Monday, March 28, 2011

Madhubani painting on book cover

I am fond of Indian folk/traditional style of painting..  Madhubani or Mithila painting portrays nature or hindu religious themes... One of the popular design is the tree of life.. A tree blossoming with beautiful flowers and leaves of all shapes and sizes and some birds.. thus representing life, nature,happiness and hope.






Well..It all started when I saw my almost 2 year old sketch book cum diary lying there all plain and drab.Many ideas came to my mind as to what to do to give it a remake.. to jazz it up..Do you have a old book lying at the bottom of  your cupboard in dire need of remake..well let's pimp it up!! All you need is a design to paint and some colors...I used acrylics, water colors, permanent marker and a black pen for outline. 








This is how I made it .. Sketched the design with pencil. Filled it with colors..To give it a dimensional look.. I used thick acrylics for some flowers, leaves and branches to make it look kind-of raised from the background. Some flowers I painted with watercolors.. giving them a softer look. Used marker to highlight some parts and outlined it with black pen.

And Viola!!! There its done!! A revamped book which I no longer have to hid inside the drawers!!


13 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hi Purnima,
Amazing art work !
Having a serious problem with blogger...not able to upload any pics on my posts!..
Thanks for any help or info..

S.

Rasika said...

that is very pretty, P!!

Simran said...

Very pretty Purnima!

Patricia Torres said...

Purnima.. You totally rock!! and like I said.. I've tried madhubani so many times... its rather difficult compared to the other folk arts... This is gorgeous.. and mine turns out now here close... :-(

Thanks for linking in.. and totally making my day!

Emreen said...

Lovely work... purnima...!!! sooo colorful... and beautiful too...

Sayantani said...

beautiful work Purnima.

Panchpakwan said...

Colorful, fresh and creative work.

Ambika said...

Beautifully done! Loved it Purnima!!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks a ton for the kind words!! You made my day!!!

notyet100 said...

book cover looks too good,..;-)

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks notyet!!

Shravani.Arts said...

Hey Purnima...Thank you for visiting my blog and for the compliment too! I saw all your work, it's BEAUTIFUL. Loved your paintings as well. You've painted the 'Russian Girl' so well. I found one thing common in your paintings viz. 'big n beautiful' eyes, like your own! :)
I like to visit your blog...it is so inspiring! Have a nice Day!
One more thing, I love desserts!!

GB said...

It's lovely, Purnima! Love the way the colors pop against the yellow background--vibrant and very pretty!

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