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Slumdog $M 'A.R. Rahman' by Joy-cheers Slumdog $M 'A.R. Rahman' by Joy-cheers
(Am sorry, the comment is too big, pls bear with me, this is not about my drawing but about the my favourite musician A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire Music Composer, winner of 2 Academy Awards)

AR. Rahman was born in 1966 as Dilip kumar . The maestro showed traits of his musical talents at a very young age that his tender hands smoothed over the piano keys at the age of 4. He lost his father very early in life and the burden of supporting his family fell on his little shoulders.

Rahman stepped into the music career as a keyboard player in the great music director Illyaraja's troup. Rattled by fate's ill will his family was helped by a Sufi saint spiritually that his family embraced Islam and that is how Dilip Kumar turned out to be Allah Rakha Rahman that the world now identifies him as.

His father, R K Shekhar, who was a composer, arranger and conductor for Malayalam films died when Rahman was just 9 years-old and his family rented out and sold out musical equipment as a source of income. Later there was a turning point when Dileep Kumar decided to rechristen himself as A R Rahman.

The biography of AR Rahman's career spans somewhere over a decade, but he has already sold over one hundred million records world-wide and more than two hundred million cassettes. This has brought Rahman into the category of the world's top 25 all-time top selling recording artists. Though AR Rahman is the undisputed leader in Indian contemporary music in the present times

Rahman's pace in his musical career took a giant leap when he composed for "The Bombay Dreams," a stage production of the famous musician Andrew Lloyd Webber that served to be his debut in Hollywood.

Now, he has become the first Indian to win 2 Academy Awards and he thoroughly deserves it.

(P.S. Am proud to say that he lives next to my home at Chennai, India)

About my drawing: I dedicate this drawing to A.R. Rahman, i rejoice his music, actually the best part of my drawing is the hair, generally so far in the portraits i struggled with the hair, this is the first time i am satisfied with my own work... I could have done better in the whole portrait, i learnt from my mistakes, and am sure i can do well in my next work.
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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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PeaceLovePrithvi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
wow, that is just...amazing
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks my dear friend..
:)
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brianv948 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this. Just watched Slumdog for the first time lastnight and was impressed by the music. Knew nothing about this person.

Thanks for adding my Psalms 130:1 drawing to your "Fantastic drawing" collection!
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You are most welcome my friend!!!!
Thanks for your comment too... am glad that you liked his music!!!!
:D
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MaggieBebbe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the contrast between the perfectly drawn head and the not clear body!! :clap:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Maggie!!!
Your comment means a lot to me..
:hug:
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ephemeralxreflection Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Very nice expression - you managed to capture the emotions perfectly!! i like it ^^
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Mariella, thank you so much for your kind words...
Am really honoured...
:hug:
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ephemeralxreflection Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
you're very welcome
keep up the good work!
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks again Mariella!!!
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The-legend-killer Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Rahman is my fav too ! have u seen Delhi 6 ? nice movie ! its music is very good !
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love Rahman music, i am always attracted towards right from the beginning...
I didnt see that movie, but i love those songs..
Just few mins i was listening to one of the song in that movie...
:D
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CallieFink Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow this is so awesome!!!!!!
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!!!
am so excited...
:hug:
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Mahican-Atim Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wonderful work, very expressive!!!! :clap:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Oh Thank you so much dear!!!
:D
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Mahican-Atim Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
You're so very welcome, such wonderful feeling/emotion you put into your pieces!!!! :clap:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot again, i know that you say welcome, but still i feel like saying it...
:hug:
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well done :clap:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Jen, thank you so much for the lovely comment...
Am honoured...
:D
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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bluemystic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Fantastic work Joseph!!! I see no flaws!! :heart: The hair is amazing and you've chosen an excellent action pose. I love his expression too. I can almost hear him singing!! :dance: Well done my friend!! :clap: :+fav: :hug:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Julie, thanks for that lovely comment...
am glad that you liked it so much...
and it was a lively comment i ever read...
:D
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bluemystic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
You're welcome Joseph :love: I love to watch how your drawings evolve with you as you continue and each time they're even better than before. You should be very proud my friend!! :hug: I am very proud of you :heart:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
SURELY, I AM PROUD OF THAT, AT THE SAME TIME ITS ALL BECAUSE OF YOU, WITH YOUR GUIDANCE AND TIPS, I COULD ALWAYS DONE BETTER...
AM PROUD OF YOU TOO....
:heart: :rose:
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bluemystic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Awe thank you Joe!! :blowkiss: You're too sweet dear :love: Your work is excellent and PERFECT dear!! I'm very impressed and so proud of you my friend!! :hug: And if I helped in some small way, I'm happy :dance: Your works are a reflection of you, your beautiful spirit, your vision and talent. They're fantastic, mind blowing, great :wow: :rose:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a ton Julie!!!
:blowkiss:
Yes, you helped me a lot, in terms of motivating, suggestion, caring...
am grateful for that...
:D
Moreover, the drawing on 2 kids, the title of 'UNITY by Joe' was selected in our Corporate's Magazine, and it will be published by the next month. Because of you i did well in my second attempt...
:D
:hug:
:heart:
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angelblueeyes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Beautiful!! The expression on his face is incredible!! He is very passioned when he sings!! Love the hair, now I can say it's perfect! A real masterpiece!! BRAVOS!! Oooh, and: HAPPY EASTER!!!!
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Hi Thank you so much!!!
You made my day the happiest with your comment...
:cuddle:
Happy Easter dear...
:D
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BlueZest Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Joe , I don't think the comment is too long , I really needed to know more about this stunning musician ! :D
Of course I was aware of him because of the splendid movie ( I was so happy with all the awards that it got , it was just fair )

