Drawing is an activity that is possible for all people that can hold a marker. Kids as young as two or three are able to start using colors, and people can continue to draw until they can physically do it no longer. Now, drawing can be categorized in many different ways, it can be a little doodle, or a painting that stated off as an outline. Drawing is a broad term that is often individualized. As a kid, I drew in class and whenever I had free time, however never put much thought into it. While drawing is something that requires discipline, in order to complete a piece, it is an activity that can teach us more about ourselves and expand our horizons. Recently, I’ve taken up drawing for many different reasons, and here are a few:
- Relaxation – Drawing is a meditative activity. Once you begin to draw, whatever it is, can be a meditative and calming activity. Drawing patterns and design takes a good amount of attention, which often blocks other issues out. When someone is focused on doing one thing so much, other things that person was feeling or thinking get drowned out. This is one of the outcomes of drawing, especially through patterns and coloring.
- Creativity – When someone begins to draw or even takes out a colored pencil, their brain is working to think about what the next move may be. Drawing is a skill that requires thinking about colors and shapes that look good together, and making something creative and beautiful. Coloring a coloring book even requires creativity as well, with an even bigger focus on the colors that go together. Always working you brain while drawing, helps to make the art that much better.
- Making Art – While being relaxed and creative, by drawing or coloring, people are also getting a beautiful work of art to keep and hole on to. While people can hold onto their art, some people may also decide to give it away to someone, making another person happy, while they are as well.
The point I’m trying to make, is that drawing or coloring isn’t just good for one purpose, but awesome for many. I’ve found that drawing really makes me feel good, and others as well. If your looking for something chill and creative to partake in, try taking out some pens and pencils and draw what’s on your mind.