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Drawing In The Dark

I know...the idea of drawing in the dark may seem silly, BUT it can be very liberating to not have any clue of what you are drawing or how it looks as you are creating it. Plus, the end result will either impress you or it will make you laugh! The steps on how to do this are very simple:

  1. Grab a sheet of paper and a pen, marker, or pencil of your choosing.

  2. Turn the lights off in the room you’re in, OR find a dark place where you cannot see. If you don’t have access to either of these options, close your eyes (no peeking though)

  3. Think of anything you want to draw. A self-portrait, an animal, a place, etc. Then, begin drawing!

  4. Once you know you are finished drawing, turn on the lights/open your eyes.

This exercise is a great one to do either by yourself or with friends and family. The idea of avoiding perfection as you are drawing is very therapeutic and, of course, entertaining when seeing the finished product. I decided to partake in this as well in the hopes of entertaining you all with my finished drawing. I’m from California so I decided to draw (or, attempt to draw) some palm trees and the outline of the state of California itself. This was what I ended up with:

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