Shiva, and His Trishul, in Zentangle.

This time, for my weekly artwork, I decided to try a daring stunt – drawing Shiva, the destroyer of evil, and His weapon, the Trishul. All in Zentangle.  Believe me when I say this, I was just not sure I would be able to carry out the stunt. I did not want to go wrong – it was Shiva, after all, my Saviour. The One whose name I chant when faced with fearful, unsettling thoughts.

However, I knew somewhere deep down that I wouldn’t go wrong. It was Shiva! He would be by my side as I attempted to draw Him!

This time, I also decided to make a bigger sketch, as opposed to the  smaller ones that I usually make. So, Shiva, here, is  within a 12cm X 14cm frame, and the Trishul within a 16cm X 22 cm frame. My zentangle drawings are smaller in comparison, so it’s a big deal for me that these two drawings came out pretty well, according to me!

I did take the help of Pinterest for some patterns to be used within the drawings. Never having drawn anything like this before, I did need the assistance. But,  there are my own ideas in there, too!

Pinterest does have an amazing collection of every kind of art, so if you do think of trying your hand at Zentangle, do hop over to Pinterest  for some  inspiration. You will be left spellbound by all the art on display!

So, presenting the drawings from the rough pencil outlines to the finished ones.

I hope you like them!

My Shiva doesn’t appear like the Angry One that he is often described as. My Shiva is calm and restrained!  The way I would like myself to be, in every situation I face in Life. Just observing everything that’s happening around and accepting it all, as it is. Accepting and forgiving.


Trishul, in Zentangle.

That’s all from me today, at the Art Nook.

Hope to see you all next Sunday. Same place, same time!




Published by shilpagupte

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34 thoughts on “Shiva, and His Trishul, in Zentangle.

    1. Awww! That’s so sweet of him, Balaka! I am truly honoured!
      Do give a message to him from me: I learnt Zentangle (am still learning) by looking at various designs and then trying to add some of my own ideas. Keep working. Make a design every day and by the end of a month, he will be an expert!

      God bless the budding artist!

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  1. Pinterest is GOLD for so many reasons 😀 And I so thrilled to see you dive so deep into Art and bring out such exquisite creations too.

    Your Shiva is like my Shiva AKA my husband 😉 calm and collected. Well, he IS Vishwanath, you see 😉

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    1. Yes, Shy. Pinterest is truly GOLD, as you said. Be it for art, or literature or anything under the sun!

      I can imagine how calm and collected your Shiva must be! Mine (Ashutosh) can be calm as well as the Tandav dancer! 😛

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  2. Woman your creativity is just amazing; the Trishul is spectacular – loving the way feel you have managed to impart to the cloth tied around the damroo!!
    Shiva is damn calm and collected though the snake is giving me the creeps – I dread them a lot.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shalz!

      Actually, I realised it later that my Shiva needs a lot of work. The Trishul thankfully came out well! 🙂

      And, woman, your comment made my day! 😛


    1. Sanch, I think Shiva can be the destroyer of evil, as well as an epitome of calm, serenity – or so I would like to believe. No God would have only anger on His mind! If that happens, who would take care of us all? 🙂


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