This man does not exist. He is purely a figment of my imagination…
I have spent the last year painting large faces in saturated colour partly inspired by Theyyam and Kathakali.
It was time to get back to painting some semblance of flesh tones. I hoped to breathe life into an image that had been resting restlessly in my head for a while. It was something that I just wanted to feel my way around in order to experiment and expand my own boundaries/horizons and skill as an artist. I went in with no pre-set notions and knew that things will change as I go along.
I have many people wanting to see me paint. I literally get hundreds of emails from people who want to intern or learn from me. “Do you teach?” This ‘man’ started as a painting demo on my Facebook page where I decided to put this album up and share the progress. As most of you know I am a self taught artist as I did not go to an art school. My learning has come from books/ videos and by just observing people work. I am hoping that those interested will be able to find this helpful in some way.
This canvas is roughly 5′ x 3.5′ and is done in acrylics.
You can see the first few images of this movie as stand alone pictures on the Facebook album here.
This is what became of him …
15 thoughts on “Sadhu #5”
I wish we’d see as many good looking men as your canvases around Aarohi 😉
Kalyani, they are in my head. So I see them all the time 😉
This is amazing..the transition was superb, that is where the imaginations take place and you have the brilliant ones.
Awww, thank you Sutapa 🙂
What an amazing transition and what piercing eyes… Beautiful!
I love his eyes too Smita.. glad you like him.
My Fav. now (after those OOOLD work of your “rajasthani turban guys”) , seen this in background of yahoo video also , loved it
Thank you Vikas… abhi thoda sa intezaar karo… there are 9 more like this. In terms of the degree of detail and size. All faces – but different faces. This guy I love so started with him 🙂
Amazing!! Initially the Sadhu was smiling and along the way he became a little dour…
Actually Sree, if you look closely he still smiles but with a cynical/smirk twist.
its gorgoeus- its as if i were seeing a real human starring right back at me- transitioning and going through stages of his life in just a few seconds. Keep creating and inspiring!!!
Thanks Yuti…it shows what I went through creating it!
this is really superb aarohi, the eyes are so real…
Thank you Swati 🙂
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