Friday, June 21, 2013

Hornbill and Harbingers


"Faith is a bird that feels the light, when the dawn is still dark" - Rabindranath Tagore


Ornate Bird - Coloured Pens on photo paper

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that can not fly " - Langston Hughes


Hornbill - Acrylics, Watercolour and Pen

Hornbill is our State (Kerala in South India) bird. I am a great nature lover and I know many of my friends are too. We think of visiting serene, calmer places to Find Peace! 

Yesterday in one of the spiritual orations I heard that Lord Krishna while playing with Gopis ( cow herd girls) asked River Yamuna to come closer. On refusal to do so he brought it closer with his silk over clothing. This would puzzle almost anyone!!! The guru then gave his explanation that it was a time when nature was the slave of man and not vice versa. Man had a will of his own and it didn't budge or waver with his surroundings and that was His inner strength. Like wise we need to rise above from the indulgences around to over come all physical and mental restraints. So what do you think? Do you agree?


I feel light, ready for a flight
along the lanes and by lanes in sight.
Earth damp and eyes wet
Air moist, yet I set...
To free the fetters
Liberate from the shutters!  :)

Felt like expressing something in verse! All of a sudden :)


Coming on to SOC....this week's colour combo is Orange and Hot Pink. I am planning to do everything digital this year. Finally I will all digi papers...ready for display.

Harbingers - Digital (Illustrator)

Why Harbingers???
Harbinger - One that indicates or foreshadows what is too come; a forerunner
This is inspired from one of the photographs I came across in the Net.

The flower girls are harbingers of the Bride...they all are gorgeous and yet our eyes search for the Bride who would follow them...and in the midst, we tend to forget or ignore these beauties :D

So this piece is dedicated to all those beautiful girls who felt that at some point or the other.

PS: We don't have this tradition...ours is completely different and in my community our prime marriage ceremony is over in 5 minutes and that would be covered by the backs of the videographers in the present times :) So we have to wait for the CD to have a good look of the ceremonies!

Linking it to PPF, SOC and Show and Tell Saturday@AIB...so what are you waiting for??? Head forward and check out the links.

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40 comments:

Singh Syle said...

Cool art work, best wishes...

WrightStuff said...

I did a bird this week too!

So wonderful to see all this hot pink - love what you did :)

Giggles said...

Love the variety...the detail in the first piece is terrific!! All very cool work!!Great soc!

Hugs Giggles

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your birds, especially the Zentangle version, and I love the crisp lines and use of repetition in the digital piece. Happy PPF and Blessings!

Faye said...

The hornbill painting is amazing. Love the colors.

denthe said...

All three pieces are so different, but I love them all! Wonderful work!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Loving the intricacy of your ornate bird and its accents of color!
Wonderful!!
What a prolific week you've had!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Paula Jennings said...

very pretty for SOC!

alarmcat said...

love your little birds...very nice :)

Linda said...

really FAB art projects!! They are each so very different but equally striking!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work, my fave is that wonderful hornbill! Valerie

Nic McLean said...

I absolutely love your doodle bird on photo paper and the hornbill too - the used of the blue streaks of paint is really effective.
I have to say that I think unfortunately that nature is still the slave of man - when we look at how we treat farmed animals and the amount of forest we decimate to grow crops to make money. However, I think that when man is long gone from the planet nature will recover and reclaim the earth (sorry that's a bit gloomy!) Your digital piece is really lovely - I never thought of flowergirls as harbingers before as I normally hear the word only in the expression 'harbinger of doom' but I guess they are (just of happy things instead!)

Terri Corona said...

What a beautiful variety - I especially love the top bird, gorgeous detail.

Marji said...

your birds are wonderful! I really like the digi art too - I love the combo for this week's SoC3 challenge. You did beautifully!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Awesome works of art! I love all three of your wonderful and creative creations! It was so cool to learn about Harbingers, too!

Kim said...

Beautiful art! HPPF!

Gloria in CA said...

Love all your work Deepa, especially the flower girls. Awesome. Great job.:)

Shahrul Niza said...

Hi, Deepa :). This is such a sweet, exotic doodling! LOVE the flower girls, the harbingers too. Very sweet post indeed.

Elisa said...

wonderful artworks! Really adore the ornate bird. Made me remember the crane dance performance I watched at Singapore.

Chakoli said...

Just so wonderful artwork :) :)

Anne Manda said...

Love your pieces, especially the Ornate Bird, so pretty! <3

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Three lovely pieces. I love the different styles. Great take on the SoC and colour combination is perfect:)

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful work. I love all three. great take on the SoC and perfect colour combination:)

Jez said...

Your bird drawings are both beautiful - I really admire your precision and clarity. And the Harbinger girls in their SOC pink and orange is a great image. I love it.

Siggadisart said...

Hi. I love your doodle bird and the text on top. This is so beautiful and such a great work. The Kerala bird is also beautiful but in a different way :)

Lynn Cohen said...

Beautiful paintings! The bird is exquisite! Fun digital piece too! HPPF!

JoyCorcoran said...

Lovely ink work and the hornbill is so magnificent. You captured a lot of it's spirit. I love the harbingers of delight. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and the thoughts that inspired them.

Zafaran said...

Deepa,I loved this weeks work so much! I can feel this as a harbinger of beautiful creations to come...Kerala rains have given you new poetic and creative wings!
( I do agree with the weddings observation you have made, true, over in five minutes, plus the hordes of photographers and videographers...it's chaos and over before you realize what happened! Not to mention the rush for the feast! :-p )

Tracey Fletcher King said...

the bird drawings are wonderful as is the orange and pink... fabulous... a great creative week...xx

Natasha said...

All of it is beautiful work. I love your pen work in the first one. Great use of the colours.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful work!

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

Kelly_Deal said...

Gorgeous work as always! Love your posts!

Aga Gasiniak said...

Gorgeous works, so creative. Thank you very much for sharing.

Kristin said...

Awe, I love your birds! And your digital work is just gorgeous - I saw a wedding party in those colors just yesterday. Thank you for playing along, xoox

Ilona Heimböckel said...

This is a beautiful post with great art!

Ilona

Khushboo Motihar said...

I love your work :)

Arti said...

Wonderful as always, Deepa. The verse was beautiful and I love the choice of your subject - Harbingers! So unique, lovely representation showcasing their beauty :)

Julie said...

Love that penned bird! I seem to have an affection for bird drawings. The second bird with watercolors is so neat too!!! Love the verse you did to go with the bridesmaids! Very cool digital art. If you go all digital, won't you miss the doing with all the different mediums??? I find it hard to leave behind. But some prefer all digital.
Best wishes! Always a pleasure to see what you do next!
xoxo- Julie

Sri Valli said...

Pink and black my favorite combination! Loved the first sketch! Awesome!

aamjunta said...

Very good art. Keep it up!