标签: 绘画 放松 人生 | 发表时间:2011-08-18 10:35 | 作者:Andie 笑炊

来源Drawing: a Pause and an Everyday Art

"Me? Draw? No, not really. I have no talent!” You can hear this phrase so often from people. Yet it’s not true. Everyone can learn to draw. You only need to look at the popularity of art classes in recreation centers to confirm this.


When people pshaw and say they’re unable to draw, ask them simply whether they can thread a needle, or ride a bicycle. Everything can be learned. Drawing can too.


As a child, no one has really learned how to draw. Children do not stop and make poses naturally. There are a lot of very naturally-talented people, true but we must break the myth. One does not need exceptional talent to draw. You don’t learn how to write just to become a famous and celebrated. Drawing opens a door to our creativity. We are given the chance to explore a new path.



Draw to Express Yourself, to Discover Yourself and to Relax


Drawing is a healthy way to escape from everyday life. Like all other art forms, it deeply nourishes its followers by allowing them to forget the passing of time.


Drawing can be very energizing. Often, people start off drawing tired, but they always come out full of energy. What happens is that initial, only the left brain is exhausted. So we need to turn our right hemisphere to allow time for the other to take a break and recoup.


Drawing requires a downtime. It is close to contemplation and even active meditation. It is an act of interiority and also a tool that allows us to speak. It is quite valuable for our emotional and mental health.


Art can give tangible form to our emotions and our visions, our moods and feelings. When what was invisible becomes visible, we are less overwhelmed with the sentiment that filled us, and thus we have more time to observe and learn new information. This process is transformative, because the distance reduced between us and our inner world enables new insights. Create, draw, and paint: it gives substance to our moods and can then help us better see and understand them.


In drawing, one can reveal oneself to the one’s own self. It is a path that takes us back into ourselves. Before you start drawing, you don’t know your style. Make broad strokes or small ones? Everyone draws in their own way, but when in contact with others, in a course for example, we share our visions. Even if everyone draws the same thing, each will have a very different perception of it.


Through drawing, we discover who we are. It is often a very emotional meeting. One can also discover others in drawing. What one feels about other people can come out vividly. In fact, drawing also allows us to better accept our differences, and those of others too.



Drawing is Learning to Look


When we draw, we first take time to look about us. Even before a still life, like an apple or a bottle, it is surprising to suddenly discover a shape, a profile, or a color. No doubt one has already seen a bottle in one’s life before, but this time, one rediscovers it from a new perspective. Drawing expands our vision. The right hemisphere of our brain is the one that feels, perceives, tastes, and so forth. This part of our brain does not care if an object is a bottle or an apple, for it is the form that matters to it.


Indeed, once we’ve finished drawing, we don’t look at things around us in the same way anymore. We see and observe more. We notice the same overall refinement in everything that affects our visual perception. We discover more details. Where previously you could see a painting of just two people under a tree, now you can see the thickness of the skin, intense shadows, the wind in the leaves, the shape of the people’s eyes, and so on.



Good Ideas!


To help better educate our vision and visual acuity, carry a sketch pad with you always and take time to stop and draw.


You can also create a visual space for yourself in which you can paste photos, pictures, notes on visits, drawings, etc.



A Mandala?


Stemming from Eastern traditions, and from the ancient Sanskrit, meaning "sacred circle" are mandalas. These are circular designs with repeating shapes and details that, when drawn, reveals clues about ourselves. What color did you decide in painting the edges of the mandala, representing the universe around us (or the center)? It has meaning.


Mandalas accompany the return to the Self and in being so creative, and intuitive, determine the balance between our Self and the universe, seeking the unity in all, as everything in being of one Unit. The focus of the mandala symbolizes the center of energy. Take the time to color or even draw a mandala; it is in the taking out time for yourself that helps to relax.





"I have been drawing for five years now. As a child I loved to draw. But because of my job, I put aside drawing. Then, one day, I had the urge to draw landscapes of art. I wanted to capture textures and contrasts. I also began to draw bodies. Then, little by little, I returned to drawing in my work. As I am a creative director, I had the opportunity to do so. I must say that now, I draw more and more. In addition, I have begun a series on couples in ink. When I draw, I take off. I put music on. I use a glass of wine and I fly. Drawing allows me to be empty and full at the same time. I find that I am resourceful. For me, drawing is a form of therapy, but also, quietly, it has become a passion.” - Dana

“到现在为止我的画龄已经有5年了。从小时候起我就酷爱画画,但由于工作原因,我将画画弃置一边。然后有一天,我非常急切地想要画一幅山水画,我想捕捉它的神韵和明暗对比。我也开始画人体,之后渐渐地,我在工作时也画。由于我是一个富有创造性的主管,因而有机会这么干。我得说,现在我画的越来越多。此外,我已经开始创作一个以夫妇为主题的油墨画系列。绘画时,我全身心的放松,打开音乐,倒一杯红酒,简直飘飘欲仙。画画让我同时感到空闲和充实。我发现我变的足智多谋了。对我来说,绘画是一种治疗方式,但同样,它也悄悄地成为了一种激情。”-- 达纳



  第一章 初次见面 1.1 联系的好处(一)





相关 [绘画 放松 人生] 推荐:


- 笑炊 - 译言-每日精品译文推荐
来源Drawing: a Pause and an Everyday Art. 不,不行,我没有这方面的i天赋. ”你经常从别人的口中听到这样的话语. 每个人都能学会画画,你只需要看看创意中心那绘画班的名气就知道了. When people pshaw and say they’re unable to draw, ask them simply whether they can thread a needle, or ride a bicycle.


