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Another Face and a Few Figures

One of my goals for 2009 is to continue to sketch/paint at least one face and figure each week.  I was delighted when my friend shared all of her photos from a recent trip to India and I'm having a wonderful using them for inspiration.  I think this might be a snake charmer - at Amber Fort - but there is no photo of a basket and snake.

                SnakeCharmer.jpg

This is one of several camel carts in a procession in Jaipur on the road to Ranthambore.   The photo was taken from a bus window as they passed.  I'm not sure that I have sketched a camel before and couldn't wait until I found a photo taken at just the right angle.  This was painted across two pages.

CamelCart.jpg

As always, thank you Bunny for your wonderful collection of photos.  The wonderful animal photos from the National Park can even be another series of practice drawings.

Comments

Wonderful colors.. and perfect emotions.. I love to see your blog each time I drop in...

I'm really enjoying your India sketches. You imbue both people and animals (camels) with such whimsical personalities. Your blog is so much fun.

I love the beautiful soft colours you have used. The snake charmer looks so serene.

Hello Shirley,
the portrait of the indian man is fabulous. It reminds me of an illustration for oriental fairy tales...And you did a great job on the camel cart as well!
Thank you for visiting my blog and thank your for your kind comment.
Have a nice week full of creative moments!

These are really cool...very exotic and lovely!

BTW Shirley... Your name was drawn for one of my blogiversary giveaways!!! I will have a full post of all the names and their artsy "goodies" on my blog Tuesday.
Please email me with your land addy so I can send your prize on its way!
All the best!

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