I am sure Sri Keshav needs no introduction. I got inspired by his daily Krishna drawings in FB and started following. Later I started to realize what an amazing artist he is. To me, he is a combination of Silpi & Ma.Se. His collection on Mahaperiyava drawings are mesmerizing – the nativity he brings in his drawings and the facial expressions and the kind of shadings and contrast he brings out on the subject is absolutely stellar!
Without Periyava’s grace, one can’t bring this level of perfection to the drawing.
Our salute to you Keshav Sir! Please draw more Periyava amidst your other commitments – we will be very glad to enjoy them!
Note – I was planning to share them all at once but then decided to share one/day so that we can all enjoy each drawing!
First set is all Periyava’s purvashrama days.
6. Swaminathan, consoling his mother, (on knowing that he would become a sanyasin), tells about his dream where an elephant garlands him which foresees that he would be an emperor.
7. Mahalakshmi is consoled by Swaminathan’s father – he tells the story of how Adisankara used the opportunity when a crocodile grabs him. He convinces his mother that sanyasa could give benefits for 21 generations and that it was she who should wilfully permit her son to become a sanyasin, which incidentally is performed standing in the water.
10. Swaminathan / Periyava with the famous murukku paati!
12. Periyava taking sanyasa – 1907!