The Princess Diaries

236 The Princess Diaries

For some reason, I’ve been drawing these arched windows everywhere (I just learned that this architectural style does have a name, and these curved domes are called onion domes.)… I think it probably has to do with me thinking of Delhi lately, being inspired by those Mughalesque buildings and minarets, etc. I also recently finished reading Persepolis (and watching the movie) for the third time, ever. (Which could have contributed to the obsession, too!) Marjane Satrapi’s illustrative style is one of my favourites, and as you know I do love dark outlines and objects with the little details that are drawn out so carefully (even the teacups and kettles in the book + movie look cute).

P.S. This drawing was titled Rajkumari only because the girl seems like an Indian princess standing in an arched window, and I don’t know? The hint of pink made me think of a RANI hue, and other ethnic elements. But however, I realise I am rambling, I do like how I’ve drawn this and really, badly want to start drawing and practising strokes with Illustrator. So far, I’m only equipped with fairly good Photoshop skills. Need to look for online courses; and also, get another job! Broke.

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Artwork and picture by Roanna Fernandes

 

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7 thoughts on “The Princess Diaries

  1. I LOVE THE TITLE.
    The play on the words just <3
    Marjane’s brush strokes are to die for. I love it seems so easy but you just know there’s more to it.

    This Rajkumari is so pretty. Love the details. Your style of drawing humans is so fascinating to me. :’)

    I’ve been looking for online courses too. Want to learn Illustrator.

  2. These windows are pretty dope! Reminds me of the way I used to draw the Taj Mahal or just any Mosque! Would always do them like yours. Guess it runs in our blood? Haha!

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