This is a very beautiful work ,which i learnt from chellam aunty.When u see this painting it looks like a embroidery work and no one would believe it is a painting.
This work is very simple to do but we need lots of patience.
Felt cloth with or without design
Nib(1 or 1 1/2 and leaf nib in India, in US -calligraphy nib size-b3 or b5 and leaf nib. See my demo )
I really don't know if i can write the method clearly.This work can be learnt better through demonstration.Any way..let me try my best..
1)Take paint in your finger(i feel this comfortable)and with the nib tip take little paint and make it like a ball(i know this will be difficult to understand ... view part 1, )
2)Take the ball with the tip of the nib.Make sure that the paint ball is in the center of the tip.
3)Place the nib on the design outline and drag the nib. u will get a loop something like 'n'.
4)We have to keep filling the design with these loops... view part 2
5) For leaf, paint thick layer of paint on the leaf design and with leaf nib scratch to get veins...view part3
6) clean up the cloth after completing with kerosene dipped in ear bud.( i have posted the pic as soon as i completed so the cloth has not been cleaned)
Note: 1)when selecting design try selecting floral or birds ,as they look more realistic in nib painting.
2)initially try the loops on waste paper.
3)One more small piece of advice.. (from of my own experience and my students experience)plzzz don't show to others before completing .this painting take long(appox 10 days) to dry. so be careful...
Posted by ambika.shami