Saturday, October 4, 2014

Zentangle Art

This is my first attempt at Zentangle art! The term 'Zentangle' is derived from two words- 'Zen' and 'Tangle'. This is basically a form of art where repetitive patterns are made, usually on a 3.5" card with black ink. This follows no particular rules and the artist is free to draw as per his/her imagination. The preconceived ideas are not there and the lines and shapes are absolutely random. However, unlike doodles, it is made consciously and a bit seriously.
I really hope you like it! Suggestions and corrections are most welcome :) 

Medium- Sketch pen

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Shiva & Shakti

I am not into abstract art but today I felt like creating one. The above work is done in crayons and depicts the two energies that create, bind, rule and propagate the cosmos. These two energies are depicted as Shiva and his consort Shakti (both reside in Shiva). While Shakti, the destroyer is the furious form, depicted by fire, the Shiva is the calmer form and is depicted by water. The yellow whirl below indicates the cosmos that starts with their energy and culminates in form of the universe. 

Modern scientific research* also proves that matter is a highly condensed form of energy and everything in this world is a solidified form of energy only. Green indicates potency and fecundity and along with the yellow whirl, the lower part of this work also indicates the third eye of Shiva.

Suggestions and corrections are most welcome!

                 * The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra