Opposite drawing is a great way to exercise the artist mind. Recording the highlights on a dark surface, instead of looking for the shadows and putting them down on white paper.
Last Sunday with the kids, we produced pictures of Jesus laughing.
I got to keep those gears in the mind well-greased to have creativity remain alive and drawing skills improving. Changing what I am looking at, to see the shapes of, and put down, really does a “switch-a-roo” on the mind! It makes the journey through the mind go on nerves not used very often which builds new bridges for my brain to walk on. Synapses!
I will work with kids in art at our church every 2nd or 3rd Sunday through the summer… Check us out at svmchurch.org