Its easy to find excuses to put off our artwork. But its important to set aside even five minutes in your day to create. Make a habit out of making some sort of art every dayeven if you only take a moment to rearrange the food on your plate.
Lets start by getting a feel for drawing. Two-handed drawing is a simple way to create a symmetrical design. Its also a good warm-up exercise to put you in an artistic frame of mind.
- Hold two different-colored pastels, one in each hand, as you draw on a piece of paper. Whenever one hand moves, so does the other in a corresponding manner. Start with a simple vase shape, then begin drawing the flower shapes. Keep the drawing as symmetrical as you can.
- Begin another drawing. Change the colors of the pastels as you draw the various flowers. Let your flower and leaf shapes swirl over the paper. Draw several sketches. Vary the subject. Anything thats suited to loose symmetry will work.
- Most importantly, dont erase, and always more both hands at the same time. Dont worry about your drawing abilities. Youll be drawing with both hands, so youll be twice as good! When youre done, spray fixative over the drawing to prevent smudging.
Now, try painting with two hands. Its difficult to be exact and careful, which makes this a great way to learn to paint.