buddhist monk

by sonya l bakeri
(india)

this picture has been made using watercolour pencils (no water has been used. the paper is canson 180gsm 9.5" X 12.5". the odd all-knowing expression was what i liked about the person. i love to put colours like maroon, deep reds, rusts, orange and rich yellow on paper and the colours of a buddhist monks robes are so much like that.


i also wanted to take on the multiple challenges in this picture--the wrinkles, the virtually invisible distinction between the white of the eye and the eyeballs, and the almost white beard. which of these have come out well is something that i am unable to comment on as i am very critical about my work. but the next time around if i have to redo this picture then i would want to give another try at the beard. i must mention here that this portrait has been done from a photograph put up on the internet--i fail to remember by whom or on which site.

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Very nice!
by: Jill

Well done!

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buddhist monk
by: Helen

Fabulous portrait. You have capture the harsh life he has led so visably.
Excellent work.

Regards
Helen

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Monk
by: Mops

Hi Sonya:
FABULOUS!!!
Mops

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monk
by: Angeline, the Netherlands

Hi Sonya,

What a beautiful, characteristic head.
I like the beautiful reds of the clothes and the sun shining on his face.

Angeline

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Amazing
by: Audrey

Sonia
I am always amazed by the talent of the artists who submit to Bob's site.
Your picture is no exception. Portraits are very dufficult and copying from a photo isn't easy, but you have achieved a lovely work of art. Well done!

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