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A R Rahman by toonrama A R Rahman by toonrama
A R Rahman...... My favourite musician, music composer since my childhood....
love his music...
suddenly two days ago i just started to do his portrait painting and continuing...

i will do another painting of his.... probably a digital illustration...

Wiki about Rahman ------> [link]

i don't usually draw portraits.... cuz i find it very very hard.... this is just an attempt... tat took more than 3 days....
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libran005 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, Have featured your artwork in my Journal under the topic "Celebrating Indian Cinema - Part 2" This journal is a collection of artworks of ARR

Check it out... [link]
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Sunny-Winter-Star Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EVERYTHING about this is amazing. :hug:

You're an amazing artist! :heart:
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toonrama Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
:giggle: thank you :heart: :hug:
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acoustic-vaccine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
nice.looks like the cook at takshaa.
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
thanks man...
which cook...? the tall fat guy?
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acoustic-vaccine Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
nepali cook working alongside our michael
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
ohh.. that guy... yes...
so where are you and wat are u doin man? bangalore or somewhere else...
last time i heard was you got into hard core music... :)
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nishagandhi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!
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toonrama Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
:blush: thank you... :)
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BetaAquilae Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that the guy who composed Slumgod Millionaire soundtrack? :)
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toonrama Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
yup...the same guy... :)
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Vishw Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
ARR! :worship:

Good one, man..
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toonrama Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
:excited: thanks...
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Vishw Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Welcome! :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Looks like you did allright Rama :clap: Way better than the stick figures I draw :giggle: Nice shading and proportions. Excellent detail too :clap: Way to go man! i think you should do more :nod:
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
:giggle: yes... i have to do more of portraits..
they are so hard... :phew: :giggle:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Practice makes perfect :painter: You do them well--especially in your pen and ink drawings :thumbsup:
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naseefgafoor Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
nice work bro. awesome.
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
thanks bro... :)
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naseefgafoor Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
:-)
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chita21 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
lol, awesome
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:icontoonrama:
toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
thanks.... but why did you lol??? :lol:
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chita21 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
because i don't see a lot of rahman fanart
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
:lol: some people like rahman have such an effect on the masses, and i am no exception....:aww:
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chita21 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
agreed, he's amazing. it's funny how the west went crazy over "jai ho." don't get me wrong, i love that song. but i would just think in my head, "man, if you only heard some of the other awesome songs he came up with.."
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
exactly.... i am not a great fan of jaiho...
infact i dont like tat song tat much.. :lol:
thats not the best one he ever made....
there are so many in his career tat make him wat he is...
jai ho seemed more like an excuse for the west to give an award :)
the west don't even know how he handles fusion of carnatic with
western symphony... to me tats toughest tat he deals with
amazingly well.... this movie called 'duet' of his, some 15yrs
ago, is one of the many examples to explain wat i am talking abt...
i have a complete discography of A R Rahman, from 1992 to 2010 and growing,
stored on my hard disk... there are music he did before
Roja,[name is 'set me free'] and i listen to them even now... ;)
wait.. i can go on pages and volumes to tell abt his stuff... :phew: :lol:
so you are a fan of rahman, kya? :)
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chita21 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
nah, jai ho's pretty awesome =P . but true, he's done far better stuff. and yes, i do love rahman :lol:
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
thats good to know that you are in 'love' with him.. :lol:
you northie guys dont know abt carnatic music....=P
rahman's music has more detail and quality in his south indian
music cuz here people expect more from him as that is the standard...
unlike, most of bollywood music that has little detail and quality...=P
and by that i mean, rahman has not given his fullest to most
of his hindi music, as compared to his contribution to southie film world,
enna rascala... :D =p
tat way it was only rangeela, blue, maniratnam's hindi stuff,
and a few other stuff... =P
you gotta listen to his southie stuff...
even the utter flop movies have too good detail...
most of his hindi music, he has tricked the bollywood by reusing
his own tunes from his southie hits... :rofl:
so much racism is prevaling here :laughing:
despite all this i am a huge fan... :aww:
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harsh1991 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
What a picture...very nice...awesome..plz comment on some of my stuff...iv not been regular on facebook..
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks brother.... sure.. i will comment on ya stuff...
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Miheer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
awesome!
but i think you can do even better!
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
yup... thanks man...
portraits are hard for me to do... :giggle:
it gets frustrating in the middle... :laughing:
anyway i will try to do better... :)
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Miheer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
thumbs up! :)
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venkatvasa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
good start..keep working on.
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Thanks mama.... idi modalu... :)
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hey, where's mine :cries:
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Jo!!!!!!! i need a new picture of yours... send me one more... the old one is gone somewhere deep in my inbox...:cuddle:
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aiyo, ok, fine, it doesn't matter now, bro, been 2 yrs. :(
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
This is what I read yesterday. [link]
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
yes... there are people with this 'aryan arrogance' even here and in my experience i came across people who seem to have their own
explanations that hitler had a soft corner for some indians/india , from the popular fact that aryans existed/migrated to the subcontinent since the ages... this racial supremacy idea of the hitler, and some/many of the higher castes of indians seem to gel well and so this 'hitler loves india' concept swirled around... but then again, there are some racial problems experienced by some of my friends who are working/studying in today's germany... if it was the case that 'hitler loved india', then germans still loved hitler, then why would
indians[brown skinned ones] face racial offenses...?? the higher castes in india consider themselves as a higher race and this caste related abuses happen here almost everywhere, and that enrages the other castes and subsequent issues...
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Yes. I understand. It seems crazy that people who had nothing to do with Hitler and Nazi terror find such a terrible man attractive.
We still have Nazis and Neo-nazis here. At least they know what he represents. They can't escape knowing as there are programmes and films about World War 2 all the time.
Racial attitudes exist here, to our shame. People don't learn.

