Tried my hand at some explorations with the Apple iPad pro and the apple pencil. Had some fun with color and textures. Still not got my hand at it fully. Here are the results.
Once in a while, I let the monk get away from his solitude and mediate with others. The energy of connected silence i find visually and emotionally uplifting.
In life too, we come across people who suddenly cross our paths, where you can immediately sense their aura, their positive energy and shared intent. Suddenly, there’s a connection like you knew them from a lifetime ago. People always carry their energy around them and this speaks way before they even utter a word.
An illustration I made over coffee yesterday where I attempted to depict what meditation is for me.
Meditation is to spend time in quiet thought where the mind is an empty vessel. The mind learns to form a ring that keeps external chatter completely away and slowly submerge into a space of complete inner silence.
This is the space where we uncover the purest form of who we really are.
My sketchbook is filled with monks now. It is fast evolving into my own meditation space. I blank my mind completely and let the pen do its work letting things evolve on their own. Finding kanji for values which resonate with me is exciting. The pictures tend to depict these values and then I seek the kanji.
I am loving the meditative process of drawing meditating monks in front of mountains. 🙂