Want to learn how you can
Draw Like You Mean It?
3 Steps to More Powerful Drawing
Step 1. First, think of an embarrassing little secret that has happened recently.
Step 2. Get a ballpoint pen and a piece of paper and write it down. I know it is a secret, but just write it out with a ballpoint pen - right in the middle of the sheet. Yep. At least a sentence that captures the essence of it. That will do.
Step 3. Now, quick, before anyone sees... scribble it out. You know what I mean. Don't just strike through it, or put some X's over the top - scribble and scribble until every last possible clue of what you have written has been obliterated. Whew! I think your secret is safe once again.
What did that feel like? You know, scribbling out an embarrassing secret... I bet you were pretty assertive, not really holding much back. That's sort of what it feels like to draw like you mean it. If you look at your scribbling, I think you will find it to be kind of interesting - it has strength, energy, motion, shifting directions, and a bold personality and spirit.
Your scribble has so much great content. How? Why?
When you scribble out an embarrassing secret, your intent is very clear. You are positively decisive and there is no hesitation. If we remove the usual cautionary impulse that can short circuit creativity and ruin our efforts, an emotional vigor and confidence emerges that shines through the work.
So train yourself to get into a Draw Like You Mean It frame of mind. That positive energy and confidence will flow to the surface of your canvas and add great power to your drawings!