Friday, June 23, 2006

Illustration Friday: Dance


This charcoal sketch is based on my photograph of a stone carving in one of the Hoysala temples at Belur/Halebeedu (unfortunately I am not able to recall the exact location) in Karnataka, India.

To see some of my photographs from these temples click here.

15 comments:

Stacia said...

Nicely done...I like your photos too! Awesome textures!

anne said...

Very nice sketch. And the photos are amazing =)

Bravo!

carla said...

This is very beautiful! I looked at your photos...those are beautiful as well. I love how you've created a very ancient look with the texture of the charcoal.

Mad Guru said...

Agreed. I like the texture. The way you've suggested all that detail is very effective. At the same time, you've kept the focus on the figure. Nice work!

Suji said...

Wow! Its always amazes me how an artist can use a piece of charcoal to create something so beautiful. Very nice work! But I felt that the face needed a little something more. I don't know exactly what. :)

Sarah said...

This is beautiful, love all the detail. Her body looks very much like sculpture.

Ujwala said...

i was beginning to wonder whether you were away on a holiday :D good show! lovely idea. i never managed to do mine in time. and the photographs are lovely too.

bess said...

reminds me of a Botticelli beauty who prefers sambar to pasta...gorgeous drawing. it's amazing how you can do so many different styles.

Alexis Leon said...

Nice sketch. I would like to see more charcoal sketches you have done. I always love that medium and respect people who are good at it. The effects one can create are tryely amazing.

Jo said...

Great job again Arvindh. :-)

nirmala said...

sketches in charcoal hve nice effect and texture....beautiful sketch arvindh.

himavant said...

arvindh, you are good at sketching. i really like this one..

ValGalArt said...

i sure do love this!!!

tiffinix said...

This is so gorgeous! A wonderful sketch it looks antiquarian. Very beautiful.

visithra said...

very beautifully sketched - the temple is near hassan accessible from mysore n bangalore