Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Shadow Play

A Day in the Life   page 10 color pencils

At the rate I am posting the sketchbook pages from my book A Day In The Life  for The Fiction Project, I will have fodder for my blog for a couple months :)  As with the reflections, shadows also intrigue me.  A Conrad Hall quote says it eloquently: There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job. 

I came across some beautiful shadows that were artistically created by manipulating various objects and light.  The creativity behind these shadows is mindbogging! These are a long way from the wall shadows my brother and I did as  children with flashlight and fingers on our hands on rainy mansoon nights when  there was no electricity and we were looking for entertainment! 

6 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh my Meera, those shadows are awesome. I have seen many shadows on my draperies in the late afternoon and taken photos or painted them. I also see faces, etc. in paneling, doors, carpet textures and various other places. One of my coworkers sees them too and we often share pictures of what we see. It's funny when others don't see it.

meera said...

Thank you, Carol. That sounds so delightful!!! Shadows and Reflections can keep me occupied for hours too :)

Heera said...

Very cool!

meera said...

Thanks, Mangala :)

padmaja said...

Nice to observe the light on the drapes and the pattern it makes on the floor..this is another lovely page!

meera said...

Padmaja, thank you. Yes, I never get tired or bored watching those patterns and shapes !

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