Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sketch-Time With My Daughter

I was digging through my old stuff when I came upon this sketch I had done few years back. It's done with oil pastels. I was actually overjoyed on seeing it...maybe was feeling nostalgic! This is no one I know, if you are thinking It's a portrait. I actually think I am not good at portraits. Anyways I got inspired with this finding and spent my evening yesterday doing some sketches very leisurely.

This is a very bare sketch done in about 5 minutes ( was losing patience as I saw the vase nearby and wanted to do that as well!!!)

When doing my vase I took a little more time as the lines had to do be done with a bit of care. All the while my 5 year old daughter was sitting next to me and doing her sketch. She finished it in within minutes and asked why am I taking so long! Finally when I finished with the vase, she enquired "why don't you draw me next?" She was beaming with such enthusiasm that I couldn't let her down. I thought I'll give it a try.
It hasn't come very clearly. But I think that wasn't bad!!! (Just giving myself a compliment:)). Her posture is one of whistling...she said I had to it with that (smiling all the while! Naughty huh?) And below is her sketch that I mentioned above. Cute, right? To give you a better idea, it's choco bar, chocolate cone ice cream, orange juice and chocolate milk respectively.
Hope you enjoyed your time here. Thanks for taking the time to read it.

15 comments:

sunil said...

great, keep coool!

Manoj CT / Thelakkat said...

like mom like daughter...im sure she has a good coach at home...loved ur sketches deepz....

artandsoul said...

Your sketch time with your daughter is VERY much a 'Witness' (as in my comments about The Dance of Three.

The Witness is like a container - strong enough for someone else to do or be or create within the safety of the structure you create.

Beautiful stuff!

Teri C said...

So happy you got your comments fixed. Now I can say how much I like these sketches!!

soulbrush said...

at last i can comment, i have tried so many times with no success. i am so glad that we are now friends in bloggyland. hugs.

Aniket said...

Deepa,

Its the sweetest post ever.

I loved the one your daughter painted the most."choco bar, chocolate cone ice cream, orange juice and chocolate milk" Niceeee!!!

Only I would have done away with orange juice and replaced it with an extra large Toblerone, and it would be just picture perfect for me. :-)

And your portrait is not bad at all.

I wish I had any skill in painting. All I could paint were Sunsets, coz it doesn't matter if a color or two get mixed up in that! :-)

Keep up the good work.

deepazartz said...

CT, Thanks a lot coz u r THE inspiration for me to start the blog! I do try to be a good coach and mom for my daughter...indeed I want to be the BEST MOM :)

Teri & SB u both are a GREAT INSPIRATION for me in this Bloggyland. I look up to YOU! I really look forward to ur postings.

Dear Aniket..you are the SWEETEST person I've come across in Bloggyland with a such a good SENSE OF HUMOR. As soon as I enter ur blog there's a SMILE sealed on my lips. Keep up the humor!

deepazartz said...

Aniket, I very much agree with the toblerone part...I LOVE it too.

And your words are no less than a painting!

deepazartz said...

Art&Soul, I now understand what you meant by Witness. I think its one of the greatest lessons that I learnt. I surely will remember that FOREVER! Thanks!

deepazartz said...

Sunietta, Thanks n thanks always for ur unconditional love,support and freedom to be myself :)

A Brush with Color said...

Very sweet! I love your creativity, and your creating art with your daughter is a wonderful thing. I'm a big proponent of that! Her work shows an artist in the making, too!

Lynn said...

How sweet it is to draw with a young child. I do this with my grandchildren! Love all but have to say your daughters' work shines here and tells us of her world of delights. ;-)

Seema Kozhithody said...

Finally, I could do it! Many days I was desperately trying to leave a comment when I sit 'ere the system clicking on thoughts, but it never worked,and it was then I mailed u... So there was an error, I suppose and now it's been rectified. Good...

Sketch-time with daughter...the title itself is so captivating and it really tells the warm and deep bond btw the mom and the daughter.. U'v done it so well! I wanted to comment esp on this. When I read it, I felt it like a short story, and I could vividly visualize this moment of creation! The beautiful and naughty smile & expression of Krishna and your bliss in picturing it out on the canvas, it's so wonderful! Whether u hurried through or not, she has got that look!! Keep it up.. And of course, for any artist, the old mature or immature stuff they created in their early days will be so dear to their heart, aint it? It isnt just the beauty or perfection of the picture that comes to the mind but the thought or process of making it, and as u put it being nostalgic too, rite?
Tell Duttumani that I loved her chocolate coneicecream so much, and I would love to relish the same kind from her! Kudos, Deepz..

deepazartz said...

Sue, Thanks for ur encouraging comments.
Thanks Lynn
And Seemaji...gr8 that u understand me so much...duttunai was ecstatic over ur comments :)

drawtheline said...

enjoyed your work and this blog.