Emotions through art.

Expressing emotions through art has proven to be helpful to mankind. Be it through words, poetry, dance or a song…giving voice to the emotions we keep hidden from the world helps release the tension we carry around all our lives.

Be they moments of immense stress, ย loneliness, or a heartbreak, loss of a loved one or even our displeasure at the way the world functions – every emotion that can throw us in a state of disarray. ย A situation we need to come out of for the sake of ourselves, in a bid to save ourselves from trauma.

I discovered how my art could help me overcome loneliness, stress and ennui, too. It is thanks to my art that I could stay afloat…stay sane.

Earlier, it was just random sketches using crayons. Later, it was pencil sketches, working on which helped me become oblivious to the world around. Lately, it’s Zentangle that I found could transport me to a world far away from the chaos around. A chaos that often threatens to rob me of my peace!

Often my work is an inspiration of what I come across on the Net. However, there are times when my emotions help me come up with drawings that may not necessarily be ‘autobiographical’ in nature, but just a manifestation of my fears, my anxieties, my heartache.

I came up with this drawing today…actually, I could say, the drawing came to me, as I sat contemplating about Life!

No, no…I am not suffering from heartbreak..it’s just something that released some tension that often builds up within this sentimental artist!

Also sharing, this drawing I made last October during Inktober 2017. This picture could very well belong to a series I am thinking of working on. I am aware it isn’t cheerful in any way, but then happiness isn’t the only emotion we experience, isn’t it?

As well as this…from 2016.


I need to come up with a name for the series…and some more ideas, too! Will

work on it and keep you posted.

That’s all for this week at The Art Nook. See you all soon..






Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

32 thoughts on “Emotions through art.

  1. I agree to expressing emotions with art, I generally just draw a few things I can!
    My friend is a great artist and Iโ€™m sure you both would connect well!
    Btw all zentangles are great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  2. I agree, Shilpa, expressing through art helps the heart. ๐Ÿ˜€ At the beginning of this year I made a lot of art works and I was happier in January. Last couple of weeks I havenโ€™t touched my art book and Iโ€™m not in a good place either. Only after reading your post I realized that.
    I loved your art series, Shilpa. So much expressed through these works, and inspiring too. โค๏ธ

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  3. You are so talented and so good at this, Shilpa. I love your zentangles. And you are right, they are a perfect vent for your emotions. I liked all your drawings but why so sad? I want you to draw a laughing or smiling lady next. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I totally agree… Even I have felt that art lets you express your emotions. I used to do that a lot during my early twenties, when I was going through a phase. Now, it’s mostly to relax.
    You should definitely name your series. The one from 2016 is so brilliantly done. You depict sadness really well.

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  5. I have realised that art is the only way to escape from reality! For that matter any art form.I am glad we are from a generation that took up atleast one art form as a hobby unlike today’s who have playing video-games as one.
    You are so awesome at your work that I could feel that the ‘Navrasas’ (series ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) are coming alive through your sketches!

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  6. The thing I love about Art, all Art, is its ability to let us express our creativity. Without it, we are bereft. We need the Sciences for the logic in our lives but we need the Art for the emotion. Your Art speaks volumes, even without a caption, Shilpa.

    If you must title it, wait for the title to come to you. Sit, listen, quietly and it will manifest. It’s what happens when I think of my stories and how to title them.

    Love every one of your pieces. So much depth in them.

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    1. That’s just what I plan on doing Shy. Just wait for the title to come to me.. As well as the ideas for other sketches.

      You’re so right about art.. Aren’t we lucky we can enjoy it?

      Thank you so much, my dear! โค


    1. Yes, Anamika. I know these sad faces can make one feel low..but sometimes that’s the only thing that comes to mind! I really need to work on some happy faces, too, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, you gave me a very good idea, A! MAybe, after I finish working on the sad series, I will do a happy series! What say?
      Waiting for the name to come to me!

      Thank you so much, dear! โค


  7. Beautiful sketches. The teardrop seems to be the recurrent theme. I am very poor in art, a lousy painter and always used to get scolded by my drawing teacher in school. However, I strongly feel the urge to learn zentangle. Maybe, you can help me. what say??

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  8. Last year while doing A to Z challenge, MocktailMommy Vidhi had introduced the topic of art as a means of reducing stress, in one of her posts. And I had practiced it too. Found out that it really helps. IT keeps the boredom away and drains the mind of all the stress that might be clinging into far off corners.
    And here, you have introduced Zeetangle as the new means of getting over the tide of emotions. Thanks for that. Will give it a try.

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    1. Oh yes, Anagha! Art helps…I have experienced it during some of the most stressful moments in the past few years. And, that’s the reason I encourage everyone to take up art, in any form, really. Be it drawing, painting, zentangle, singing, dancing or playing an instrument. It simply transports you to another world!


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