Developing a Way of Seeing and Drawing

Among the many pleasures of drawing is a somewhat altered state of consciousness that is familiar to artists, writers, and musicians—or anyone deeply immersed in a compelling project. In this altered state, time just seems to fly by, hours can disappear, and you feel happy and relaxed, though very concentrated on what you are doing. Some report that this state feels rather like floating, or an "out-of-body" experience, while others call it being "involved in the moment" or "the now."

No matter what you choose to call it, certain activities have been found to make it easier to achieve this state. Music, meditation, walking, skiing, jogging, and driving are just some of the activities that can induce an altered state of consciousness.

Drawing not only puts you into this lovely place, it requires being there. When the right side of your brain does the processing, you can truly see, without the analytical side of your brain telling you what to think. Then, you can see what's really there: see to draw.

The rest is up to you!

Being in an altered state of consciousness helps you see and draw what's really there.

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