Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Walrus Tea. Version 2


One Sunday morning, while having my instant fix of Masala Dosa at Shiv Sagar, I noticed before me, two enormous men partaking their morning Chai. The scene grew misty before my eyes and when the mist cleared I saw two Walrus dwarfing the table at which they were seated while delicately sipping from tiny cups of Shiv Sagar Chai.

Version-1 of Walrus Tea was done on a small sheet of Canson paper very carefully trying to stuff two enormous Walrus into a tiny space. The effort shows in those tight lines. 
This one, Version-2, was done on an enormous sheet of Sultanpet paper. The space allowed me to use Chunky Charcoal the way it should be used - with plenty of strength and loose arm movements.

At the end of it all, I felt I'd run a marathon.



20 comments:

Aarohi Singh said...

You're right- this version is better. I love the fluidity and the texture.The smoke swirls are so delicate against the the mass and weight of the walruses. Wonderfully done. I LOVE the tiny tea cups :-)

Arch at Rang said...

Fabulous work Priya!

Kalyani said...

Priya! I hope this will be available at Crude Area, I HAVE TO get a print! Keep up the good work! I'm out of town for a week, let's definitely meet when I am back. :)

pRiyA said...

Thank you girls :-)
It was challenging working on such a big size and trying to control charcoal powder getting all over the place. But it looks like the extra effort has resulted in something different.

vineeta said...

Love the gorgeous, delicious steam swirls over the tiny cups. Its a direct contrast to the Giant walrus' holding the teacups. Amazing work Priya.

pRiyA said...

Kalyani, I'll get a print made for you.

Vineeta, thank you dear.

little pink cakes said...

I already loved version 1 of the Walrus tea, but this one is indeed even better!!! How the tea fume rises and how sedate the two walruses look... fantastic, Priya!!!

PS: I can imagine how much effort this must have been... this is an extra-wow :)

Perfect Witch said...

Two manatees having tea! Glorious indeed :)

Veda Murthy said...

wonderful work priya!

Tororo said...

Double wow! I notice that this display of strength and loose arm movements helped giving birth to graceful clouds of steam: obviously you took proficiency from Karel Capek's wisdom (I loved the quote in your previous entry!).

ArtPropelled said...

Sighhhh .... you certainly know how to wield chunky charcoal, Priya. This is stunning!

priya vadhyar said...

Love it!

sathish said...

Wow. I love it.

Slogan Murugan said...

:) :) :)

Julie said...

Strong and soft at the same time. :-)
Beautiful drawing pRiyA!

pRiyA said...

So many comments :) Thank you all of you for your appreciation and for taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoyed doing this picture and I'm glad you've enjoyed the picture too (:

amrita said...

its gorgeous!! i can feel that coarse walrusy skin and their calm demeanors sipping tea :)

How big is it?!

amrita

pRiyA said...

thanks! biggest picture i've done at 39x27inches!

zoe said...

this is *awesome*! and i love how it came to be, as well. fantastic :D

pRiyA said...

Thank you Zoe. I like the pictures you've collected in your blog too.
Remedios Varo is a favourite.