viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2012

LA CHINA BAILANDO ZAMBA/THE CHINA DANCING ZAMBA

En mi país, los antiguos gauchos (los hombres que vivían y trabajaban en el campo) comunmente se referían a su mujer, como "La China",  no despectivamente.  Ellos la  llamaban  así, tal vez, por sus ojos rasgados provenientes de una mezcla étnica, entre españoles y nativos.
Bien, aquí les muestro a mi China, bailando Zamba bajo la Cruz del sur, mientras la luna, celosa observa escondida tras las totoras de la laguna.
Obviamente, las "Chinas" no tenían sus pechos descubiertos, pero permitanmé  esta licencia poética, a mí me gusta dibujar a mis "Chinas" con los pechos desnudos.

In my country, the former gauchos (the men who lived and worked at the countryside) commonly, referred to his wife as "China", not disparagingly (China, means Chinese woman) They called her so, maybe, for her slanted eyes, from an ethnic mix between Spanish and Natives.  
Well, here I show my China, dancing Zamba under the Southern Cross, while the moon, jealous,  is looking,   hidden behind the reeds of the lagoon.
Obviously,  the "Chinas" did not have their bare breasts, but allow me this poetic license, I like to draw my "Chinas" bare-breasted



Y como a Stefanie, y a Nancy, le agrada ver mis bocetos, aquí muestro este, así empecé a dibujar a mi China.
And as Stefanie, and Nancy  loves to see my sketches, here I show this, so I started drawing my China.

21 comentarios:

Ted Blackman dijo...

She's cuteiful.

sofam dijo...

Yo he conocido esta tierra
en que el paisano vivía
y su ranchito tenía
y sus hijos y mujer...
era una delicia el ver
cómo pasaba sus días.

Entonces... cuando el lucero
brillaba en el cielo santo,
y los gallos con su canto
nos decían que el día llegaba,
a la cocina runbiaba
el gaucho... que era un encanto.

Y sentao junto al jogón
a esperar que venga el día,
al cimarrón se prendía
hasta ponerse rechoncho,
mientras su CHINA dormía
tapadita con su poncho.

Stefanie Seltner dijo...

Hey, thank you :)

This drawing reminds me of Asterix and Obelix, the women there, you know?

Oh, I love her skirt!
Beautiful work, by the way I love the header, too.

x Stefanie

celine schroeder dijo...

haha, I agree with Stefanie, that's true about those women! But they didn't show their breast;-))) I love the drawing, indeed very poetic!
ooohh: I just noticed that fish!!!! maybe he has a nice view;-))) sorry for that one...

goodmoments dijo...

Beautiful drawing!

k.h.whitaker dijo...

It's wonderful Roberto! So many great details too. I love the moon and the pattern on her dress. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. You make me smile. :D

Wanda Torres dijo...

Aaaah, Roberto, me encanta tu "china" pero no puedo dejar de mirar tu luna! Delicadisimo trabajo!
Un abrazo,
Wanda

Anne Manda dijo...

Lovely image, beautifully done! <3

Claire Wildish dijo...

Oh I LOVE your China dancing!! She has such movement and sensual grace. I can see why the moon is jealous!!

Claire Wildish dijo...

Hope you have recovered from the big storm and your unlucky day!!

Rod MacGregor dijo...

Te permito dibujar Chinas desnudas!!!! Como siempre...un post muy divertido!!!!

Marcela Calderón dijo...

¡Cómo me gusta esta etapa tuya de poner detallecitos en las ilustraciones! ;)
El encabezado MENCANTÓ...¿es grabado?

(no es nada grave, me refiero al post para mi hermana.. es la vida que nos alcanza, a veces, y nos deja sin energías, o con pocas... y entonces, nos apuntalamos una a la otra. Yo, desde mi espacio tan querido y que ella disfruta... Gracias)

hedwig dijo...

Beuatiful china, Roberto! Very subtle, her feet on the smooth water and the dreamy, transparent fish underneath. All this watery colors and then the very black braid swirling and giving the picture a sense of movement. An mysterious and wild detail in this soft illustration.

Sasa Saastamoinen dijo...

What an interesting piece of history! So great to see that you have stayed productive while I have not :-( Have missed seeing your work, going to spend next 1/2 hours to see all your creations! :-)))

renilde dijo...

beautiful, elegant China, dancing on water, the red ribbon is great,so is the moon, x

Nancy dijo...

oh how beautifully she dances on the water! (poetic license is good, just like your bare chested ladies!) Love the shapes of the composition - and the fish is beyond gorgeous! And thanks for including the sketch - I absolutely LOVE sketches :) ... that new header, is it your home? It looks like a marvelous place for contemplation - I can imagine it a great place for a little song while working (or for your models to dance for you?)

pauline dijo...

oh Roberto, your drawing of "China" is as beautiful as the painting... so elegant and graceful. i love that you claimed your own poetic license to show her bare breasted. ;-) I always love coming here to your blog. You have a wonderful outlook on art and life. xox

Cindy D. dijo...

Beautiful! Just amazing how you add little patterns so cleanly and delicately. Love seeing the sketch too!

Joyeeta Neogi dijo...

Graceful and beautiful! Lovely patterns! I love this illustrations of yours!

highjumper dijo...

Beautifully done as always - but why no bare-chested gauchos??

urmila dijo...

So beautiful!
I love the detail in her skirt and your writing. It adds more beauty to image i think.