Saturday, October 27, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

'shireenya' thumbnails

Shireenya a subterrenean slum dweller in 'PARASURAM 2078'. Will be working more on this as distinguishing outlook is yet to be explored.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

an environment sketch

I have worked on marker & pencil thumbnails keeping in mind a subterranean slum!
Picked the one with a cave-like entrance to the slum with city debris around. This is my first conceptual environment and took more time experimenting the digital media.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

a colored one

1)VISHNUDHARMOTTARA PURANA says that the body of Parasuram is red in color and his clothes are white.
2)RAMAYAN describes him having matted locks, body smeared with ash, holding an double edged axe and Vishnu's bow in his hands.
3)I added the red strips to his clothes with refrernce to the Kalari payattu costume.
George kindly check this work ....eager for your response

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Parasuram thumbnails

Here are thumbnails of the character 'Parasurama'. I have played around with abstract shapes and patterns keeping in mind a primitive nature of the outlook.



After a pretty good search of mythological and folk tales here I am with this story

Parasurama was the warrior saint born to saint Jamadagni and Renuka devi. He killed his mother and four of his brothers on the commands of his father. He was bestowed four boons with which his
2)brothers were brought back to life
3)he became unconquerable and
4) had a long life span.

. Once the powerful king Kartraviryarjuna forcibly took away the sacred cow from Jamadagni. Parasurama waged a war against the thousand handed Kartraviryarjuna, killed him and brought back the holy cow. On revenge, his sons killed Jamadagni during the absence of his sons. Enraged by this Parasurama took a vow to wipe out the Kshatriya race (warrior clan) from the face of the earth and killed everyone along with Kartraviryarjuna's sons. Thus he conquered the world which was to given away to sage Kasyapa and Parasurama went to perform austerities on Mahendra mountain..

. He is the sixth avatar of lord Vishnu and also one among Chiranjeevi's(immortals).Anyhow his Avatar is supposed to have ended with his his meeting of lord Sri Rama in RAMAYANA.