Post by iSiZ
This month I joined the Zen Drawing Challenge. The challenge is about spending 15 minutes drawing everyday for a month.
Michelle Dujardin explains on her blog all about zen drawing:
‘Zen drawing refers to realistic drawing as a meditation technique. You use your eyes to achieve a meditative state, just by changing the way you look. When you try to concentrate fully on seeing, you will notice that you become more silent. You start to see without any projections of the mind. It feels like you become one with the subject.’
This technique reminded me of a very beautiful animation I saw years ago of Linde Faas. One of the prices the animation won was in 2008 at the Holland Animation Film Festival, it became first in the student competition. Not only does the style of the animation ‘According to birds’ remind me of the zen drawing technique. It also shows the patients and the open view the animator must have had while observing these birds.