Artist Paul Klee once said, ‘a line is a dot that went for a walk’
Intuitive Art is simply creating a piece of art based on imagination, feelings and intentions, rather than using observational or technical skills. Doodles are a great way to start a piece of intuitive art, because they can be expressed easily, quickly and the pen tends to lead the hand. Doodling is often seen as ‘not real art’ but famous artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Joan Miró created beautiful expressive paintings that effectively are made up of ‘doodles’.
This is a lovely activity to do as an adult or a child. It is both fun and incredibly calming and because it is a free-form drawing project requires no technical drawing skills.
What You Need:
How To Make:
- First to create the ‘tangles’ – start by starting your pen at one edge of your paper and draw a line (in way you like- zig-zag, curly, wiggly etc) from one side to another.
- Repeat this another 3 times until you have a nice layering of interconnecting lines and shapes.
- Then simply fill each shape with colour. Experiment here with your watercolours. Allow some to bleed across into other colours and wait for others to dry before painting other areas. Play with diluting your colours to get lighter shades or adding less water fro darker shades.
- Leave to dry.
- Then using your black marker pen (or finer tipped black pen) start adding the ‘doodles’ or patterns inside each coloured section. Play with combinations of dots, lines, geometric shapes and simple curves. Anything you fancy.
- Then display your colourful piece of Art with pride.