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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Silver Peacock



Firstly I introduce some information about beautiful peacock..

The peacock is the national bird of India.
The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen.

The Indian Peacock has iridescent blue-green plumage. The upper tail coverts on its back are elongated and ornate with an eye at the end of each feather. These are the Peacock's display feathers. The female plumage is a mixture of dull green, grey and iridescent blue, with the greenish-grey predominating. In the breeding season, females stand apart by lacking the long 'tail feathers' also known as train, and in the non-breeding season they can be distinguished from males by the green colour of the neck as opposed to the blue on the males.

The species is found in dry semi-desert grasslands, scrub and deciduous forests. It forages and nests on the ground but roosts on top of trees. It eats seeds, insects, fruits, small mammals and reptiles.

Peacocks in Indian religions and cultures:

Hindu mythology describes the peacock is to be the vahan or the vehicle for Karthikeya also called Murugan, the brother of Ganesha, the goddess Saraswati, and the goddess Mahamayuri. The main figure of the Kurdish religion Yezidism, Melek Taus, is most commonly depicted as a peacock. The Yezidi's claim Indian origins.[5]


Indian Peacock (called Mayura in Sanskrit) has enjoyed a fabled place in India since ancient times. In imagery Lord Krishna is always represented wearing a peacock feather tucked in his headband. Peacocks often live in proximity to humans. Ancient kings in India were said to have gardens to raise peacocks where guests were invited to see the famous male peacock dance during the mating season. Due to this close proximity to humans for thousands of years, they have entered ancient Indian stories, songs and poems as symbols of beauty and poise. As the mating season coincides with the onset of monsoon rains and the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar, many songs of rains have peacock-dance mentioned in them. One possible origins of the name of the famous Maurya dynasty of ancient India is probably derived from the word Mayura as the ancestors of the Mauryas are thought to be peacock-keepers of a royal court in eastern India.

Other Cultural references:
  • Lord Krishna's Crown always has a peacock's feather.
  • According to Greek mythology, the "eyes" on the tail of a peacock were placed there by Hera to commemorate her faithful watchman, Argus who had a hundred eyes (Ovid I, 625).
  • In two epic poems of Kalidasa (Meghaduta and Kumarasambhava) the beauty of the peacock has been used as an ornate literary tool.
  • The Jataka tales Mahamayur Jataka (491) describing the earlier birth of Bhagavan Buddha describe it in the form of a golden peacock. There is an interesting story about the Golden peacock. Another of these tales record that intrepid Indian traders going as far as Babylon used to take peacocks with them, and had to sell them to the native population on request.
  • In the local folktales of India the peacock has a special place. A Punjabi folktale tells of a Queen requesting her husband not to hunt peacocks, saying that the peacock is her brother.
  • In the Mayuri subtribe of Bhils in India, women take out their veils whenever they see a peacock and they are worshipped during festivals.

Meterial Required:-

1. Any dark color cloth. (for base)
2. Silver tube.
3. Carbon paper. (white) its visualization on dark cloth is easy thats why we use white carbon
4. Trace.
5. Diamond shape glasses. (60-70)
6. Round shape glass. (1 for eye shape)
7. Fabric glu.
8. Brush.
9. Round shape chips for its body (silver color)

Procedure:-

1. firstly take cloth about half meters or as u want.
2. Trace peacock on cloth with the help of white carbon paper.
3. Stick glasses wherever u want with the help of fabric glu.
4. Draw outlines of glasses with the help of sparkle. and distribute sparkle on shapes we draw with the help of brush.
5. and outline shapes with the help of sparkle.

one clip..
















6. now stick glu on body shape of the peacock with the help of brush.

















7. Stick little bit of glu on the back side of the brush.

like this...
















8. with the help of back side of the brush stick chips.

like this..














































give outline with the help of sparkle.

Now your peacock is ready....



Pinx...

5 comments:

  1. superb work yaar... definetly gng to try it out
    jaya

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