Sunday, 21 July 2013

Military Monument


Went back to Kensal Green cemetery to sketch today. I wanted to sketch one of the big old tombs or memorials there and was drawn to this one. It belongs to a military man from Bengal army, the weird stuff on  top of the coffin seems to be a cloak, a helmet, and maybe a shield. I guess there must be a sword somewhere there too.

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  1. Excellent as always Sasa!
    I guess this is not easy to draw. but your work is spectacular.

    Furthermore, as in your previous picture at the cementery, you know capture the somber atmosphere of a place like that in an excellent way. Congratulations!!!!
    Good week, Sasa! ;)))

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    1. Thanks Roberto,you were so fast again!
      I think it is a bit overworked (I didn't want to leave the place because it was so pleasant and shady), next time I limit myself to an hour, seems to work better that way :-)
      Have a lovely week too!

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  2. Hi Sasa...glad to see youre back at the cemetry!!! Maybe instead of 'overworking' one (in your words)... you could do two?

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    1. Hi Rod! I know, was considering that but... I'm just too lazy :-P

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  3. I respect that you are practising without a rest. Through your eyes (brushes and pens!) I see so many places and details of our everyday life, some of which usually don't attract our attention!...

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    1. Thanks Rossichka, even though 'practicing without a rest' part not totally true. I wish it were though. :-)

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  4. It looks like there is someone under that cloak! Slowly rising...
    I love how you did the sun/shadow specks. Openings in the leaves where the light comes through. Summer atmosphere.
    Is it hot in London? In Holland there's a heatwave going on. Bye!

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    1. :-D
      Yes, we have a heatwave too, been about 30 degrees last 2-3 weeks, love it!

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  5. Ce croquis est superbement rendu. Un peu mystérieux aussi, comme dans tous les cimetières où la vie et la mort se côtoient sans qu'il ne soit besoin de le dire. La finitude de l'homme s'exprime ici mais également,les rêves de gloire, de puissance, parmi les tombes d'oubli. Beaucoup à méditer là-dessus.
    Belle journée à toi, Sasa.
    Amicalement.

    Roger

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    1. Thank you Roger, you are always so inspiring and poetic!

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  6. Nicely done, Sasa. It still shows your Asian touch in the cherry blossom tree.

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    1. I think that is the effect of working on brush.

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  7. I love your cemetery drawings.
    The goth in me says thanks :)

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