Sketching as a stress relief

Posted on January 6, 2020 Categories: Sketching

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Have you ever tried sketching, just for fun?

It’s been proven that art is a great stress relief tool regardless of artistic experience or talent. It can be just doodles and scribbles, you don’t need to come up with a “professional” result. Just for your enjoyment. We all liked to draw as kids, but with time that gets lost somehow and it’s a great shame.

I take my sketchbook everywhere I go, that way I never get bored while I am waiting and improve my skills at the same time. Give it a go! All you need is a piece of paper and a pen. Doesn’t need to be anything fancy but a pen with a good flow is a lot more enjoyable to use than a difficult one that you need to press on a lot while you draw. If you feel a bit more adventurous you can add some colour too. You might just surprise yourself!

You might think a pencil is a more appropriate tool for drawing, but I find that pen gives me a lot more freedom of expression. I find it liberating and fun. You can’t erase it and correct it zillion times over so just play and let it be imperfect. And sketching is not really about doing a photorealistic drawing of something, it’s more about capturing the mood, energy and movement. It’s a lot more lively and doesn’t need to be accurate. Give it a go!

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