Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair.........


Hello All,

If I say I've been bursting with things to say, I'd be grossly understating it........

After two months of working, here I unveil the very pretty, coy and colourful Rapunzel......


At the outset, let me clarify that this is NOT my design. The original of this is a digital painting by Barnali Bagchi, which has been adapted (heavily in places, actually) to quilling. I can never thank the lady enough for creating a stunning piece that I couldn't resist quilling.......

For the first time in my quilling career, I spent 1.5 months just figuring out how to convert this painting to quilling. And as usual, there were anxiety pangs about whether I could even make it at all!

The most daunting factor in this painting was its size. Massive is more like it. The painting stood at 3 feet x 4 feet and I literally stared at the blank board, alternating between escapism and determination. Finally, I got started and the first part (quillographed outline) was a song. Once the hair started, my nightmare began. It was only much later that Barnali was kind enough to inform me that the dame's name is Rapunzel! For almost 1 month, I made JUST tresses! Some snippets from the WIP (work in progress) times.......


Pre-beginning printout, which is a compilation of 8 prints of A3 size.....

Version 1 of the lady's face (which was scrapped to make a better once later)

A bit of progress :)


And this should put the size in perspective :)

The flowers getting added up

The never-ending tresses! Rapunzel indeed

Nearing completion

Version 1 of background, which gave way to a different one later on

Nearly over, just a little short of completion......

And one of those rare times when I have a photo of me working on the project :) Thanks to my husband for this :)




I also have to thank Manali for doing the beehiving on the right arm of the "moon" Rapunzel is perched on. Thank you to Richa too, for doing the left arm of the "moon" :)

Happy Quilling

Pritesh 

43 comments:

Nágela said...

Bravo!!!!!!
Fabulous worK!

jitendra said...

Super work !!!

jitendra said...

Nice

Cristina said...

Woau!! This is the most beautiful creation that you have made!! Congrats Pritish!! I love it!!! <3 Big hug!!!!

SUGANTHI said...

Breath taking beauty Pritesh. I don't think I am brave enough to take such a huge project ,Two months of hard work and the result is stunning . A true masterpiece.

Lekha justin said...

wowww...wht a creation ..!!! hats off to you dear.....Its amazingly beautiful.....!!!

DreaMe said...

You are outstanding quiller!Reverence!!!!!!!!

DreaMe said...

And one question if you allow me: Did u use any paints to color part of the strips?

karii' said...

Amazing work!!! i hope i can do something as beautiful some day! you should make DIY or something videos for people like me who are self taught :( it will be incredibly interesting....

Big aplauses from Guadalajara, Mexico!!

Jasleen said...

I'm falling short of words to describe your creation. Simply outstanding!

ManuK said...

Pritesh, you've already heard many praises from me and I honestly don't know what else I could say to you that would express how much I LOVE this quilled painting!

I am just very happy and honored that you decided to share with me photos with this project in different stages of work. I am only sorry that we don't live closer as I would have loved to see this beauty in person!

Many hugs,
Manu

WhiteRacoon said...

WWWWOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
I'm wordless... that's a mindblowing thing!.. totally!... me, being used to tiny thingies, miniatures and such, - absolutely unable to understand HOW is that possible!.. That's a huge mural with so much efforts, so many details, so much energy and time consumed... WOW!.. I'm on the floor lying thinking about that in shock %)

Pily said...

It is certainly a masterpiece

kiddo said...

Wow! This is an astonishing quilled painting, with so brightfull combination of colours, details, balance between all parts! I just don't have enough words to tell how impressed I am by your talent and hard work. Thank you for sharing with us!

Otilia said...

Wow, Pritesh, this is stunning. Everything is perfect. I agree with Manu that I would love to see this masterpiece in person. I am sure it looks even better. Congratulations.

Mona Jain said...

Out of this world...I have no words, speechless!! I am just awestruck.
Congratulations Pritesh !!

quilled paper paradise said...

Although we've already said everything I still can boast! For such a masterpiece never enough praises! Beautiful step-by-step presentation. Congratulations!

Annette Carlo said...

Pritesh, yours and Barneli's masterpiece, is breathtaking!!!! I'm speechless, but I do want to say that it is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Your an awesome artist!!! You should be so proud!!! :0) Peace be Yours Annette

Annette Carlo said...

