Telling an old tale afresh.

Over the course of last one year, I have been practicing drawing in Madhubani Style. It is a style of painting from Bihar region in India. Most paintings depicts Hindu deities and stories from mythology. The style is two-dimensional and most striking feature of this style is the line work, geometric patterns and the style of human and animal figures.

Let me clarify at the onset, I don’t have any formal training. I am self-taught, working with ink on paper, attempting to create my own styles and use new themes. Currently I am working on a series of drawings depicting the story of Noah from the Bible

I did the story in eight panels of 8″ X 8″. This is a work in progress and I intend to color it in.

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Noah receives the instruction to build the ark.

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He gathers the animals and birds in pairs.

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The ark floats on the flood waters.

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The dove with the Olive branch signalling that the flood waters are receding and land can be seen.

I hope you enjoy these images as much I enjoyed drawing them.

Phir Milenge!!

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