Working in small spaces, not sure where to start, and those pages that bleed to the back. So frustrating, right? I hear ya. It's scary to get started in a new journal, book, or coloring book. A few years ago I created a series of three videos to nudge the reluctant artist into diving into those new pages.
And I'll share a little secret. As a journal and coloring book creator, my greatest desire is for you to use, enjoy and get something out of the pages. No matter what you fill them with - color, black and white, pen, pencil - it doesn't matter. What matters is your process in filling the pages with your energy.
Video Number 1 - Doodling
Let's get started with a simple technique on doodling to get past those first-page jitters.
Video Number 2 - Impressions (bleed-throughs)
Those dreaded bleed-through pages leave impressions on the back side of your paper after you have spent time coloring or doodling on the front of a page can ruin a person's day for sure. But what if - and I'm going out on a limb here - they were a blueprint for a whole new design? An opportunity to keep creating on purpose and half the work is already done for you! Check out this idea next.
Video Number 3 - Freestyle
Lastly, let's let go of a page needing to be anything in particular. Why not go freestyle on our doodles? It's a great way to loosen up any need to create perfection on a page.
I created several tutorials for beginner meditative drawing and colorists as well as for enthusiasts wanting to know more. They might be a little dated in some ways, but given the amount of feedback I've gotten over the years, they appear to still serve their purpose - to inspire, motivate, and get you curious about what you are capable of.
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