This is my first post on my blog and its about my artwork called Sahasra Padmam. ‘Sahasra’ means thousand and ‘Padmam’ means lotus in Telugu, my mother tongue. Telugu is the official language of the state Andhra Pradesh, India.
There is a unique specialty for lotus with 1000 petals, which inspired me to draw the 1000 petal lotus flower on an antique paper texture in Photoshop and Illustrator. The antique paper texture with couple of filters applied on it in Photoshop made the artwork look like a faded artwork on an old paper.
Click the picture thumbnail to view the full picture of my artwork-
According to yoga principles, any person who attains ‘Nirvana’ is said to have experienced the feeling of having a 1000 petal golden lotus blossom on their brahma randram.
Each petal of that lotus symbolizes a unique experience that the person has had in his life. Some of the great people we know who attained ‘Nirvana’ and are guiding people in their path are Baba Ramdev, Brahmasri Patriji, founder of the Pyramid Spiritual Societies Movement in India, Sri Kalki Bhagavan and many more.
Also in Hindu culture, Goddess Lakshmi is said to sit on a Lotus Flower with 1000 petals. She is the goddess of Money, Knowledge and Wisdom. To symbolize Knowledge also called ‘Nirvana’, she sits on a 1000 petal lotus and now you can see that in my artwork.
For this image, I started with a grunge texture. Click here to download the texture: http://cssah.blogspot.com