I know that India has a problem with castes. I hope one day that it will disappear. I expect it will take time. I know that the government banned them officially but that beliefs and prejudice are long to change.

I heard on the radio recently that the Indian government has said that all children will now have free schooling. I'm so pleased. I know that poor people will still want their children to work but I do hope that gradually everyone will become literate and that life will improve. Education is so precious.

Personally I don't understand why dark skin is considered inferior. I have always liked to see people who are different from me and my family.
Did I tell you that my elder son is married to a woman of Indian descent? Her mother is half Muslim and half Hindu. Her father was Muslim. She is beautiful. Her name is Alima. She was born in Trinidad, which was a British colony where Indian people were taken to work on the sugar cane estates.

My other son is married to a woman who has a very complex origin. Her mother is from Kenya but of Indian origin. She is an Ismaeli Muslim. Her father had Iraqi and Pakistani ancestors. So she is British! Her name is Sharmeen. She is very attractive too.

The world is colourful and beautiful. :)
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
yes it is a complicated situation...
i feel that equality idea is almost impossible,
because groups/sections arise even after that...
likewise, caste system is deep and it runs in every
nook and corner of the country... many eminent people
in the history have failed to eradicate it...
cuz by doing so what they are doing is a restructure of a
fundamental one that existed like that for over millenia...
which is a mistake as some people feel...
our society needs repair and a hybrid of modern ideas that
work for indian mindset and system...
and secondly the problem is with those few corrupted ones
who misuse/exploit their power in any society...
that has to be dealt... only a small percentage
of the majority takes control of most resources thus
pushing everyone into trouble...
if a solution is built around this then, it does
a great deal... infrastructure are to be
worked keeping in mind the cultural backdrop
etc., i often notice that a new system takes its place
and forces the natives to implement and that seems
impossible to them and the idea fails...
it is more of a clash of civilizations that we
are witnessing...
yes.. it is a beautiful world... all we need is an open
and willing heart.. i would love to see your family...
a diverse set of people you have at your home.....
it must be a great sight to see when everyone gets together...
i just love a mixed joint family... :)
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
The clash of civilisations is an American idea. I don't adhere to it. It's too simple.
I'm reading an interesting French book at the moment which talks about the demographic transition that takes place gradually everywhere. It means that as education advances, women have lower fertility and families get smaller. In France families have an average of 1.9 children.
When this happens there are violent problems because peoples minds are upset by the new circumstances.
In India in 1981 the average number of children was 5.3 and in 2001 it was 3.2. Now I don't know but it is perhaps lower.
The author of the book who studies demography thinks that eventually this will happen everywhere and eventually calm will come. It can take time.
Of course it doesn't mean that people will not fight but perhaps there will be fewer wars.
The author thinks that the Muslim world is going through the demographic transition at the moment and that explains in part the extreme views and attitudes of the fundamentalists.
I know that the caste system is very old. I expect it will remain for a long time yet.

