Zen drawings

working I think it’s helpful, especially in the middle of a massive winter storm, to doodle repetitive lines.  I do this first with pencil, then take something and work it out into a more grandiose design later, usually with a ruler.

But at first, draw the things you know.  Soon a pattern will emerge and, if you play with it for a bit, it can be worked it into a unique variation on this theme.  After a little while, time stops passing and it is easy to finds yourself in a happy zen sort of state where the artist becomes one with their pencil.  Time may be passing most pleasantly, but you are actually working!  I am usually pretty pleased with the results…


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