Art Effects

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
― Thomas MertonNo Man Is an Island

Yesterday, I told you that recently, I’ve been expressing my thoughts through sketching and doodling. I’ve been flipping through how-to books and watching YouTube tutorials on drawing cartoon figures and the very act of drawing is a stress release but it also inspires me to be more creative in other aspects of my life. I draw a character and then I start to think about her life and before you know it, I have a story to write.

I sketched this little doll while watching a tutorial yesterday and while I brushed over some watercolor, it made me think about how we can hide our identity behind costumes. Today, I am writing that story.

What about you? How does art affect you? 

 
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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Like a true artist, I’m extremely self-critical of my own artistic abilities.
    Unlike a true artist, no one will like my stick-figure drawings…lol

    On a serious note, I always hated drawing because I felt like I was never good enough. Then when I was a freshman in college I took a drafting class and the instructor used “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” as a tool to teach drawing. I was amazed at a few of the techniques I learned while in that class. I began to finally just draw out of appreciation of simply doing it. Granted, it has been a long time since I doodled anything, but after reading your post I think I might take that up, again. 🙂

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    1. Run Wright says:

      You definitely should continue with your doodles. No one could be worse at drawing than me but I decided to silence the self criticism and just draw for the benefit it gives me. I highly recommend a book I linked in yesterday’s post: Draw To Win. If you need a reason to draw, check out that book.
      Thanks for the comment!

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      1. I think time is my biggest challenge…lol
        But I’ll take a look at the book, for sure.
        Thank you. 🙂
        (By the way, I’m Tarnished Soul…I deleted my previous blog)

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      2. Run Wright says:

        YEAHHH! Welcome back. I MUCH prefer this blog name – nothing tarnished about you 🙂 I was thinking about you yesterday and planned to email you so thanks for reaching out.
        I sketch while I am doing something else (like talking on the phone or watching something on TV) so it doesn’t require too much extra time.

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      3. My email has changed, as well…lol
        I’m now at: acquiescentsoul@gmail.com

        And thank you, so much, for your kind words. 🙂

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      4. Run Wright says:

        cool. I’ll update my contacts

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      5. Thank you for being my friend. 🙂

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      6. Run Wright says:

        And thanks for being mine 🙂 Like you said in another post, we all need connection

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  2. Kay says:

    This is so cute. I wish I was this type of artistic. Im just not lols

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Haha. Neither am I, hun. I still don’t know how this turned out so good 🙂

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  3. Drangonfly says:

    Arts affects me immensely, since I was little! I was a dancer and played the piano and now my kids do as well. I tried to surround myself with art as much as possibly, My daughter and I do art very often. We are into BuJoing now with has tons of watercoloring and doodling! I suspect you’d love BuJoing! BTW.. I love your watercolor girl! so ephemeral!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Oh thank you so much for the comment. I have always liked journaling and love that there are so many resources to get inspiration.

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  4. Dani Chapman says:

    I love the little girl you doodled and painted. I am glad you are taking the time to express yourself with this kind of art. I think it is an important outlet and one that I am trying to use more.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks so much, Dani. I have noticed doodling has an effect on other aspects of my creativity so it’s something I am trying to do more.

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