The author I mentioned also says that political systems are liked to family structures. It's a bit difficult to explain quickly. It is roughly that the way families are structured, who is considered important, who inherits when parents die, whether children are treated in the same way... is reflected at greater levels. It seems to be true in the countries I know here in Europe.

Of course you cannot paste systems from one place onto another. It won't work in the same way. India is a democracy I think because of British rule but it has its special ways.

OK Now I must stop. It's late here.

Goodnight Rama. :)
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
It's a good start. :) Well done.

I shall look for some of his music. I like Indian music of all sorts especially classical.
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Thank you Sue... :thanks:
Yeah pls go thru his... his stuff is more of fusion, world music etc.,
Glad to know that you like Indian classical....
Any specific music that you like??
just wanted to know... :)
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I remember a wonderful musician who played the western flute. It was like wind in grass. Also Ali Akbar Khan, and many others. I heard them on a French classical music radio and made lots of tape recordings. Most are ragas.
At first the music is surprising but after a while you know what to listen for: the slow beginning, the repeated melody, the wonderful improvisation, the tablas and rhythms, the acceleration throughout the raga. It's wonderful music.
I didn't like Nusrat Ali Fateh Khan as much.
My memory for names is bad. I knew quite a few who used different instruments so unlike ours.

A few months ago there was a show on TV that was presented by a groups of musicians and dancers in Europe. It told a story like a Bollywood film. We enjoyed it a lot.

I read recently that a Bollywood producer wants to make a film about Hitler. It would say he liked India. People here are annoyed with this. He really wasn't someone you make nice films about. He despised other peoples and thought they were inferior. He stole the swastika from India and made it a symbol of horror.
I hope this film isn't made.

My son makes music with his computer. Here's a link for you. Perhaps you would like what he makes. :) [link]
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
oh... good... pls let me know if you recollect the names of it next time...
i would love to search for it... :)
i love music and sometime i will take up fulltime music learning course,
when time permits...Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer,
and a lot of people like his music here, including me...
it falls under hindustani music or sufi, not sure which one...
and then... try listening to Indian maestros like
Kadri Gopalnath[saxophone], U Srinivas[mandolin, he is a big man now] [link]
K Vaidyanathan[violin], Hari Prasad Chaurasia [flute], Dr. Zakir Hussain [link] ,
Ustad Bismillah Khan [shehnai] [link] ,
These above are some of my favourite from the classical music.... some of them are southies and some are northies...
you may have come across their names...
lemme know if you liked any of the stuff...
and i have once listened to your son's stuff on his website earlier..
i love the techno and electronica stuff...
i am a crazy guy for music... :giggle:
will listen to your son's music and let you know soon... :)
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
I have listened to the links to music you sent me. Thanks a lot. I really enjoyed it all and will keep the links and try to download some music. :)
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toonrama Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Welcome Sue... :)
My favourite is the Mandolin...
I am a huge fan of U. Srinivas since i was a kid...
Here are two more [my favourite] videos that i
often view on youtube...

[link]

[link]

:)
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winklepickers Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks a lot. I've kept the links. :)
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