March 21, 2009

My Work - The Lonely Lady


Finally, it’s over…

I’ve kept this picture half completed for a very long time... I’ve started drawing this during the study leave of the previous university exam I had. But I never got neither the time nor the mindset to complete it until now...

The background is a bit... what do u call... untidy... I have to admit that I was a bit hasty to complete that I never give it enough dedication…

Im adding this section in response to the request from Dewdrop( see comment section) to add what i had in mind while drawing this picture.

What i had in mind while drawing this picture was almost the same as she had thought.Ill start from the beginning.

It was while watching the Evanescence Album "My Immortal" that i got the idea of drawing this picture... see the cloth covering over her right palm ( same that that in the album). Well as Dewdrop had said, the time is a somewhat like 18-19 century.. i consider that period as the best time ever.. in terms of art or what ever it is. Well i had indented to draw her reading a letter from her husband who had gone away for a war or something. But i accidentally drew her fingers in a closed position, so i had to crumble the letter.

I also thought of drawing a rose by her side.. near the leaf. I remember drawing the outline too.. But the picture was completed in several stages due to lack of time, so it somehow got left out. In fact it was right now, that i found out it wasnt there.

And for the background, i thought of drawing a part of a building wall at first, but it was due to some well... technical aspect ( distance from the tank..) i had to decide otherwise.

26 comments:

Gena said...

You did a wonderful job. I have heard that people's faces are the hardest to draw, but you did it well.
My brother draws a little bit of everything, but cringes over faces.

amalbose said...

thanks Gena..

NEHA said...

lovely work amal

Red_Devil said...

it's a good work man, though the pose is slightly odd..always admired you as a artist

Amal Bose said...

@ Neha: Thanks a lot..

@ Red_Devil: Thanks, my first thought was to draw her reading a letter, but i accidentally drew the fingers in a closed position and never bothered to change..nyway thanks for the feedback

Dewdrop said...

What came to my mind when I saw this pic was this lady of yester-years crumbling a love-letter from her lover, who had written in to bid her aideu as he went ahead in a quest to find his calling... you must blog about what you had in mind as you sketched it...

Amal Bose said...

OMG!
thats exactly what i had in mind while i started drawing it.
ive said in a previous comment to Red devil about the letter sent by her lover( actually hus.)
well.. im not a pro so had to sacrifice the original idea to suit my abilities..
ill add that too to the post now..

Qwery said...

Great work Dude!!

Anusha Narayan said...

beautiful work amal.. looking forward to more such sketches :)

Amal Bose said...

@Qwery: thanks..

@Anusha: Thanks.. i hope so.. :)

PURN!MA said...

hey,

thats a beautiful pic. I've always repented my inability to sketch... thats why all the more I;m appreciative towards those who do it really well.

Amal Bose said...

thanks Purnima, you just have to try.. thats all

Jagjit said...

Very nice drawing.

Dhanya said...

wow beautiful sketch.. You have taken care of each and every detail.. Looking forward to more such works :)

mahesh said...

the lady is in pain.............
need bpo jobs without a single rupee!!!!!!!! a genuine job from home.

Work from home

I am Xprosaic said...

Nice work! Very artistic! Keep it up...and thanks for visiting my blog!

aqua gurl said...

nycee!!

Viajero said...

The last time I took pencil in my hand for art work was in 10th....and thereafter something weaned it off me...I would have liked to try it again but again something is holding me from doing it....

Nice pic with good depiction of the depth through the shades :)

Niti said...

its beautiful..the expression..the background..its amazing work done

Amal Bose said...

@ all
thank you guys :)

*KHUSHI* said...

Awesome Drawing... you have art to read pictures.. keep it up..!!!

mathew said...

loved the piece of work..it definitely has got a classic feel to it!!

Vinitha Vasanth said...

WOW !!! Beautiful sketch !!!

Amal Bose said...

thank you all...

foreigndesi said...

I too draw a lot of portraits. I think they're the most satisfying! 'Messy' or not, this is still EXTREMELY good. Keep it up :)

SindhuBhairavi said...

Its beautiful.. i wish i could sketch too :) the details added about its making was interesting as well.. !