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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Intense Gaze

I have been working on this sketch during past few days. I guess total time involved was around 10-12 hours.

This lady  happens to be a devotee who was busy reading her holy book at the 'Ganga Ghaat'( At the shores of the Ganges) in Rishikesh.She looked up when my husband clicked her picture but didn't mind much! Her gaze was intense and deep, so I was fascinated by her face.
Hope you enjoy this.
Pencil on paper, 16"x12"

28 comments:

  1. Wow! Arti, it's really well done. Looks great!

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  2. Quelle précision Arti ! Magnifique de vérité.

    How accurate Arti! Wonderful of truth.

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  3. The drawing here is fantastic, so much detail. I don’t have the patience for how accurately the hair and cloth is shown, amazing….

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  4. this is a really beautiful drawing Arti ! you are so talented !
    wish you a wonderful weekend

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  5. Thank you Michelle,Lydie, Asit...
    @Stephie, thank you so much!
    Bettyl, Tony , MArty, thank you very much for your kind words..
    @Juliana you re so kind!:)

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    So it would be nice if you visit my blog sometimes :)
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  7. I so love your portraits, Arti. You are a master at them. This lady is so beautiful; I can imagine her when she was a young woman. Love the hair (being a salt & pepper head myself).

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  8. Thank you Sherry..that gives me an idea; why don't you send me your photo for a sketch? I would love to draw your portrait!:)

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  9. Very talented, great aptitude to capture an expression.

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  10. Magnífico esta mirada es penetrante , me gusta mucho.
    saludos.

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  11. Ooh yikes, Arti. I'll see if I can find a halfway decent photo somewhere. I'm so uncomfortable in my own skin most of the time.

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  12. Beautiful work Arti. You have such a gift for capturing expression!

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  13. Melissa, Morrouch, Alvin..thank you!
    Sherry , do find that image and send it to me! :)
    Crystal, thank you for support :)

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  14. Incredible variation in values, and beautifully drawn edges make this exceptional!

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  15. Thank you so much, Anna!
    Thank you, Claire..:)

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  16. This is exquisitely done, Arti. You are so very talented!

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  17. Hi Arti, This is really a b'ful sketch.. Like the detailed work.. so talented ..

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  18. really a tough sketch and you have done it pretty well..superb madam....

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  19. Thanks, Rajaa, I enjoyed making this one.

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