An ongoing art collection of swan drawings by visual artist Kenal Louis.
The following are some of the most beautiful swan art series created as part of a sub-series of illustrations in line art. On this page you will find a series of swan illustrations in a distinctive style done with ink pen on paper.
The Artist: Kenal Louis
Art Subject: The Swan
Medium: Ink Pen on Paper
Paper: Bristol Board 9x12 in Vellum
Art Genre: Line Art
My name is kenal Louis and I am a traditional visual artist and digital illustrator. My art style varies in medium. And the traditional art sphere I enjoyed creating a lot of drawings and ink pen on paper.
Other than creating ink drawings I enjoyed creating abstract expressionist acrylic paintings. I’ve been drawing since I was about four years old and I have a never stopped. I cannot recall ever going one year without ever picking up a pencil or pen to draw something.
Some people grow up and give up on their dreams and visions of being an artist or becoming a artist.
This is been my goal since I was a child and as an adult although I have to labor to pay my bills so sometimes I get distracted. Nevertheless, I have never lost sight of who I am and who I wanted to be.
Swan of My Dreams
Like many of the creatures that I’ve selected to research and create artwork of, the swan is one of the more mystical birds I developed a fascination for. The swan is widely talked about in Britain and has a niche specific amount of people who adore the bird.
I had a dream of a swan a few years back and I never looked into the meaning of the Swan in dreams. Spirit Animal Totem created this thoughtful post about what it means if a swan comes into your dream.
At the time I had no idea the significance in the meaning of the swan in my dream. I didn’t realize the symbolic representation of the bird in my life at the time.
Me Drawing When I Was 4
My Passion is Art and My Purpose Is To Create Art
In fact it wasn’t until I started doing research about the swan for this page that I realize the significance of the artwork in relation to my life. At the time of the dream I was on a search spiritually and working on my strengthening my own spirit.
As an artist I am always pushing myself to create something different and new. This is quite a difficult task because of the millions of artist they are in the world who expressed himself visually to the aircraft. However, I believe that we all have a different vision and I learned from a photographer that people are drawn to us because of our point of view. Our point of view is all unique.
The First Pair of Swan Drawings
The First Swan Drawing
The Second Swan Artwork
This style of art that I create on paper I don’t necessarily have defined. All of my artworks and drawings are initially inspired by my infatuation with lines. I believe subconsciously when I am drawing that I allow the lines to have their own way and to move in the way that they want. My hands are purely flowing in sync of the natural flow of lines.
In the composition I also use a lot of space element like stars and small galaxies to give the artwork Celestial feel.
A Creative Multi
I have been lost for a short period of time. I thought I wanted to record music and another period of time I thought I wanted to be a fashion photographer. All of these things are still a part of who I am, but they are not what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I know, this is a little bit confusing but if you practice multiple mediums and I know you will understand and most likely relate to what I just said. I learned from a man that this trait is called being a multi. When you as an individual practice many different forms of genres to express your creativity, you are a creative multi.
My Creative Workspace
In the early stages of my life I often would come across people who would call me a jack of all trades. I think in some remark they thought they were complementing me, but I often found it a bit insulting because I never necessarily wanted to be a jack of all trade.
I simply believe that we are unlimited beings and we are capable of doing many things and we can do them well. However there is this negative connotation that being a jack of all trades mean that you are a master of none. This was what I did not like about that particular phrase or statement people would make to me.
Other Meanings of The Swan
Here is a list of meanings in symbolism associated with the swan.
Source: Avia, "Swan Meaning and Symbolism" www.whats-your-sign.com
Symbolism of The Swan
Swans represent grace as well as beauty. The creature is often referred to in many various forms of art and literature like poetry. In the Romans mythology the swan was a bird that the goddess Venus cherished. In the Greeks mythology as well as their culture it is often illustrated singing along with a lyre.
Swans in Shamanism:
In shamanism the swan is a bird that represent love, intuition, self transformation and have to ability to visit other worlds. In other words this is one mystical bird. It is also described as an emotional representation which can allow one to develop their intuition and except their transformation.
Bird of The Air, Earth and Water:
Some other symbolic meanings for the swan include fluidity, creativity and dreaming. There is a balance that this one brings between earth, the air, and water.
The Swan In Different Cultures
Japanese and Chinese culture in relation to the swan:
In the mythology of China and Japan the swan is often seen as a bird of the sun, a celebrity. In certain folktales in Japan they are referred to as angelic birds which reside in heaven.
The swan in Hinduism
The goddess Saraswati in Hindu culture rides a swan. The bird in their culture also symbolize self realization and knowledge.
The Second Pair of Swan Drawings
There are a few month gaps between the creation of the first two swan drawings in this series and the recent two created. I had no intention of making this a series, but it developed on its own to be a small body of work. I really like the composition in each one of them and think I will make this an on-going art series like my African mask drawings.
The Third Swan Illustration
The Final Swan Art Piece
Swan Time Lapse - Speed Drawing of Swan
The following time-lapse is of the swan drawing from the series. I made a decision to create a lot more speed drawings of my work to show the process of the creation. For me it can take 4 to 10 hours drawing on a piece of paper, but even when I am watching the videos myself it’s a bit unreal to think that the process can be sped up for anyone to see entire creative creation.
Did You Know This About The Black and White Swan?
Black swans represent power of romance and equality while the white swan symbolizes purity in regards to their colors. I have yet to create a drawing of a black swan, but I have plenty of creative ideas running through my head right now.
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Lastly, A Free Swan Wallpaper
If you actually made it through reading this entire page, here is a free swan wallpaper with some positive affirmation for yourself. You have all of these regardless what adversary you face today or tomorrow.
It doesn't matter what come your way I believe you can overcome the challenge. Feel free to save this background for your tablet, laptop or desktop.
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