Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cloth Letters

I was cleaning my cupboard and found pile of art card glossy sheets. Bit damped, yellowed A2/A1 big sheets were peeping from folder & telling me 'use-us-now-LAZY!!
Here I used a cloth (cotton gamcha kind of rag which is rough in nature) as brush and quite happy with its unexpected awesome results.
A to Z family! Can become a font...

'd' stroke; how each letter ends!

Liked the thickness & texture it creates.

Stunning blot at the end of 'w'

...and that's the 'brush'

Its quite amazing to see the play between 2 different materials where one is rough but flexible and second is smooth & glossy.
Its like ice skate dancing! It will be cool to make them moving.

8 comments:

Milady said...

lovely! love the end of the 'd' and the blot looks like an animal.

reminds me of Hassan Massoudy's work. I kept trying to think of what sort of brush he would use. Finally seeing him work at the British Museum, he uses a thick piece of board!

Life Unscripted! said...

Lovely..Very creative...loved the W with serpent like head...I loved it :)

megha punater said...

these are fabulous nikheel.love the effect with cloth.super :)

bindu said...

Very creative! Your writing strokes are very fluid and clean too.

Swati Chandak Sharma said...

very interesting post 'ee'!

Mi, Sonal said...

hmmmm...reminded me of the crazy photo-session of your cali done on a sunday evening. Turned me nostalgic.

nikheel said...

>>thanks all!
>>good to see u here Sonal, I have already put those crazy–nostalgic calli stuff in past posts:)

Kunjel Chawda said...

Reminds me of my attempts to try out Japanese painting (Sumie painting)while I was in Japan,
although my attempts turned
out not as brilliant as yours.