I’m in the process of publishing my first book, “60 Ways to Boost Your Creativity”, and I decided to demonstrate some of my prompts for getting into that creative groove. Today’s post is all about Drawing Prompt 1.
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The first prompt in the drawing section of my book is this:
“Draw a circle. Divide the circle into 4 parts (no, they don’t have to be equal). Draw a different pattern in each part. Fill the circle with these patterns.”
Here’s what that might look like:
Here are some additional samples to show how simple or complex you might make your drawing:
Notice that my circles are not perfect, my lines are not straight and the filled areas are not always completely black. That’s ok.
If you use a fine-line marker, you will be forced to simply “go with the flow”, rather than constantly correcting your work. This is meant to be fun, so go have a play with it! You don’t have to show it to anyone if you don’t want to. Use some colors other than black, if you like. Add shading witha pencil, if you want to. This technique is very loosely based on the “Zentangle” technique. I am not affiliated with them in any way, I simply enjoy the technique. I have a small journal with dozens of this type of image, except they don’t start with a circle.
Well, that’s about it for tonight. If you give this prompt a try, I’d be interested in hearing from you. You can send me an email at Guide(AT)SerendipityMuse(DOT)com. Feel free to include your image, or a link to your image, if you like.