Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ketu and Rahu

This Tatzelwurm, Ketu, tries to swallow the moon. When I had finished this ink drawing, I noticed that its shape resembled the astrological sign for the Lower Moon Node. This is one of two points where the moon crosses the ecliptic. In Indian tradition, lunar + solar eclipses come from the heavenly bodies being eaten by monsters named Rahu and Ketu (the lower and upper Moon Node).
P.S. I thought it would be fun to print this drawing out in b&w and color it with watercolors. But it is boring. I'm disappointed.
P.P.S. Would you like to paint out prints like we all did when we were kids?


ArtSparker said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier and was unsuccessful - so I'll try again and see if it works. I believe I said something about enjoying the child-like id of this character - it has a universal quality for that reason.

jude said...

how about prints like coloring books?

Judy said...

Back in the mid 70s there were large black and white designs, similar to your photo, that could be purchased, along with colored markers. We bought one just before New Years Eve one year, and had it out for party guests to color in that evening. It proved to be a great form of entertainment.
I just love your drawings!


Cobalt Violet said...

Wow, I love him! (him?) He has a great personality and I love how detailed he is with the contrasting beautiful simple circle.

LuLu said...

Boring?! How is it boring?!

Your prints are SO-O nice - I'd BUY a coloring book of your prints!

I LOVE coloring books. I'm still coloring in coloring books and next year I turn 60!!!!

The first art contest I ever won was a coloring contest when I was 9. Your work is lovely - I want to color it!!

Mary Lou 'LuLu'