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Saturday, March 07, 2009
Secret #9 of 12: Transcending Rejection and Roadblocks
Its week 9 of the 12 Secrets book.
I thought that as an antidote to rejection slips I'd make suggestion cards.
Because I'm currently focusing on art most of these are simple art suggestions... but not all of them... sometimes what's needed is a change of focus. None of them require me to feel that I'm "good at drawing" or any of those things which can get in the way of actually making something.
If you would like to print these out for yourself here are the images I printed:
These four are uploaded to blogger - if you click on them you'll get a large version of the image.
I printed them out on white card and then sliced them up.
If by any chance you do want to use them you may wonder what some of the terms mean.
blind contour drawing - there are several ways you might choose to do this:
* look at an object, let a pen or pencil draw on a sheet of paper as your eyes trace around the contours of the object
* close your eyes - imagine a drawing and let your hands simply draw
* look at an object - attempt to draw it without looking at your drawing but occasionally allow yourself sneak peaks!
Another term you may not know is what I call doing a "feelie". Put a pen or pencil in your drawing hand and let it draw whilst with the other hand you trace the outline of the image of which you are doing a feelie. You might like to also try this with the pen or pencil in your non-dominant hand.
You can also do a feelie of a 3 dimensional object though that isn't on these cards... it can help with something tactile to put it out of sight whilst you feel it so that you aren't tempted to draw what you see, just what you feel.
Jim has been feeling creative too - go to his blog to hear his song - Dog Park.