9 reasons why you should try #scribbleart

A few days ago, I accidentally discovered scribble art. I didn't feel much like drawing for my #365daysofdrawing project, so I just scribbled an outline and coloured in some of the spaces. To my surprise, I ended up liking the final product more than expected. To my even bigger surprise #scribbleart is kind of a thing. My version is quite simplified compared to what others are doing, and I have discovered many benefits in doing scribble art.

1) First and foremost, it's fun! Not only do you get to scribble freely, you also get to play with colour.

2) It's also easy, I believe anyone can do it and that's a big pro as far as I'm concerned.

3) You'll surprise yourself with what you are capable of, it's a quick way to bring out that creative spark

4) You get to use up stagnant materials you have laying around your home. Remember that art project you bought all those supplies for and only ended up using once? Pull them out and see what you can use to scribble with.

5) Mistakes are easy to cover up, I've made at least one each time. It is scribbling after all...

6) Your work is unique, and no two pieces are alike. My lines tend to be a bit more jagged, where other people will have more circular or linear lines. Combine that with the fact that it is all freehand and there is overlapping of the lines and voila! 

7) It's therapeutic. As with any type of art, it comes with the benefit of calming the mind, thus creating balance. We are also required to tap into resources we don't always get to use, which reminds us of ways to be more resourceful in our day to day.

8) It's rewarding to see your finished piece. Just try it and you will see for yourself.

9) You'll surprise yourself! It's kind of like receiving a compliment.

If you haven't yet, I encourage you to give it a try. You can do a quick google search to get some ideas, or simply Follow my quick and simple step by step below. 

1) Pick an object to draw (ex: cat) and collect your materials (paper, various writing utensils)

2) Scribble the shape of your chosen object in black (or your darkest colour). Remember to cross over your lines creating shapes in between your scribbles. Do this part quickly and without too much thought.

3) Colour in the shapes between your scribbles, just make sure you are using a lighter colour than your outline. You can fill in as many or as little shapes as you want, and you can use one colour or many throughout. 

I hope you have fun experimenting with your very own #scribbleart. I'd love for you to share your creation in the comments below. 

Andrea CameronComment