Monday, October 20, 2008

Buddha - My Little Buddha

I have a miniature Buddha-statue, carved in wood, a laughing Buddha, 4.5 cm which is about 1.8 inches

Here he is on a Moleskine double-page, (this notebook here looks as yellowish as if it has been stored away for decades...) drawn with ink pen.

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14 comments:

Kim said...

Andrea, I love your "Little Buddha" and your drawing. The power of the line is amazing, isn't it? Sometimes I think line is one of the more powerful elements of art...although intellectually, I understand that not to be true, too!

I am glad you have "LB" there to encourage you along life's way!

Thanks Andrea!

Cestandrea said...

Kim, it is very interesting to ponder what you say here, it reminds me of some of Cocteau's line drawings or some sketches of nudes of Gustav Klimt which are basically lines but everything is in there! Then, on the other hand, a colour patch may be like that too... each can stand alone. If put together, they form something else. I'm not very good in intellectualizing art but I find this intriguing!

differenceayearmakes said...

I love the buddha, have quite a few of them myself.

And I love Miss Doodle's solution - I could use a little dancing myself.

sukipoet said...

Interesting how each view of the Buddha intersects the next. Wonderful effect. I too have a number of buddhas, one is probably 2 inches. I love Van Gogh's drawings, would you call them line drawings? where he hatches and cross hatches so maybe that is more than a line. Be well, Suki

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Yeaaaa your back. another great line drawing. Hope your well now.
Hugs

Lynn said...

The Buddah gives us pause to reflect on lifes decisions, paths taken, paths to take in art and life as art is life, and life is art. (Don't I sound profound this morning? LOL) Little Buddah is laughing too.

Kim said...

Andrea, I think you are great at intellectualizing art! You always give me incredible things to consider and encourage me to not only move forward and stand back but to also build up and break down the works I create. I don't always do that when I create them, but once you have had a look/see, you show me the path I might take in order to understand what I have done. Now I think that is very much the artistic intellectual!

Thank You!

Martine said...

I love how you made 1 Buddha out of 3. This is great!!!!!!
love Martine

soulbrush said...

your little buddha is delightful, i had one too, then i gave it to my son.

flashmarion.com said...

On a dû te le dire mille fois mais l'impression d'immédiateté du scan de ton moleskine donne encore plus de plaisir!
J'aime ton Bouddha, il me fait penser aux sumos que j'ai vu il y a peu!

San said...

Your Buddha is many-sided. And your lines laugh with the possibilities of that.

Wurzerl said...

Liebe Andrea,
ich besitze eine ganze Reihe Buddhas und Kwan Yins. Sie haben eine ganz bestimmte Ausstrahlung, egal, ob sie lächeln, oder nur milde meditierend wirken. Deiner scheint mir am "Grübeln", oder könnte es sein, dass Du zuviel gegrübelt hast, als Du ihn auf das Papier geworfen hast??? Anyway, auch die Dreiheit in der Skizze ist sehr interessant, ich würde den philosophisch, psychologischen Inhalt der Zeichnung höher werten, als den künstlerischen Moment (heute).
Liebe Grüsse vom plüschologisch, philosaufenden Wurzerl

Vincent Juanes said...

A good draw! Very expressive lines!

flo said...

Buddha is beautifull, and so many pictures , drawings... to see , bravo Andrea!!