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.
That’s all from me today, at the Art Nook.
Hope to see you all next Sunday. Same place, same time!