Friday, January 16, 2009

Portrait of MS



The above Portrait was drawn specially for the book “MS - A Life on Music” authored by T.J.S. George. The specialty of this portrait is that it was drawn by Manohar Devadoss who is totally blind.
Excerpts from the book........

“Manohar was given a pair of specially made Australian glasses by Dr. S.S. Badrinath of Shankara Nethrlaya. They allowed him a narrow, if rather dim, beam of sight over a tiny dot of space if the paper was held close to his eyes. But he had to remove the glasses every other minute to let the moisture from the eyes evaporate. He was putting on and taking off the glasses hundreds of times, taking the paper right up to his eyes for every stroke of the pen, seeing only three or four square millimeters at a time, he accomplished this portrait of his “MS Amma”.

3 comments:

Chitra said...

Very nice.

MADHAV said...

Unbelievable! So nice. Even if I were to take a carbon copy of that pic, it would be no where near to what he has done. Thanks for bringing it out..

Madhav

Anonymous said...

I'm AWEstruck:O!..amazing..thanks for bringing it to our notice.
~MSammafan