Friday, August 31, 2012


Illustration for a book cover.

How I wish men in the city wore turbans too. How I wish turbans were back in fashion.
They add such magnificence and presence to the male personality - something much needed in these times of universal bland pinstripe Arrow shirts and Titan eyewear (oh and the dreadful id tag around the neck). 
Long ago when I lived in a little gated apartment community on Sarjapur road, I would go cycling along Marathahalli ring road. (Marathahalli was far from the disaster that it is today. There were green fields and eucalyptus trees on either side of the road). One day while cycling a farmer passed me on his tractor. He wore a magnificent white turban. I thought he looked like a Maharaja on a chariot. 'Oy!' he called to attract my attention. I gave him a thumbs up sign as I cycled past. He gave me a thumbs up too as we went our separate ways. I'd like to think that kind of confidence comes from wearing a turban. It gives a man the same kind of presence that wearing a sari nicely gives a woman.

Here is a post by Archana Srinivas at her blog Rang: The Colours of Life, on Pagris (turbans) - 
take a look >>>

Here is a great link about passionate drawing. You know those spontaneous drawings which look as if the artist has just whipped it up in a flash. Well it never is quite like that. Read this excellent article to find out more >>>


Julie Lapointe said...

That is a magnificent turban... I am also mesmerized by his eyes!
C'est très beau Priya and very interesting article on the "spontaneity" of art!

Gwen Buchanan said...

So Lovely. I like them too. Going to be a great Bookcover!!

I always wondered what the technique was that made turbans stay in place. Always so elegant.

pRiyA said...

Merci Julie, j'ai aime bien le faire.

Thank you Gwen :)

Rod MacGregor said...

This is an excellent illustration...I like turbans too and you have given the turban its majestical look.