). The next sized font is written in Kannada. This language is spoken in Karnataka where I spent a major part of my life in India. The third one is Hindi - spoken by a large segment of the Indian population.
The scripts are used to just convey the names of the respective languages in which the words are written.

22 comments:

Max Rence said...

It's great! What are the media you used?

Suji said...

Wow! Great creativity and imagination. Good interpretation of the term 'word art'.

himavant said...

great art arv! always adore calligraphy or 'word art'. it's indian right? what it says? chinese ink?

marc said...

Beautiful color!Nice topic.
Bravo,good imagination!Very well illustration!

Sarah said...

Is this in Hindi? Oh, I love calligraphy and this is beautiful, the colors with the writing, exquisite!

aynaku said...

thanx for your comment...yours are also very interesting works...I like this.

arvindh said...

Thank you all for your comments.

Max rence, I used watercolour pencils and india ink.

Himavant and Sarah scot,
i used script from three Indian languages (those that I can speak and write) besides English for this work. The one that has the largest font is Tamil, my mother tongue (the one that my family speaks), the next sized font is written in Kannada. This language is spoken in Karnataka where I spent a major part of my life in India. The third one is Hindi - spoken by a large segment of the Indian population.
The scripts are used to just convey the names of the respective languages in which the words are written.

JacqueLynn said...

Wow, great warm colors and feel

Teri C said...

I love this,it just glows!

ratlion said...

Hello!
Really like the warmth this exudes..
Btw, fellow indian and tamilian here :)...feel's good to see the script on your illo...i could read the tamil but boy does my accent suck! :)
Cheers

the heartful blogger said...

Gorgeous, also makes me a bit homesick.

nirmala said...

warm and cozy colors vt nice script work in diff languages.

lautrette said...

love this one!!!!!

those tones of color speak the language of the hearth...

melba said...

This is so cool. I like the colors, your style, and your attention to detail.

Amy Zaleski said...

Gorgeous warm colors! How interesting to see characters from a language with which I'm unfamiliar for "Word Art."

Mad Guru said...

I like the color and textures in this piece!

Balaji S Rajan said...

Good thinking. Nice colours. Very innovative.

creative kismet said...

beautiful script! I love the warm colors.

carla said...

The colors here are so rich and deep, yet warm! The calligraphy of your writing creates a gorgeous visual apart from whatever the words say. This is quite lovely!

Shano said...

Gorgeous and inspiring. Nice use of color.

Kala said...

I love languages, how lucky you can speak so many! This is beautiful, well done!

Natalia said...

nice flowy words! i was wondering what culture you were from, having not read the rest of your blog yet. My mother and I have an internet friend, whom we've never met face to face, who lives in TamilNadu. And also where I teach I have 2 colleagues from there. I hope to go visit India one day with my husband.