Hello, Pritesh, It is Me again!! Just want to let you know, that I had a hard time finding the comment tag on you blog because of the yellow color of lettering. You might want to change it only because more people 'I'm sure are going to want to leave a message, but the color makes it difficult to find. I'm sorry, I don't mean to sound pushy . It's just hard to read the yellow words. And I know you view your comments before you publish them so that this will be deleted. :0) Peace be Yours

Sally Bowman said...

Oh my goodness! This is beautiful! Lovely work!

Shilp said...

This is just wow...what a masterpiece. U r a blessed artist!! Many Congratulations!! Hats off to ur patience and the determination behind this work of yours. Keep up the good work.

Shylaa Shree said...

OMG.. Pritesh such a big work, now understand the pain but the work is absolutely a masterpiece, no words sending hugs to you dear

Shilp said...

This is Just Wow...u r a blessed artist Pritesh...Many Congratulations to u. hats off to ur determination and patience for such a masterpiece. keep up the good work!

Natasha R Naidu said...

Gorgeous work, Pritesh...certainly your BEST until the next one comes along. Well done.
Natasha

aarthi said...

stunning creation.really no words to say about your hardwork and your interest

Anastasia Wahalatantiri said...

Love it......Great quilling!!

Agnieszka Ostrowska said...

Wow THAT IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Sarika said...

Superb!!!!! Just breathtaking!!!!

paperzen said...

Absolutely amazing Pritesh! I'm still picking my jaw off the ground. Wow, that is quite an achievement! It turned out beautifully!

Rose Angeline said...

Its an awesome work Pritesh!!!the hair is quilled so beautifully :) may i know what you have done for the branches... i guess its not a paint though...

Ketaki Randive said...

Pritesh this is just awesome, the size of this frame makes it look more fantastic. Many congratulations to you for completing it.
Though I want to know few things from you
1) did you trace the design with pencil or the just the impression the way you taught in the typography workshop.
2) The stripes used are pre-cut ones or made with paper shredder
3) What is the thickness if the stripes used?
And last can you put a video of how did u do the hair.
It would be great if you could answer..

idea semulajadi said...

oh how i wish i have your talent and patience and enthusiasm and all!! may i know, how did you keep your artwork like this? how to maintain it? to make sure it will not damage?

Лариса Литвиненко said...

ВОСХИТИТЕЛЬНО!!!!!

Sella Wahyu said...

oh my godness. that's very outstanding! love that work madly

Nidhi Jain said...

Wow!! it is amazing..
Nidhi
http://creativecraftingwithnidhi.blogspot.in/

pavani krishna said...

wow man I need to go a long way to do such kind of quilling :)absolutely stunning. So neat and you got lot of patience and such a dedication to work just amazing.
love pavani please visit my blog www.petitecrafting.blogspot.com..byee

Bianca Seitz said...

That's amazing !

sujatha gowri said...

Wow, good work. Could you please confirm applying clear varnish over quilled jewelry is safe?

Lalitha said...

I dabble in a lot of different arts n crafts.. This quilling that you have done is simply great.. Have been attempting quilling by seeing tutorials on the net.. But this is completely the nt level...

This has given me an idea that I should soon be able to execute ( with a 10 yr old n a 8 month old:) ) .. Will post it for your comments..

I loved all your work and the tutorials posted. Will be a regular on your blog..

Mary Wallace said...

Wow I am absolutely stunned! ! I am fabric designer my own handdyes..and a quilter, and a jewlery designer. I am very very familiar with quilling. In fact in my studio is a place to practice. I do some paper art but leave the amazing stuff to my friends. You sir are an artist. The original painting is also but I know how much work you went through to do this. Lol and to have to scrap items along the way is so difficult! Your husband is most patient and a great photogragher. I wish I could have seen more pics of u working. But understand privacy. Will be following your blog from now on!! Thank you for sharing!!

June said...

Holey Schmoley, this brings quilling to a whole new level. Amazomg/

Rnoosh said...

that's great .
i quilled another painting of barnali.plz see my quilling on :
http://www.quilling.ir/post/34

Anonymous said...

No Words... Its Awesome...