Base: Sketch Paper.

Made Using:
Color Pencils.
Topic: From now on, I am starting few theme based paintings. This time the theme is "Classical Dances of India". The first one being "KATHAK".

Kathak is one of the eight forms of Indian Classical Dances, originated from northern India i.e from Uttar Pradesh(One of the states of India). The name Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word katha meaning story, and katthaka in Sanskrit means she/he who tells a story, or to do with stories. It is danced by both men and women.




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10 comments:

    Insignia said...

    She is graceful :-)

  1. ... on July 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
  2. Megha Chhatbar said...

    Thanks Insignia!

  3. ... on July 16, 2010 at 1:41 AM  
  4. AutumnLeaves said...

    What a beautiful dancer, Megha! Love her hair too! Is she on her knees?

  5. ... on July 16, 2010 at 1:56 AM  
  6. Megha Chhatbar said...

    Yes Sherry, She is sitting on her knees. Thanks for your comment. I am glad you liked it!

  7. ... on July 16, 2010 at 2:08 AM  
  8. Arianna said...

    Graceful dancer! Arianna

  9. ... on July 16, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
  10. Clytie said...

    You have perfectly caught the colorful grace of this beautiful dancer.

    I guess I don't know that much about this style of dance - you say it tells a story. Is it always the same story? Or a different dance for each story?

  11. ... on July 16, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
  12. Megha Chhatbar said...

    @ Arianna: Thanks for your comment!

    @ Clytie: Yes, they tell stories but not the same every time. Basically the dancers mostly specializes in recounting mythological and moral tales from the scriptures.

  13. ... on July 16, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
  14. rkramadh said...

    Your drawings have a clean, uncluttered feel to them! They are very proportionate, not always easy to achieve. Your drawings have inspired me to do more sketches instead of just paintings :))

  15. ... on July 27, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
  16. Teresa said...

    Hi Megha,

    Beautiful! I like the dance series... nice to explore the different aspects of one subject.

  17. ... on August 1, 2010 at 7:07 AM  
  18. Maggi said...

    The colours are so soft and bright.
    Good work.

  19. ... on March 24, 2011 at 5:14 AM  
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