Today is Good Friday. Doing a simple doodle help me concentrate in the main reason for this day. It soothes my mind, and allows the events of this celebration to be fresh in my memory while I draw them.
There are a bunch of artists that I really enjoy watching draw. I learn from their skills and since “copying” is the highest way of flattery. In a way that is what artists have done for many centuries, learn from each other.
Another graphic artist from whom I love to learn is: Jo Ann Fink. I love to re create her tangled doodles. Check out her videos
(See this TED talk –if you can’t watch the whole 10 mins,then scroll to minute 7:14– to see the difference of liquid received to wash toxins out from the brain while sleeping–left red substance– Vs when we are awaken on the right green substance)
In a similar way, when we doodle we enter in a relaxed mood that allow our thoughts to unwind.
No matter if it is a a little doodle or an elaborate one. Draw every day.
It will get you into the routine to get in touch with your thoughts.
When we doodle or draw, we liberate our minds of whatever problems are stressing them.
So, why not take paper and pencil and try a simple doodle.
At doodletherapy.org you will find tips on coloring and digitizing doodles as well as working on them inside Photoshop Elements.