This is my first post here on the forum. There is so much information here! I look forward to being part of it. Vaishali’s Siyah Qalam class was fascinating and very cathartic. Painting divs is somehow very enjoyable. I still have a long way to go with shading on this piece, and it’s been such good practice. Using ink was a bit scary since it’s not removable, but that is teaching me to dilute the ink even more than I think I need to, and to work very
slow and steady. My inner sloth is helpful here :)
Thank you Christina for sharing! There is so much detail and such fine drawing lines. This is amazing and a true inspiration. Many thanks!
Hmm…could be many people/entities/human characteristics…. :( But the left hand div is ambiguous- he could be either fighting or playing with the dragon? Thanks again for the great class, Vaishali!
I loved teaching you! Why was it cathartic, I wonder? [Who were you painting as divs? Hehe]
Thank you Christina for inspiring people with your beautiful work! It's nice to see the higher res image and I absolutely love how you've really gone into the detail of the skin texture. The left hand div looks quite friendly, his teeth are not as sharply pointed! (neither here nor there - you decide on the friendliness level of your divs, just a comment) I and I expect the others are so look forward to seeing the finished piece!
It’s wasli paper from Hussain Papers http://www.hussainpapers.co.in/wasli-paper.htm
It’s very smooth and has nice deckled/raw edges!
Thank, Nadia. I had to restrain myself from adding even more gold bling (earrings, neck chains?) 😆
This is absolutely outstanding! You inspire me! And I'm always such a fan of gold against black/grey; so I'm loving the bracelet and arm bands. Dem divs are stylish!
Yes, very creepy! I usually only paint pretty things😅
wow! really creepy and wondrous