Inspired by the marble engraving on the wall of an India Palace.
Inspired by the Indian shadow puppet dance (RAVAN CHHAYA)
During an Indian wedding, the girls will do make up on their faces and also henna on their hands. The family will invite henna artists to come over to the house and paint beautiful henna on the ladies’ hands (also feet for the bride). The pattern of this postcard is actually the henna patter on my hands.
Tree of Life is one of the common themes in Indian paintings (both traditional and modern paintings), textile and decorative art for buildings.
Another tribute to Jamini Roy.
I first came across Indian modern art when I visited the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi. I am stunned by the variety and creativity of the Indian artists. I particularly like Jamini Roy (1887-1972) among the painters. “Roy adopted the simplification of the forms, the bold, flat colours and the medium, material and themes of local folk paintings. ” (The NGMA page) My Indian Girl in Black is inspired by Roy’s village girls.
The most time consuming postcard project I have even done! 20 postcards with my own drawings on Indian handmade paper! All the drawings are inspired by the art, cultures and things I saw in India. Whenever I was free, I sat down and drew~ India is really full of inspirations!
A closer look at the fashion postcards (2)
A closer look at the fashion postcards