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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Pencil Sketching - A Practice

I could not make any painting or pencil sketching recently. This one is sketched for practicing pencil sketching.

Pencil sketching

In this sketch the highlight is hair and eyes. I had taken help of sketching book to sketch this.
 Hope you liked it.
I love batik painting very much. Tried a lot to learn it. But could not.  I have some good batik paintings in my collection. Share about those in my next post.

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Somanathpura Temple-Carved ornaments in Hoysala Architecture

After another break back to blogosphere. Whenever I take break from blogging, I come back with a decision, that I should not take a break again. But somehow not able to keep it. This time decided, at-least weekly once update my blog with post about my works in arts and crafts, and interesting information about arts and crafts.
OK, this time taking you to see the intricate design of ornaments carved on each idols of Somanathpura temple. Somanathpura Channkeshwara Temple is in Mysore district.This is built in Hoysala Architecture. You can read about Somanathapura temple here. I have visited this temple twice and also shared about the unique Laxmi sclupture  in one of the posts. To really understand the architecture and sculpture I feel , at-least 3-4 visits are required.

                                  Channakeshwara Temple- Somanathapura



The Hoysala Architecture of building temple is very interesting. You can read about Hoysala Architecture here.
I loved the intricate ornaments(obvious for a woman to get attracted towards jewels, whether its on sclupture on another woman :-)) carving on  the sculpture.
Closer view of the ornaments such as  pendants, necklaces, waistbands etc.
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 Who will not be mesmerized by them? So ladies reading this post , aren't the designs very tempting? So you can plan to order the jeweleries with same design :-)

Soon share about some more sculptures and temples I visited. And sure will share about my works in arts and crafts also.

Until then
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana


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