Foiled by Theresa Edwards

Scribble, dribble and scrawl your way around the page!

Try something different – make a whole drawing without lifting your pencil from the paper. Draw with your ‘other’ hand. Draw with your eyes closed.

Before you know it, you’ll be staring at something you never thought your hand could make.

That’s what I did with the piece above, I just let go and allowed it to happen. In this case, with very drippy paint.

And I’m so glad I did (super-happy with the results). The style is still my own, but I let the paint guide me, rather than me guiding the paint.

What a fun process – I highly recommend it!

A great way to get started, is to sit down with a drawing tool and some paper and begin moving your tool around on the surface. Keep going and fill the whole page.

Try a pencil, charcoal, pastel, or multiple pencils in your hand at once. You can go as fast or as slow as you like, but keeping up the pace, prevents your mind from taking over.

Then fill another page. When you’re completely loosened up, move to the medium of your choice (paint, etc) and let your creative juices guide the way.

As artists, some of our greatest pieces emerge from tiredness, ‘just playing around’, or full-on MISTAKES… and nobody needs to know!

Lucky for us, the world of creativity doesn’t believe in mistakes, just creative happenings.



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