India Art Journal Aug 26 By Meera Rao 2.5x4"
According to WikiHow, 'Herding cattle is an art and science that requires patience, knowledge of flight-zone, and a bit of bovine psychology' But I bet herding on a motorcycle is pretty unique to urban India :) I have seen this often since my stay in India the past three months - mostly around sundown. I am not even sure how the cow and the herder find each other in the urban jungle!!! The cows are still seen on the streets in Maisuru and unfortunately they suffer through living in the urban area - dealing with traffic, and eating plastic bags and garbage that is strewn in the streets. Sadly, not much is being done about it and somehow the owners think its perfectly fine to let the cows out as if the cityscape is countryside pasture :(
India Art Journal Aug 25 2012, by Meera Rao. 2.5x4"
Maisuru city has many ruins of old bungalows and houses waiting to be either renovated or swapped for shiny new multistory buildings that are sweeping the landscape. Soon after the rains though, in and around the falling bricks and crumbling buildings are jewel like blooms and lush greenery! The combination of fresh foliage, flowers and tired old remnants of building has its own special charm.
Once again, I am posting a sketch from the earliest lot giving it indiviual spot :) You may read more about it here.
India Art Journal July 1 2012 by Meera Rao
P.S :It is sheer coincidence, but is there an irony here that I have sketches relating to herding and airports in the post! :)