- lei - 专利之家-设计发明与创意商机
手写板生产商Wacom近日发布了一款神奇的数字笔,可以将纸张上的图画或文字等内容数字化,以方便用户在计算机上进行修改. 这一设备由墨水笔、无线接收器、编辑软件(存储在接收器中)等部分组成. 值得一提的是,这只笔采用了压力感应技术,能够捕捉笔尖产生的不同压力,并将它们转换成粗细不一的线条. 该设备使用起来非常简单,你只需将接收器夹在绘画本或其他纸张上,用墨水笔进行创作,所有的这些内容就会被转化成数字格式并存储在接收器中.


- Interomeo - 玩意儿
关于香蕉之前也有介绍过雕刻风格的,在这里艺术家 Jun Gil Park 利用牙签在香蕉上划来划去,被划的部分,就会慢慢的变黑变暗,也就有了现在的作品,通常是在5分钟后才能呈现出来,时间越久它也会变得越来越黑了,传说中变黑的香蕉还有防癌的作用. 这也就说明了,它不能长久的保存. 本文原始链接:http://www.cngadget.cn/stunning-drawing-on-banana.html.

Max Ginsburg绘画作品

- Mr. Snail - PADMAG视觉杂志
Max Ginsburg,画家,1931年出生于法国巴黎,但他一生都几乎居住在纽约. “我感到与这座城市有着密切的联系,它美丽、富有、充满活力,有形形色色繁杂的居民,而我的目标就是真实的去描绘纽约市居民. ”而他并未食言,从1956年至今,他几乎从未停下画笔. 同时他也关注一些国际重大事件,用写实的笔法去表达“憎恶战争、呼唤和平”的理念.


- helen - 译言-每日精品译文推荐
晚上6点了,你一整天什么正事都没干...因为你需要些时间放松嘛. 你慢悠悠地吃了顿午餐,重温了几集电视节目;你在咖啡店里泡了一两个小时,翻翻报纸;你还更新了Facebook,Twitter和Google+.... ...但你心里怎么总感觉有事儿似的呢. 因为你极有可能不是在放松,而是拖延:本来要做的事不想做,于是推啊推啊的.


- 軒轅無雙 - 新闻跟帖局
核心提示:10月11日上午,广东佛山住建局在网站发布公告称,10月12日起放宽限购条件:允许佛山市户籍居民家庭增购一套7500元/平方米以下的住房. 当天23时24分,该局又在网站上通告称,为“综合评估政策影响”,暂缓执行该政策. [查看原文]分享网易新闻《广东佛山紧急叫停楼市限购放宽令》的精彩跟贴.


- yingchen - 有意思吧
一组很有趣的复古绘画(人都复古到动物了),作者起名为“你快乐吗. ”不知具体用意何在,我的理解是——你曾从下面的场景中获得过快乐吗. 图中的动物代表原始的本能的快乐,而它们的外在形象与场景有着巧妙的联系. 查看详情评论:复古绘画:你快乐吗. 本文原始链接:http://www.u148.net/article/40187.html.


- billconan - 玩意儿
这是 Cristina Penescu 的动物艺术绘画作品,看起来如此之逼真,真的会误以为是拍照拍出的,并且作者并没有经过正统的培训,而是自学成才,她喜欢画各种各种的野生动物,特别是狼. 她的作品也非常注重细节,使观众能够近距离的观看它们. 本文原始链接:http://www.cngadget.cn/wildlife-drawing.html.


- 子 - 乐淘吧
以艺术的名义进行"色情画"创作,这是很多艺术家爱干的事,最有名的当属毕加索, 他曾经画过上百幅. [b]毕加索把春宫图画的极为露骨,但怎么看都是"色而不淫".         毕加索的作品,最著名的是和平鸽,《格尔尼卡》,以及无数长着三只眼睛,几个乳房的怪人画,使他成为二十世纪最具争议,也最有影响的艺术家.


- - 网易用户体验设计中心博客
在历代的视觉风潮中,绘画与设计在方方面面有着关联(“设计”为外来词,在传统中国中,对应的词是“经营”),很多时候都是你中有我我中有你的局面,西方美术史上的文艺复兴、新艺术运动就是其中最好的例子. 身为插画师以及设计师,在这两者之间游走,有着许多体会. 其中对于画面“层”的认知,尤为深刻. 一般在视觉中“层”无论在画面抑或设计手法上都呈现出明显而重要的作用,用“层”的概念去看待作品,不需要过多的分析,都能很直观的感受得到画面的逻辑,直接获得视觉上的冲击.