Monday, February 6, 2012

Don't be a Stepford Wife to the World

Color Outside the Lines and Get Messy

The most important drawing tool you have is your mind. If you can't see it in your mind you can't draw it well. The first physical drawing tools you are likely to encounter are crayons, chalk, pencils and ball point pens. Your most likely initial drawing surfaces will be a wall, paper and the ground. 

I liked drawing with ball point pens when I was younger. I stopped when I let the world tell me "You can't draw with ball point pens." I was good at it and I wish I hadn't stopped. Here's some links to people who are good at drawing with ball point pens.

The world also tells us to "color inside the lines". Again I wish I hadn't listened and obeyed. It's made my art very tight and detailed. I have to force myself to let loose. Now I hate when I hear kids being told to color inside the lines. No! It's wrong. Let them express themselves.

Because your mind is the real drawing tool you can use any part of your body to draw, including your mouth and feet.

Because you mind is your real drawing tool you can use any object to express what you see - a twig, ball point pen, even ketchup (or catsup if you prefer, I'm not picky).

Now let's take a look at what some people do with their minds and no limitations from the outside world.

Ketchup and Fries


Sidewalk Chalk Art

Drawing with your mouth

Joni Eareckson Tada  - A great speaker and very inspirational. I listen to her on the radio.

I hope this rather long series of introductions has been inspiring to you and opened up your mind to many possibilities.

Next we get down to what you were really expecting to see here.

Keep reading. Share with your friends. Please comment. Just create!

copyright 2012 H. Simpson