I went to a Indian wedding the other day. This is the bride, Meera. She is just beautiful, I find all Indian girls very pretty and gracious. All the Indian women at the wedding wore the traditional saris in all the colours of the rainbow and were adorned with copious quantities of gold and sequins, like only they can. The shimmering beads and jewels, I couldn’t reproduce on this painting but believe me, they were amazing! These women then started to do the traditional dances, which I find absolutely mesmerising, it was a feast for the eyes!
Coloured pencils on salmon paper.

J’ai assisté à un mariage indien l’autre jour. Voici la mariée, Meera. Elle est vraiment belle. Je trouve que toutes les indiennes sont très jolies et gracieuses. Toutes les femmes indiennes, au mariage portaient le sari traditionnel, de toutes les couleurs de l’arc en ciel et elles étaient couvertes d’or et de paillettes, comme seulement elles le peuvent. Je n’ai pas pu reproduire l’éclat des bijoux, mais croyez-moi c’était extraordinaire! Et puis, ces femmes ont commençé à faire les danses traditionnelles, je trouve tout cela hypnotique. C’était un régal pour les yeux!
Crayons de couleur sur papier saumon.


pencils, portraits, women


  • Beth Mills
    Beth Millsabout 6 years ago

    She looks so very happy! A beautiful drawing Colombe. Les bijoux sont magnifique!! Et la mariee est tres belle!

  • Merci wynity2!! Votre français est très bien. The jewels gave me a lot of trouble and so did the ornaments on the sari…

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 6 years ago

    Meera est vraiment très belle en effet ! J’ai vu les photos du mariage. Les couleurs de saris de toutes ces Indiennes sont MAGNIFIQUES et elles sont aussi très très belles.
    Très beau dessin, Birdie ! tu réussis toujours autant tous tes portraits tu sais. Tu as dû avoir beaucoup de pain à colorier toutes les petites perles….. Quel travail minutieux et digne d’intérêt !

  • Adam Cole
    Adam Coleabout 6 years ago

    Really nice work Colombe. Love the detail in the hair….exsquisate

  • Thanks a lot Adam, I’m getting to like coloured pencils a lot.

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienabout 6 years ago

    This is a beautiful tribute to the bride….has she seen it? It’s gorgeous…and so is she. How exotic and lovely she looks. You have done a wonderful job Colombe…I bet she will love it. You are so talented with the pencils – this looks like a painting!

  • Hi Estelle, I feel like a little school girl with my coloured pencils! Thank you for your comment.

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightabout 6 years ago

    Excellent portrait work with coloured pencils, Colombe.
    Très magnifique.

  • Merci Colin, c’est gentil.

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • Carliss Mora
    Carliss Moraabout 6 years ago

    Very fine work! Lovely subject, and painting, Colombe.

  • Carliss I have much to learn from you with your amazing ability to do people’s hair!! My attempts are very primitive compared to yours…..

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • Annie Wise
    Annie Wiseabout 6 years ago

    Another success – well cooked Colo!

  • Fiona O'Beirne
    Fiona O'Beirneabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful work.,Colombe. Is it coloured pencils?

  • Thank you Fiona, yes it’s coloured pencils. I loooooove them!

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • cheetaah
    cheetaahabout 6 years ago

    This is a great pencil art Colombe, you captured her beauty and their tradition very well.

  • Thanks very much once again for your comments. They mean a lot to me. Traditions are so important to keep and I find it fascinating to observe those of other countries. Happy art to you.

    – Colombe Cambourne

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellover 5 years ago

    Colombe , very Beautiful .

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