To get your creativity going we have put together a few improvising exercises. Discovering new techniques, tools and materials will lead to new ideas and creativity will occur when you go against your own expectations and out of your comfort zone.
If you prefer using a pencil and have a tendency to erase your lines until perfection, use a sharpie instead. If you get caught in details, use a timer. Try not to be precious about your work, instead go with the flow.
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The purpose of this exercise is to emphasise the mass and volume of the subject, rather than the detail.
Collect objects that you would like to sketch, for example plants, flowers or leaves that you can find in the surroundings. Make sure you have a strong light at hand (for example the sun), pieces of paper and a selection of pens, crayons, watercolour and other painting mediums.
This is a great exercise that relies more on the sensation of drawing than creating an accurate silhouette. It´s important that you are guided by instinct. This might be one of the first steps in creating a paniting, but on its own it can also be a an expressive art form.
The importance is the process, not the final product.
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See you out there!
//Stina – Craft Space