Writing Malayalam

Sketch in Malayalam exercise book.
I am trying to learn Malayalam, and right now my focus falls heavily on the alphabet. So many characters to learn! Then again, they are intricate and curly – like the motifs in my drawings, as several folks have pointed out. So it’s no surprise that I found myself playing around with the letterforms in a sketch one day. (It reads “Raya” across the top; some other letters are worked into the rest of it, but just as forms.)

This is part of my weekly Marginalia series, explained here.