‘Sold’ by Patricia McCormic
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I recently read this book titled ‘Sold’ by Patricia McCormick and I loved it.
The story is about life in a village in Central Nepal in the teeming brothels of Calcutta, India, where a girl, Lakshmi, gets sold to a sex trade.
Lakshmi lived in Calcutta’s red-light district. She lived with her mum Ama, her little brother, and her stepfather. She had a friend, Gita, who went to the city to work as a maid.
In the red-light district festival Lakshmi met a city woman named Bimla who told Lakshmi she wanted her as a maid. Bimla sold Lakshmi to a turnip-nose man. The man sold her to a fat woman named Mumtaz where Lakshmi was forced to work in a sex trade place with other girls.
One day, an American came and told Lakshmi he will get her out. He brought the police and set the girls free from the sex trade in India.
The girls and Lakshmi were free.
My Painting in MS Paint
I made this painting of a young girl, Lala, in MS Paint. I called it Lala because that was the word I was thinking after I drew her. I only paint in MS Paint because it's fun especially when I have nothing else to do. I like painting in MS Paint because I like to create my own art and I have made some paintings already (like CJ from the jigsaw puzzle). I hope you played the jigsaw puzzle already. I also hope you like my artwork.
You might be wondering how I made it. So, here are the steps:
I made a circle for the head. Then, I drew a few curvy lines for the neck, chest, and legs. The arms and hands were very difficult to draw because I'm not really good at drawing hands but I succeeded. I thought that maybe I drew the legs a bit too small or the arms a bit too long when I was already coloring it. After that, I drew the hair and the ear which was not really that hard. I only draw one ear because even if I draw another ear it will be blocked by the hair.
Next, I drew the eyes, mouth, and nose. I tried to make the eyes better but it got worst, so, I just went with the one I already made. I made one and the only eye winking because you can't really see the other eye and it would look very weird. The nose I had to erase later because it didn't really turn out that great after coloring it.
Then, I drew the clothes and accessories (which is the bracelet on her wrist). The clothes were very easy to draw. I decided to draw a women's off-the-shoulder tops for Lala because I saw my mom wearing one and she looked very beautiful (in my opinion) and I thought that it would look very good at Lala. I drew the shoes just like the original cute and simple Lala I made before. I drew a bracelet for Lala because I thought that maybe she would look more cute with it.
After drawing the body parts and clothing, I erased the parts I didn't need, and then colored the rest. I colored the off-shoulder top, red because it was the main dress color of the original Lala. I colored the skirt purple because I think that red and purple really match. I colored the sleeve-less inside her off-shoulder top, orange because I think orange and purple match. I colored the shoes and socks just like the original. I colored the bracelet lime because it looks really cool. I colored the two holes beside the middle with a darker shade and the one in the middle with a lighter shade (the bracelet). I colored the hair blond just like the original. Did you notice that just like the original, there is a brighter/lighter shade and a darker shade of blond in a pattern?
I drew the parts of the body first with different colors so that I could see my mistakes, and later started coloring. It was also easy to start it this way because I could easily bring lines back and front by copy pasting.
If you're wondering what pose it is I don't really know myself. I just made it up. I worked on this drawing for about two hours.
Tell me what you think about it in the comment section below.
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A Poem by me for your Loved One
Your eyes are beautiful,
like a shining star.
Your face is pretty,
even from afar.
Your heart is pure,
and kind to all,
Your smile is contagious,
that makes others fall.
You're nice and charming,
I admire you.
I wish I could be your reflection,
Cause I love you.
Create a jigsaw using an image.
Create a slideshow of your interests.
Hello there. Here is a small slideshow of my interests.
Hi guys! Do you see that slideshow on the left. Can you guess what it says because it's all pictures. It's a bit difficult but I'm sure you can guess it correctly. If you can't answer it, here is the hint: It's a quote. You can tell me what it says in the comment section.
If you take out my first letter, I will still sound the same. If you take out my last letter, I will still sound the same. If you take my middle letter, I will still sound the same. I am a five-letter word. What word am I?
A dad and his son were riding their bikes and crashed. Two ambulances came and took them to different hospitals. The man’s son was in the operating room and the doctor said, “I can’t operate on you. You’re my son.” How is that possible?
Tuesday, Sam and Peter went to a restaurant to eat lunch. After eating lunch, they paid the bill. But Sam and Peter did not pay the bill, so who did?
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Hello! My name is Farrah Shanesz. I like to draw. I like to listen to music. And this is my very first blog. Click here to know more about me. Click here to see some art I made in MS Paint.
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