Chapter - 21 -
What happens in a drawing?
Before I start a drawing, I have already created the picture in my mind. The entire
drawing is finished by the time I start. All that is left for me to do, is to put it on paper!
When I start to draw, I work from my heart and soul. Because the drawing has already
been created in my mind, I can give it the extra touch it needs in order to become a
"drawing that is alive". There is a great deal going on inside me when I sit at my table.
After every session, I'm completely drained, tired and empty. When I am finished,
the message in the drawing is unique and it will be there forever. For me, a
drawing is a representation of my heart and soul. Some of these drawings may
seem very realistic and look like "nice pictures". If one draws in a more profound
way, one feels more.
Composition and colors are important and so is the way the elements are placed.
All these aspects together may be part of a healing process for someone who looks
Some examples of what colors do: On a dark, rainy day, everything is gray, a picture
on the wall, depicting a war scene, or many dark parts, will do no good to your inner
self. A picture of a beach scene, or one with happy bright colors, however, will.
Such drawings tell you a complete story in the way they are made and how the artist
has tried to put a message into his drawings. A simple poster always looks cold. It is
a copy of a "perfect looking picture" and it never contains the Universal energy.
Because there is no heart in the poster, no soul, it is only a piece of paper printed with
the brightest colors available. However, it's not only the colors, which are important,
there is more.
Each of my drawings has its own heart and soul. A drawing need not always come from
the inside of the creator. Many who call themselves "artists", do so because they think
they create. This is the point: You can feel it when a real artist is working, or when
someone is merely applying charcoal or paint to paper or canvas.
Real artists work, feel and express themselves, and their work looks like a piece
coming straight from the heart and soul. The work is not merely a series of drawings
made for money! Let your heart and soul guide you and put that on paper or canvas.
This is what makes you a real artist!
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