By now, Abdullahji and his helpers Sahanwaaj and Suhail has gotten used to us coming and invading their space. They no longer greet us like we are some crusaders from outer space. In fact, they even offered me food and made the wooden prototypes just like the way they were told. They made several versions of prototypes of the form we had finally decided on…trying out different size and proportion. This time, we went for a couple of magnet sourcing trips…to the local markets…and fetched quite a few varieties of magnet….ranging from strong to weak and large to small…and got them fixed onto the wooden prototypes. Similarly we got them to make us several copies of final prototypes for us to paint on.
Now that the characters and the form of the toys are more or less defined we started moving forward to the next step……i.e. choosing the perfect colour ways of each character and painting them on the blank turned wood prototypes. We have used acrylic paints as a medium and round brushes as tools to get them painted. We started with Garuda and eventually got done with the Jatayu and the Vasuki. With this, we are ready to leave for Banaras.