Tuesday, 21 July 2009
The Offer of a Rose
I've been experimenting with a new drawing style, just for something different, and this is my first drawing. This is just a scan of it with no touching up (I had to scan it at work), and I'd like to have a go colouring some of it in on the computer. The style is based on drawings that my father used to do in the 60s, which were in turn based on Hungarian folk art. His drawings were more stylised and complicated than this, but this is my take on it.
The man is wearing an embroidered shepherd's cloak from the Puszta, the Great Plains. The girl is wearing a costume from Sióagárd, like the little girls in the photo below. Check out the bobbly stockings worn by the girl on the right! I love Hungarian folk costumes, they are very colourful and beautifully made, and there is a lot of regional differences. Perhaps I will do a little series of drawings of folk costumes from various areas in Hungary.