Drawing Ideas

How to keep Re-inventing your Creativity!

Every artist needs drawing ideas, something that will kick-start their enthusiasm and energy for creating exciting and interesting pictures. Drawing ideas can become difficult to generate if the artist becomes frustrated and stale in a similar vein to a writer experiencing the dreaded writers block. Drawing ideas can be sourced from a number of different locations and when inspiration starts, it can flow like a river providing an abundance of new creative opportunities. This of course is a perfect scenario for the artist whose creativity has died a death.

For many artists, getting out of the studio environment is the key element to removing the creative block. Inspiration is all around but the problem is that the mental block and frustration experienced by the artist can subdue the effect of the scenes around.? Generating some rapid drawing ideas may well be the answer and injecting some fun back into the creative process is sure to help.

Drawing ideas can be:

- Draw a leaf collage (this can be at any time of the year) arrange some carefully selected leaves with a variety of shapes, colours and sizes and arrange them accordingly. Practice recreating the leaves as a collage using pencil only.
- Sit in your local town centre or park and draw a statue in varying degrees of movement. For example stage 1 would be the statue as it is now, stage 2 would show a different position as it theoretically moved? and stage 3 as it left its stand. This requires imagination on your part but can be fun to do.
- Draw something completely different ? an insect, a flower, an old building. Anything that requires a different skill-set.
- Practice an abstract. Take a sample from nature and play with the concept.

Additional drawing ideas could be self portraits, fantasy pictures, wildlife, in fact anything that begins to stimulate that creative process. If you still feel creatively jaded, then the options are to just work through those feelings and pick up a pencil and draw. Once you have broken through the artistic block, drawing ideas will start to form once more.

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