Saturday, 22 January 2011

No Prizes For Guessing






...Who this gentleman was...









It looks as though Dad started drawing at the top, then ran out of page, by the time he arrived at the feet - I know the feeling well...It's not always easy to judge the position of the finished subject when your pencil first hits the paper!

For any newcomers to Napple Notes, it is one of a series of pencil sketches my Dad did, and I've been linking them to Kat and Alan's Sepia Saturday, where there are always more intriguing images to beguile us.

N.B. I've just checked - Mahatma Gandhi made an official visit to England in 1931, which is no doubt when my Dad drew this picture.

26 comments:

  1. Bruce and I are on the same page. Looks like Ghandi on the beach.

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  2. Interesting how some folk are absolutely recognisable - interesting sketch and lovely that you should choose to put your dad's sketches on.

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  3. LOL! Now I have to go 'Google' Ben Kingsley! The sketched person I recognized immediately.

    As I've said before, Jinksy, you've a treasure in your father's sketches.

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  4. :::feeling stupid::: Now I know who Ben Kingsley is. Duh!

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  5. The apple obviously doesn't fall far from the tree ;-) (I might have said that before too :-?)

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  6. Ghandi? it is very good whoever it is.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  7. Your dad was very talented. It is not easy to do line drawings of people and show the character of that person. I looked at all your past posts showing your dad’s work and really liked it.

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  8. I was so looking forward to a prize! One of my drawing teachers made the same critique about my drawings running off the page.

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  9. Well, he does have a suitcase, so I guess it's Ghandi going on vacation.

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  10. suitcase, brolly at the ready? Ghandi coming to the UK?

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  11. Oh so very charming and artistic....beautiful pose as he's caught in the middle of things...perhaps...looking into the future!

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  12. You dad was very talented! I think it looks like Ben too.

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  13. I'm so jealous of people who can sketch like that.

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  14. Did your father have just a good imagination or did he actually interact/meet Ghandi? It's a fun image.

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  15. Your father did this?! :-) Very nice, and what a treasure to have found them!

    Pearl

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  16. Maybe he should have done a 'footnote' LOL
    Clever man, your dad - he captured the likeness spot on.
    Eddie x

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  17. Wonderfully whimsical drawing of Gandhi, or Ben Kingsley playing Gandhi! Very clever, your Dad.

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  18. Always a treat to see one of these sketches!

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  19. Jinksy - what you saw as the rising sun on my blog was actually the waning moon.

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  20. I love the concept of running out of page before reaching the feet and almost want to adopt it as the title of the autobiography I have yet to write. And a great sketch into the bargain : feet or no feet,

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  21. Well, it's either Mohandus Mahatma Ghandi or Gollum from Lord of the Rings trying to fit in with the modern world.

    Verification word is goosc. Sometimes I am a silly goosc.

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  22. funny that he gave him boxers instead of a loincloth...
    :D~
    HUGZ

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  23. Wow! That is a great sketch.
    Precious in so many ways.

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  24. I'm trying to catch up from last week's Sepia posts! Sorry to be so late.

    What a great drawing. But IF he'd included the feet, it would have changed the focus of the drawing. I think it's just perfect the way it is!

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