I was planning this for a long time and finally made it after much changes. The photograph of person selling Ektara was taken in Jaisalmer by my husband, Bhavesh. The actual photograph is given below...

I made few changes which can be seen in my completed painting.

The ektara was a regular string instrument of wandering bards and minstrels from India and is plucked with one finger.

The ektara usually has a stretched single string, an animal skin over a head (made of dried pumpkin/gourd, wood or coconut) and pole neck or split bamboo cane neck.(source: Wikipedia)

The final completed painting...

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    Clytie said...

    I am in awe of anyone who can draw a likeness of someone ... especially from a photo. You have a wonderful talent for this! I love how you caught the intensity of his gaze as he works HIS art.

  1. ... on June 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
  2. Megha Chhatbar said...

    Thank you Clytie for the nice words!

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    Love this.


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