Wednesday, October 12, 2005

French Kiss


Here is a sketch I did way back in 1999 - when I had more time on my hands. I came across an old calendar with photographs by Robert Doisneau at a old book dealer in New York. I bought the calendar, and the first thing I did when I reached home was sketch this.

The original photo is here. More photos by Doisneau are here.

15 comments:

Michael Higgins said...

Hi Rahul

This is actually quite nice. I have seen the original many times. I doubt if one goes to Paris one will see lovers embrace so openly (maybe, I don't know) but this image is one that many people have of Paris. This is why I think it is considered a romantic city.

Sunil said...

Excellent sketch. An alternate career perhaps, if this one doesn't work out? :-))

Iyer the Great said...

Thanks Michael and Sunil.

Michael: We were in Paris this spring. It is a great city, I would move there in a heart beat, but we found the city overrated as a romantic city. It could be this image that did it, as you say.

Sunil: I had considered having this as my career... but societal constraints drove me to where I am now. :)

Rahul

Srikanth said...

Migoodnessgracious! Great work!

Ganesh said...

super sketch periyaananya ;)

Iyer the Great said...

Srikanth and Ganesh: Thanks

charu said...

just wait till the moral police get at you. and you recently went to Madras too, didn't you?!
very nice sketch... now will sit back and dream of my paris holiday :)

arvind said...

Rahul

good sketch. What i like about the original picture is that the couple and the city seems to be totally unaware about the other's existance. It seems that the only person who pries on the couple is the photographer. Cool picture and cool rendering.

I have vacationed in paris a couple of times. Amazing city. I didnt see many people kissing around, but the city itself has a romantic touch. Anyday, i would fly to paris without thinking too much.

Iyer the Great said...

Thanks Charu and Arvind.

Charu: It is to run away from the moral police that I came to Norway - not too many morals floating around here :)

Arvind: Yes, Paris does have a romantic touch - something many european cities with character have. As Michael says in his comment, probably Paris has become a "romantic destination" for many mainly due to this image.

Dilip D'Souza said...

Rahul the great, I have a Doisneau book ("Rue Jacques Prevert) and it is magnificent. May I recommend Joel STernfeld, another terrific photographer.

Iyer the Great said...

Dilip, I had heard of Sternfeld before, but never searched for his pictures/books. I am going to do so right away.

Rahul

odeen said...

Pretty good yaar! All the proportions are perfect. Seem to have the knack for a good perspective view. I do sketches also but they are just abstract(I just let the mind wander and draw what it thinks). Nothing good enough to show talent.

BetterHalf said...

Nice sketch this! I checked out the original too and the sketch comes close enough to potraying those original emotions. The world whizzing by, but the man and the woman blissfully unaware, each lost in the other.

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