Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu

Pencil on paper · 24 Sep 07
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Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu — Art by Karthik

About this drawing

I'd been wanting to do a drawing based on Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu for a while, and I finally got around to doing one.  Actually, I did two drawings, one didn't come out well so it was "discarded".

I got some reference images from and put together a mockup image in Photoshop, which showed Kamal Haasan, Jyothika as well as the two villains of the movie, played by Saleem Baig and Daniel Balaji.  The idea was to try out a different composition for the picture (the faces would essentially form a curve, roughly in the shape of the letter C, that's how your eyes would travel down the image).  I drew this on grey paper with colour pencils, but that did not come out well at all, so that was ditched and I re-drew the picture on white paper with normal pencils, and only had Kamal's and Jyothika's faces in the new one.  A little bit of retouching was done to produce the final image, which you see above.

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, the discarded drawing — by Karthik Abhiram

Above is the discarded image in it's entirety, click it for a larger version (I don't know why I am showing people a bad drawing, but anyway...).  A part of this image appears as the background in the finished drawing too.

The movie Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, for those who have not seen it, is about a cop, Raghavan (Kamal Haasan) tracking down two serial killers (Daniel Balaji and Saleem Baig).  The investigation takes him from Chennai to Madurai to New York, where he works with NYPD cop Anderson (Lev Gorn).  There, he also meets Aradhana (Jyothika), and a relationship begins between the two.  This one and writer-director Gautham Menon's earlier police story Kaakha Kaakha are two of my favourite Tamil movies.  Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu is a well-filmed and well-acted thriller, and has some nice music and songs by Harris Jayaraj too.  It was subsequently dubbed in Telugu and released as Raghavan in 2007.

Date added 24 Sep 07

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OK, I realise that the updated one also is not one of my best, but anyway... :)
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