Relaxing Line Drawing

Relaxing Line Drawing

When I was a little girl I would often get in the mood to make something. My mom said I was feeling “industrious” and would suggest painting with watercolors or drawing a picture with crayons. Occasionally I would go outside and dig up some mud and make dishes or animals. I think God gave all of us a desire to create. When we fulfill that desire it makes us feel better. The process of creating fills our minds and pushes other thoughts off to the side.  So next time you are feel a little off or feeling really bad try making art.

Try this form of art to help you relax, or deal with grief or anxiety. The repetitiveness of this kind of art allows your mind to think of other things so while you are drawing think about these Bible verses:

 

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,

And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

Psalm 86:5

The Lord is good,

A stronghold in the day of trouble,

And He knows those who take refuge in Him.

Nahum 1:7

 

 

Supplies:

Pen (Any kind, I used a Sharpie Fine Point for this demonstration. Sharpies bleed through the paper.)

Paper (Any kind, I used sketchbook paper.)

Optional: watercolor, colored pencil, etc.

Art as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Step One

Step 1

Draw 6 dots down the middle of your paper, in a not quite straight row.

Then connect the dots.

 

 

 

Art as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Step TwoStep 2

Draw curved lines to one side to connect the dots.

 

 

 

 

 

Art as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Step ThreeStep 3

Keep adding curved lines. Make sure the ends of the curves touch or you will end up with gaps, which of course you can fill in later.

 

 

 

 

Art as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Step FourStep 4

Keep adding curved lines. Vary the size of the curves to add interest.

 

 

 

 

 

Art as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Step FiveStep 5

Do the other side. You can add shadow with watercolor, colored pencil or brush pen.

 

 

 

 

Variations

Art as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Variation ThreeArt as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Variation Two

Art as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Variation One  Art as Therapy, Line Drawing for Relaxation - Variation Four

About nball252

Hi, my name is Naomi, I am a Christian, certified aromatherapist. I also have an Associate Degree in Bible. I looked for books about aromatherapy from a Christian point of view and didn't find any, so I wrote one, The Aromatherapy Advocate. An introductory book for Christians on aromatherapy. I have one son whom I home schooled. I started using essential oils 10 years ago. I love the fragrances and I love the powerful benefits of using essential oils. I received my certificate about 10 years ago and have been teaching and writing about aromatherapy from a Christian perspective since then.
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