Wednesday, March 9, 2011

snowfall



As Istanbul is slowly swallowed by snow and my mind is likewise, having its own share of snowfall, I decided to try and get somewhere with my simitçi ink drawing. He is approximately 2ft x 3ft— I can't remember the exact dimensions of the paper, and I can't find my ruler. I have been working on and off on this drawing for several long months, and hope to finish it soon. The end is in sight, but still feels so very distant and obscured by its own snow.

13 comments:

art is jokken said...

It is incredibly detailed drawing. Amazing! I can see every single fabric of his sweater and newspaper. Wondering to see finished one....

Yelnoc said...

This is outstanding! I can't imagine the time you have involved in this!

Jeff said...

You sound discouraged but struggle on, this drawing is inspiring. Viewing it was a great way to start my day.

barbara said...

agree heartily with all the other comments, amazing detail and such precision...is that a Rotring pen you are using?

Can't imagine working on such a large scale let alone with such detail! Is it like meditation?

cheers

Trade Your Talent said...

wow, your work is incredible! so detailed , there must be so much work behind this, beautiful! I'll be looking at your blog more often!

szaza said...

Thank you so very much, my friends! I have been working on this drawing for a year now-- taking time off occasionally to rest my brain, eyes and hands. The end is finally in sight!

Barbara, I'm using an old-fashioned dip pen.

Serena said...

WOW...amazing!!

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Serena!
I'm happy you like it.

Margaret Ann said...

Stunning...and so painstakingly extraordinary!

About Me said...

Amazing work, the detail is incredible! Nice to see someone else using a dip pen and ink.

szaza said...

Thank you, Margaret Ann and About Me— I'm happy to hear you like it!

LallaLydia said...

This piece is really just amazing, I like it so much. I've been dropping by your blog for a while now, off and on, and am also delighted by your insights and artistic renderings of your travels in Turkey. Would you mind if I reblog this post with credit to you? I would love to share it with readers, your art is so beautiful...

szaza said...

Thank you so much, LallaLydia!
Of course you may repost it :)
I'm flattered!