February 13, 2014[ssba]
Do you find drawing relaxing? With more people than ever participating in mindful meditation, an artistic practice is another simple and effective method to de-stress. At ImageThink, drawing to relax is one of our favorite ways to unwind. Barron’s Zen Doodling combines the calming benefits of meditation with the soothing effects of drawing for a unique new take on therapeutic art. It includes a ton of zendoodling patterns to help keep us drawing to relax.
At ImageThink, we highly encourage everyone to draw, doodle, and experiment! With just a pen and a scrap of paper, we’ve found that the simple repetitive nature of creating zen doodles is a perfect way to de-stress, boost creative confidence, and practice new designs. And who knows, perhaps through the act of unstructured zen drawing, you may actually have a surprise, creative breakthrough!
Zen Doodling, $11.52 USD, Available on Amazon.com
For tips on drawing with more structure, check out 5 Drawing Tips From ImageThink, and for more book recommendations, check out our blogpost on Ekaki Uta, Japanese children’s drawing songs, and author Sachiko Umoto’s illustration book, Let’s Draw Happy People.
To learn about ImageThink’s capabilities in Graphic Recording and illustration, visit our Services page for more information! And finally, tweet us your favorite zen doodles and drawings at @ImageThink.