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Flavors of Life ~ Melon Mela

Melon Mela - Sketch by Sree of Sree's Canvas
Flavors of Life: Melon Mela ~ Painting by Sree
(Ink and colored pencils on paper 6×8)

Bangalore is a heaven for fruit lovers. Seasonal fruit carts and vendors fill the streets all round the year. Be it grapes, mangoes, (which seem to be scarce this year) and of course melons.

I have noticed that watermelonwallas are beginning to vanish. The guy in front of our home is gone. And I haven’t eaten a single one yet! I was too busy hogging muskmelons, which are my favorite. So I am off to find a sweet, red juicy one. :)

~ by Sree
(Sree also writes at Sree’s Canvas)

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Fruits, Watermelon, Sree (Saturday April 19, 2008 at 9:09 am- permalink)

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12 comments for Flavors of Life ~ Melon Mela »

  1. Very nice Sree. That guy looks really cheerful. I liked the way all the watermelons are stacked.

    BTW, after seeing your drawings, I bought some color pencils to experiment with. Do you use any particular kind of paper?

    When we were kids we used eat cool watermelon slices with tons of seeds in them :) Now a days you get all seedless ones.

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — April 19, 2008 @ 11:24 am

  2. Now that the comments section is open again I am happy to say that I have always enjoyed Sree’s art work. Always delightful.

    Comment by evolvingtastes — April 19, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

  3. Wow wonderful artwork Sree! I am so reminded of the summer holidays I spent in my Grandpa’s place in Bangalore.
    The Gandhi Bazaar close to his house used to be a heaven for fresh produce lovers. You watermelon colors are so realistic. You sure left me longing Sree…

    Comment by Vidhya — April 19, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

  4. I always enjoy your work Sree…Nice artwork.
    I really miss summer in India for the mangoes,watermelon and sugarcane juice.

    Comment by Sarada — April 20, 2008 @ 9:48 am

  5. Very cute sketch, Sree.

    Comment by Roma — April 20, 2008 @ 10:40 am

  6. this one is the cutest watermelonwalla i have ever seen :D . This pic is something i will never forget sree. Very beautiful Sree .

    Comment by Pooja — April 20, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

  7. Mmm, fruit carts. I would die happy, mortally stuffed. :-) Fantastic drawing!

    Comment by Rich — April 20, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

  8. Anjali: For practice, i use normal white drawing books. But if you plan to sell your art, get Strathmore bristol or Stonehenge paper. Go through the post on Materials in my blog for more info.

    evolvingtastes, Vidhya, Sarada, Pooja,Roma, Rich:Thanks:)

    Comment by Sree — April 21, 2008 @ 2:48 am

  9. can I buy your work sree? The laddoos sketch was too good. so is this but that was my fave..

    Comment by jillumadrasi — April 22, 2008 @ 8:56 am

  10. This a Seasonal Sketch..Lovely one.

    Comment by Lavi — April 22, 2008 @ 11:14 am

  11. You really have an eye for detail! I liked that small tummy of his which you have captured! Always wonder why fruit/vegetable vendors have a big paunch? Is it because they eat the excess vegetables/fruits left behind or they are people who are really stressed out in wanting to sell out these perishable goods!

    Comment by d3jm — April 24, 2008 @ 3:57 am

  12. jillumadrasi: Thank you:)If you are interested in buying any of my sketches, please mail me at sreescanvas dot gmail dot com, with a link or name of the piece you want to purchase. I can give you more info.

    Lavi: Thank You.

    d3jm: I guess after a certain quantity, even fruits can make you get a paunch:D

    Comment by Sree — April 24, 2008 @ 6:01 am

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