Saturday, February 26, 2011

Theme # 9 - Waiting(#55)

I enjoyed making this..I sketched an Indian tribal lady in a waiting posture and colored it on photoshop.. I adorned her with bangles on hand and some leg ornaments called 'payal' in India and of course the red dot on the forehead called the 'bindi'....

I also learnt how to transfer a sketch into photoshop and digitize the lines..The tutorials available on the net are fabulous..

Brushes are from brusheezy and textures from photoshop..

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Theme # 8 Underwater (#83)

I just combined an underwater image with a mermaid sculpture, both of which I got from google images.. Shading and frame was from photoshop..

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Theme # 7 - Tower

A wind Tower or the Barjeel is a traditional Persian architectural device used for many centuries to create natural ventilation in buildings. It is not known who first invented the windcatcher, but it still can be seen in many countries of the Arab world today.

Though constructing a wind tower is a thing of the past with the invention of the modern air conditioning systems, a handful still exist in most of the region’s cities, sometimes on people’s homes, and sometimes carefully preserved or reconstructed at museums.

Traditional wind towers rise five or six meters above a house. They are usually built of wood or stone but can also be made from canvas. The tower is open on all four sides and catches even small breezes. The breeze create a low pressure zone which will draw air up from the house causing to create natural ventilation.

The towers work amazingly well. Sitting beneath a wind tower even on a hot day you will feel a consistent breeze even when the outside air feels heavy and still.

I have taken the picture of the wind tower and the information from and wikipedia. I have colored it and given the light effects on photoshop.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Theme # 6 Drowning

This was a difficult theme.. I realised that working on material themes like 'stripes' or 'window' was much more easier than themes like 'waiting' or 'drowning'.. Should try to do an equal mix of themes so that I don't push all the difficult themes to the end..

I wanted the drowning person saved, so the famous hands of Michelangelo became those of the drowning person and the saviour.. The background image was saved as a wall paper from the internet long time ago and I searched the net but couldn't find the site once again..

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Theme # 5 Colors

Thanks everyone for all your comments...It is just wonderful to read them...

This is an attempt at minimalism.. sometimes leaving huge blank space on the canvas brings out the depth of the colors applied..The filter gallery in photoshop is just fabulous for twirling colors around..


No credits/inspiration for this piece..lots of photoshop and a bit of imagination..

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Theme # 4 - Umbrella

Participating in the 100 themes challenge is a good learning experience... Doing this picture, I learnt how to make silk texture with folds on photoshop..I enjoyed the entire creation process..hope you all enjoy this too..

Credits : Umbrella -
The Lady - Indian actress Asin
The inspiration - Rainbow Umbrella -flickr photo

Friday, February 4, 2011

Theme No 3 - Music

The 'Sitar Player' is a tribute to one of my favourite Indian artists Raja Ravi Varma. I sketched the figure and scanned the image. The image was colored on photoshop. Then I created the background on photoshop and superimposed the figure on the background.

The inspiration behind this picture is this lovely painting: