Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Illustration Friday: Packed

© 2008 Radha Ramachandran
(Click on image for a closer look)

Three men in a tub,

And who do you think they be?

The butcher, the baker,

The candlestick maker.

They all sailed out to sea.

Now that is one 'packed' tub!

It's funny how inspiration works. I went to bed idly thinking about the various meanings of 'packed', and woke up with the phrase 'Rub-a-dub-dub' in my head (literally). And of course then there was no looking back.
(Who could resist drawing three men in a tub?!)



P.S: Those orange fish in the blue-green sea? They make me happy!


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clique

Inspired by the sketch below (bottom right on the page), for the Illustration Friday topic 'Clique'.

Back when I was doing my graduation in management studies, one subject I absolutely could not stand was finance (I hated it, and it hated me right back). This was the notepad I kept specifically to doodle in during those lectures.
It contains some of my best doodles to date.


Again, I like the body language and expressions of the women in the original sketch better. Can't you just imagine them at some party, haughtily looking down their nose at the people outside their clique? Maybe even making catty remarks and gossiping about the lesser mortals?



Island Dream (Illustration Friday: Island)

Copyright 2008 Radha Ramachandran
Oil on archival canvas cotton duck.

Paint and me are just getting to know each other better. We used to be fairly well acquainted, but have lost touch over the last couple of years. Here's hoping we become friends.
Inspired by the Illustration Friday topic 'Island'.

Like something about the original sketch that seems to be missing in the final painting. Maybe I ought to do a digital vector version from the sketch?


Friday, September 19, 2008

On My Desk...


It's been awhile since I've felt like blogging. Feels good to be here.


This is what my desk looks like today. I picked up the 'Notes from the Universe' from a book sale yesterday, while shopping for a gift for a friend's birthday (the wrapped packages you see next to the book). Love the play of light on the table.

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