Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Video Series:
Freeform Drawing: doodling on a book page


"Matisse makes a drawing, then he makes a copy of it. He recopies it five times, ten times, always clarifying the line. He's convinced that the last, the most stripped down, is the best, the purest, the definitive one; and in fact, most of the time, it was the first. 
In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt. ~ Pablo Picasso

Draw spontaneously and intuitively.
Take ink to paper...be brave and fearless about the process and the result.
Time yourself....10- 15 minutes
Just draw something. draw anything

These exercises are meant to loosen you up creatively.
To strengthen your intuition about design.
To make the best out of mistakes....and you will make several.
Setting a time limit will force you to make it work the best way you know how.
With serious and committed practice, it will all feel less daunting. 
It will feel like meditation...without the 'Om'.
Supplies:
a page from a book
a permanent marker/ or a pen



2 comments:

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Thanks for the drawing exercise idea. Loved watching your examples.

Carmen said...

Really great idea, I will try it.