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Give him a chalk, a picture is ready

Staff Reporter

Interested in attempting the impossible, and doing it differently

SALEM: Give him a chalk, a needle and half-an-hour time. You would get a Bharathiyar beautifully carved in the chalk. Give him a bunch of human hairs and a yellow-colour insulation tape. You will get a line drawing-like picture made of hair on the insulation tape. Meet, C. Raguvaran, a Plus II student of Salem Gokulanatha Hindu Mahajana Higher Secondary School and his exquisite works in chalk pieces and human hairs.

"I actually have started these works to pass time. Since I am interested in doing things differently, I have continued to develop these skills."

The most difficult things in creating a picture using hairs are bending the hair to the required shape. "But somehow, I have managed to create line-drawings with hair." After completing the work, he covers it with a Cellophane tape. He also uses rice, grains and seeds of chilly as materials to paint. With a needle and a sketch pen, he has painted human faces, animals and natural scenes on these materials. His interests are not confined with only drawing and carving. He has also devised electrical equipments. "I like to design something useful to the society with my skills in electrical discipline. I like to use easily available materials for my device. "

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