Archive | March 2022

I noticed a trend.

Not that I feel the need to be trendy. 🙂 It was somehow pleasing to my eye, a sort of seaweed or neurons or knotty mess, a neuro-something (I know the name now).

So I decided to have a go at what it appeared that others are doing.

I put down some colour with Woodies, spritzed, spread, let run and then dry. It was a nice afternoon with sun, outside at the art club (two of us are not allowed inside).

Then I did some scribbly lines, I felt the need to not leave any stray ends. Then I did the rounding the corners part. Then I just let my pen do what it seemed to want to do, picking out shapes.

It was a very serene moment. Other members of the club came out to spend some time with those of us who are kept at bay. I was reminded of the peaceful feeling that comes when doing a mandala, but even more relaxing because this does not have to look like anything representational.

Woodies, Staedtler pigment liner—A5

Afterwards I thought maybe I should find out more about this technique. ‘Cause like maybe there are rules or something. I watched some Youtube videos. It can be just a drawing technique or it can have more psychological, emotional, mental aspects. I learned that the area off the paper is society and that it is important to have lines extending to the edge of the page so as to go out in society. I realized I did not have any of those lines. Well, considering the situation, that is not surprising! Ha, ha! This is called neurographics. I also saw the term neurographica but that may be a trademark.

I will probably do more of this and perhaps incorporate bits into abstract pieces.

More freedom is being waved under our noses for March 14th.