Thursday, May 17, 2007

IF: Citrus


11X14
Charcoal and Pencil
2007
The yellow glow is from the lighting

I miss power failures. In India, as I pored over books during my school days I would heave a sigh of relief when the electric supply failed. It would be time for the Lemon shaped chimney lamp to come out of the cupboard. I would have fun with shadow play and would feed bits of paper (torn off the edges of textbooks) into the flame to amuse myself!

14 comments:

Janice said...
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Janice said...

Your lighting here...really sets the mood... soft and mysterious...I also Like the lemon shaped lamp. :)

Mad Guru said...

Nothing like burning textbooks! :) I like the loose line work. It gives that dimly lit feel.

You always have tons to say, so since Alina tagged me to post 7 things on any topic I want (which I did), now I'm tagging you to do the same.

AnastasiaC said...

beautiful lighting!

Tony LaRocca said...

Come to NYC during the summer- the power goes out in the outer Burroughs for weeks at a time!

imwithsully said...

This used to happen when I was in college. I'm pretty sure it was because I was broke though. This is excellent work.

Ujwala said...

i love the story and the way you've captured values in your drawing.

Balaji S Rajan said...

That was an excellent drawing! I could visulaise burning the edges of paper, since even I have done it in my younger days. I used to touch those ashes and see how they fall down and stop them only after realising the fingers turning black. By the way Arvindh, I have started sketching. You can see them soon in my blog.

Tracy said...

Neat story to go along with your work! Thanks for sharing :)

Suji said...

Great work as usual. The lighting is amazing. It evokes a nostalgic feeling. Now with inverters, we can't relly enjoy power cuts like we used to when we were young.

Uma Gowrishankar said...

A beautiful sepia glow!

Filipa said...

Very nice work!!makes me feel warm.

Jo said...

Excellent one again Arvindh!! I love that light effect.

Alina Chau said...

Nice mood!