Anyone Can Scribble

The Unhappy Broken-Leg Boys Going Off to Work!

The Unhappy Broken-Leg Boys Going Off to Work!

I think part of the idea of scribbling for new artists is that keeping the pen moving occupies the hand that wants to move.  I have a tendency to take bigger strokes, and often they’re either at the wrong angle, or sometimes even in the wrong direction. This gives me something to do, move my wrist and make little scribbles while I’m looking at the image,which in turn gives me more time to look at the image.

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One instructor called those small straight strokes “chicken scratches.”  Swirling the pen is far more satisfying, and feels better in my hand than moving the pen back and forth in a semi-straight line.

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I figure as I get better by slowing down, the pen scribbles will get looser and thinner and look less like the chicken scratches of the Broken Leg Boys up top.

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About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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