I really need to be sketching more – days go without me even putting pencil to paper. So I got out one of my many sketchbooks the other evening and started drawing my foot.
I used the contour drawing technique as described by the brilliant Betty Edwards in her book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Have you got it? I’d get it if I were you – especially if you are doing anything creative – it helps get your right brain activated which is more creative than your dominant left brain. Click on the image to go to a listing to buy this book – you won’t regret it.
I had lost my well-read copy and so bought a new one last week.
Anyway – back to the foot. It was so relaxing to just concentrate on that ONE thing – right there under my nose that I then moved on to a nearby Swiss Cheese Plant leaf and then my purse on the table beside me.
Doodling – putting your mental images onto paper – try it sometime:)