Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A few pounds of grey matter

Hello All,

It is not every day that one gets to lay one's hands on something creepy and enjoy it! :D When Gautam requested a frame for his wife's PhD thesis defence, he gave the suggestions as well, he wanted either a brain or a neuron quilled. Task reduced! :) All it took was to take a reference picture (I can't for the life of me draw a brain correctly freehand!). I used an image created by John de Rosier as reference...........the background for the image is from a University's website (I was stupid enough to not save a reference) :(

Making these few pounds of grey matter with quilling was a totally different ball game!!!! The folds of the brain are tricky, the lines wind and straighten out and then, wind again.......as if it wasn't enough, the time on hand for making the entire project was a mere 20 hrs (sleeping, eating, quilling and dispatching the courier included!). As the project began to take shape, I actually shuddered every once in a while as this was 2-3 am and I was working alone! :D Hardly anything creeps me out like that but the pinks of the brain kept making me think of Hannibal! Eww! The reds in the project are not paper strips :) The only thing that looked good there was shading with a gel pen, so nearly an hour was spent on the shading part alone :)

A sleepless night later, this is how the project looked :) Gautam liked how it turned out and this project was a gift for his wife's PhD completion :) Congratulations Dr. Aparna :)



In this project, a LARGE credit for delivering in time goes to the courier agent, Fairdeal Couriers. They packaged it REALLY safely, helped with minimizing of the volume of packaging and delivered to USA promptly in 3 days' time. Heavily recommended for those living in Pune. The owner of the company is super approachable, personal attention was paid to packaging and they don't try to rip you off (they actually pitch in with suggestions about how you can reduce the weight and volume of your packages) :) What more can one ask for?

Happy Quilling

Pritesh

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding........:-)

16 comments:

quilled paper paradise said...

I knew this would be a great new project! You can not go wrong! Perfect!

Sathya said...

Yet another "Stunning Quilling" from U, Pritesh..Really love the way u shaped the brain's...sulci and gyri...one of my fav practical session drawing during school n college days....

MEGHA said...

wow this is so clever .you are taking height's to quilling in india ...great.love!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the way you made the cerebellum.And though a doctor I wouldnt want this hanging on my wall..ha ha!

snehal watwe welde said...

Awesome is an understatement.Actually I am not worthy of commenting on this.and your creations leave me purple jawed.Purple jawed because they are all jaw dropping creations.

КаРи said...

Great project! And lovely done job. I wish there were more quillers like you :-)

SUGANTHI said...

Stunning work Pritesh!!! Needless to say I am speechless.

a paper {life} said...

not only is this a stunning piece of quilling but a super quick turnaround too. That is NOT easy to do. You did a fantastic job of quilling but also in telling the 'story' of this piece.

Fantastic !!

Soraya said...

stunning!

Yogi said...

looks fabulous. I'm trying to figure out what quill shapes you used?
Thanks for the little story with it.
Have a great day

Катя-Kate said...

OMG! It looks so complicated and so cool at the same time!
Congratulations! I wish you to take a rest, dear Pritesh!
Hugs,
Kate

Bhavana said...

absolutely stunning

WhiteRacoon said...

Awesome!!! That's something remarkable and unexpected! Very neat work with colors!
You know, I'm one of the editors of a Russian handicrafts magazine, and were thinking about a well illustrated article on unusual quilling (no flowers =) ) it's just a project, but if you'd like to submit these gorgeous brains to get published - I'm saving the space for you! Let me know what you think ;)

Anastasia Wahalatantiri said...

Complicated quilling but a well done project. Congrats!! But I prefer the outer side of the human, than the inner side. Looks scary to me :D

Jabaslin Hephzibah said...

Stunning and awed by its detailing.. God Bless!!

Pritesh Dagur said...

Thanks so much everyone! I am glad this is such a well appreciated project :) Thank you all for taking time out to comment :)