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[Drawing] Doodles
March 21, 2010

Do you have trouble finding the motivation to pick up your pencil?

If you do, well, today is your lucky day.

I am sharing an exercise that I learned from Leah at (thanks Leah!) and it has served me well. I anticipate doing this exercise because I know I am going to be inspired once I finish it.

It involves music and mindless doodle drawings so I think you are going to enjoy it. It's a good project that doesn't require brain power, it's so nice to de-stress.

Have I piqued your interest? Alright, get ready to have some fun!

Click to read the simple directions on this terrific idea for unique doodle drawings.

If you have any revelations about yourself or the art you produced, I'd love to hear about it. Rather than send me an email, you can always send it in to take its place among your drawings. It'd make a great story and I'd love to see what you've created.

Tip of the Month

When you select a subject to draw, quickly make a tiny sketch of it in the margin of your paper before going ahead with the final drawing.

Just a few minutes will do for this marginal sketch, allow enough time to block in the larger proportions or the main lines of construction.

When making this tiny sketch, you observe and acquaint yourself with the subject.

It's like setting a goal, the end result that you have in mind will become clearer and the drawing will display that focus and clarity.

If you are teaching yourself to draw, there is a variety of digital books that might suit you. Check out this ready list of book reviews.

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, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this issue.

You are always welcome to reply to this email if you have anything you'd like to share with me.

Until next time,

Have a creative day!


"Don't get hung up on details right away. First bake your cake and then add the icing." - Tony van Hasselt

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