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A mindful drawing is a drawing that starts with a scribble shape and layers of shapes are added to it, until, you as the artist decide that the drawing is completed. Then you will take color pencils, pens or markers and color in the shapes as it pleases you. This is a drawing that has no right or wrong.
The purpose of mindful drawing:
keeps focus on present moment
helps to slow down
Steps to take before you start a mindful drawing
set an intention-is it to relax, want to decrease self-criticism, let go of judgment and resistance
listen to calming music to help relax
Follow your intuition
paper-I use paper from a 11″x14″ multi-media paper sketch book
markers-thin and thick
First I start with a black pen and start making marks on paper, circles, lines, different shapes.
Then I start coloring in the shapes. You can pre-determine the colors, or you can chose colors based on what you want at the moment.
Below is the completed drawing. I moved it around and like all sides.