I find the drawing very dynamic with the angle you chose , and the way he seems both concentrated and inspired , we can see the true artist in him this way :)

Bravo mon cher Joe :clap:
Mireille :hug:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Hi Mireille, thank you so much for the beautiful comment, yeah he is a dynamic yet very simple person.

More about him:
He was a dropout in the school, as he has to attend lot of programmes in the troupe inorder to earn money for his family, but later on
Studied Western classical music as a student at Oxford University in the UK.

He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (The Hilton Award) for Best New Musical of 2002, "Bombay Dreams," performed at the Apollo Theatre, West End, London, and on Broadway in New York City.

On August 15, 1997, he released an album called "Vande Mataram," on Columbia/SME Records, to commemorate 50 years of Indian independence. A tribute to the motherland, it featured songs for each of the Indian flag colors. The album was released simultaneously across the world in 28 countries, and Rahman himself performed in New Delhi to a packed audience including the honorable Indian Prime Minister. Over 1.2 million copies were sold in India alone.

Also known as the John Williams of the Indian Film Industry.

Collaborated on The Lord of The Rings' Stage Musical original score with Finnish folk music group Varttina and Christopher Nightingale.

ARR's baptism in music happened early in life. ARR's earliest memories of the studio are with his father. On one of those visits, a music director Sudarshanam Master found the four year old playing a tune on the harmonium. He covered the keys with a cloth. It made no difference. ARR replayed the tune effortlessly. This impressed the music director who suggested that he be trained in music.

Social Service
Rahman is involved in various charitable causes. In 2004, he was appointed as the Global Ambassador of the Stop TB Partnership, a project by WHO.[11] He has shown support to charities including Save the Children, India, and worked with Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam for his song "Indian Ocean" . The song featured a-ha keyboard player Magne Furuholmen and Travis drummer, Neil Primrose. The proceeds of the song went towards helping orphans in Banda Aceh, one of the areas worst affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. He produced the single "We Can Make It Better" by Don Asian alongside Mukhtar Sahota.[39] In 2008, Rahman opened his KM Music Conservatory partnered with Audio Media Education facility to tutor and train aspiring musicians in vocals, instruments, music technology and sound design. The conservatory – with preeminent musicians on its panel and a newly founded symphony orchestra – is located near his studio in Kodambakkam, Chennai, offering courses at Beginners, Foundation and Diploma level.[40] Rahman composed the theme music for a short film for The Banyan in 2006, in aid of destitute women in Chennai. In 2008, Rahman, along with percussionist Sivamani created a song titled "Jiya Se Jiya", inspired by the Free Hugs Campaign and promoted it through a video shot in various cities in India.
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BlueZest Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the Bio dear Joe , I can easily see why you feel proud about such a man ! :D
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
hahahahaha
Mireille, you know very well about me..
:D
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Fantastic!

I love the softness to the piece. The hair is really great!

The mood you have created is wonderful, both in the drawing itself, and in the information given.

Wonderful!
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Rhiyandd! Thank you so much...
:D
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome! :D
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
Awesome Joseph!!
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks Kim!!!
Your comment really means a lot to me...
:D
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Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
You're so welcome!
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:hug:
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baremywords Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
beautiful! :clap:
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Hi Stephanie, thank you so much...
:hug:
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nonam Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a beautiful drawing :clap: and you're right the hair is awesome :D
I didn't know he composed the music for slumdog millionair, I just saw that movie this week, I loved it :D
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Oh Thanks a lot Manon!!!
Yes he composed music for SM, also he bagged 2 Academy Awards for the category of Music!!!
Am glad that you liked the movie and my portrait...
:D
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InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice :D
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Bruce, thank you so much...
:D
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lightrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Joe, this is great! It's very emotive and expressive! As if I'm hearing him singing.))) You become better and better step by step, I can see it. And I like that you accentuated on his head and made a little blurry his body.
You're right his hair turned out so natural and soft... Well done!)))
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks Svetlana, wonderful and lively comment...
I liked it very much....
:hug:
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