A powerful spiritual symbol in Buddhism. A flower having its roots in mud, but growing to be the most beautiful flower despite its origins. It symbolizes how we too can overcome obstacles on our journey towards enlightenment.
I was inspired to draw this flower while taking an online Buddhism course during the lockdown.
This drawing was my experiment working with airbrushes. The process was confusing, frustrating. But it was the moment when an experiment led to a pleasant result.
This series of floral drawings and gifs I created on Procreate during the lockdown and was actively posting them on my Instagram account. It was my meditation and my exploration. It was something that really helped me to stay calm, productive and positive during these difficult times. I was surprised to receive a lot of positive feedback from people that follow me. And some where saying that it was a daily reminder for them to be present and calm. My work also inspired some people to create as well, which made me feel very fulfilled and motivated to keep creating.
More of the drawings and the process work could be found on my Instagram page @nastya_trkh