Monday, October 6, 2008

A park sketch..


I drew my first turban wearer the other day, it was pretty cool. He was a very friendly fellow. He told me his name, twice, but I couldn't even pronounce it, so I'm not gonna try to spell it. On my way out of the park I stopped by the Skytower stand and showed Andy my picture. Brian was drawing this guy and overheard me as I said, "Yeah, it was fun. I never drew anyone with a turban on before." His reply? "I shot a guy with a turban before."
What a guy. I'm glad I got to draw turban guy rather than that dude...

Turbans are fun. I think they're becoming less and less common, but what do I know? Maybe it's because crazy people say they shoot 'em. In any case, I think I'm going to do my part in bringing the turban back. Check this site out here for how to tie a turban. You can get pretty creative with them. Seriously, check this guy out:



















That is a turban.

6 comments:

justfrancesca said...

MAN! That's guy's head must be in pain! Beautiful, though. I can't wait to see you in one at work!

Wittygraphy: Caricature Community said...

Your drawings are fantastic! Please join us at http://www.wittygraphy.com. Wittygraphy is a social network to share, discuss, and promote caricatures. Participation of artists of your caliber means a lot to our community.

Aaron said...

this blog is very dormant.

justfrancesca said...

Hey, Katie--I miss you at work, and I miss your blogging! We have to go sketching again!

Patty said...

The guy in the big blue turban is a member of a Sikh sect known as the Nihang (aka: the Akali or Akali Nihang). Sikhs are not Muslims nor are they Hindus. The Sikh religion is totally unique and different from both Islam and Hinduism, though there are psalms and poems from both Sufi Muslim mystics and Hindus incorporated into the Sikh holy book. But I digress...

The Sikhs are also a warrior faith, and the Nihang are the most badass of the warrior class.

There's additional information about them here if anyone is interested:
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Nihang

Kate said...

Thanks Patty, very interesting.. They do seem pretty badass