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How To Incorporate Your Sketches Into Your Writing

Updated on October 22, 2014

Pen And Paper

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Take Pen and Scrap Paper

Take Pen and Scrap Paper, yes I stated scrap paper. Use an ordinary pen that you write letters, that is if you still write letters and take an outer envelope from your junk mail. First of all observe the envelope to see where its corners are attached. When you find these corners take them in hand and start to disassemble separating one part of the paper from the other in a careful manner. Tailor the size of the scrap paper either by folding and ripping or employ the use of scissors.


Practice But Enjoy It

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Fun Practice

After you, the artist, completed sizing the scrap paper, take pen or pencil (as a reminder it does not have to be anything specialized, just ordinary and every day pens and pencils) and start practicing your drawing or scribbling strokes while watching television or just relaxing on the sofa. Find a clip board or other hard surface and place it under the paper for support purposes. During the process of creating this work of art, imagine discovering the release of a calming therapeutic overall sensation. Image you are a child painting at an easel in a preschool class. The assistant teacher comes over to you and says, "I like the way you added those strokes to your artwork". This sketching process is the primer to, or to word it simply, by starting the habit in creating good drawing skills. Compare this philosophy to learning how to play the piano. Those mundane finger exercises can limber those digits to be fit for playing Chopin or Mozart.

Your Scrap Art Masterpiece

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Pen In Hand Scanner By Demand

Suppose you feel that you are finished with your artistic doodle, or let us word it in a different way, artistic sketch. Place it aside in a folder and look at it tomorrow. Even though the popular expression tomorrow never comes insist in your mind that it does. When tomorrow does arrive, take out your sketches and observe whether or not they need any alteration. If they do, then take pen in hand. If they are complete, then warm up your aging and on life support Pentium II or Mac and attach the USB cord of the free scanner (this is the scanner that was given to you by a the neighbor who thanked you for that special chore you did for her) to the central processing unit and plug the other wire into the surge protector strip. Turn on the scanner if it is not on already and place your sketch face down onto the lighted glass part. Place the scanner cover down. Find the section on your computer and select which scanner icon you are going to use. Go through the process of scanning your picture and then save it on your hard drive, CD and or flashdrive. If you have imaging software installed on your hard drive, then you can become even more artistic and that teacher in your imagination can compliment you on the different special effects you added in your masterpiece.

For Love Of Art

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Shutter To Think

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How Bucolic?

How Bucolic Is The Economics Of Scrap Art? You might ask while sitting back on your office styled chair, sipping hot coffee and reading this hub on your monitor or laptop. Occasionally you are peering out the window feeling sheer boredom. It is something to consider. This 60+ year old food stamp recipient thinks it is well worth consideration. All in all I feel this sense of accomplishment and inner pride when I have done something that is not only creative but resourceful. My scrap art is featured as a background on my hub site and that includes my twitter site as well. In the meantime, release the inner Picasso, Monet, Jackson Pollack or Van Gogh and get going!

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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 2 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      janshares, I love that comment you composed and left on this hub. Your comment was well worded and creative. Thank you very much!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Voted up, useful, and interesting, Jane. Doodling on scrap paper can be very therapeutic as it allows creative juices to flow. As with journaling, sounds like it can be very healing to see your own finished piece of art.

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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 3 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      A little "tongue in cheek" writing style is a favorite of mine. Somehow it is just my style. That kind of writing style is a variation from the traditional technical one."Acknowledge the individual within one's self and one's writing style is born". As a child I felt, I was different from "mainstream", meaning that I was the "strait or stream" drifting off in my own direction. I didn't march to the "beat of another drum", I drifted toward it. In other words the square peg in the round hole. That is the makeup of the artist, creative and practical. Referring back to the scrap paper art work article, my emphasis in so many words illustrated that you don't need the most up to date computer equipment to render a masterpiece. You just need the "thinking outside of the box" reasoning to render artistic expression,which includes a person's economic circumstances.

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      Patty 3 years ago

      Love the way you have written this, especially the section on Pen in Hand Scanner, so modern (technical) for an ancient art lol. I tend to sketch life images via poetry, tho doodling does get a look-in at times. Congratulations!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great idea, and love the way you write this..it seemed a little tongue in cheek, especially about how to use the scanner. I often doodle, and drawing used to be my favourite creative outlet before writing overtook it. I have written a hub on drawing and included sketches and doodles in a couple of hubs. Voted up.

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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 3 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      Since you are a big fan of doodling, take those doodles, scan them, insert them in your hubs (of course give yourself credit for your art work) and share with the HubPages audience. Many thanks for stopping by for a read.

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      Jackson Thom 3 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      Oh awesome. Love it! I love to doodle. I could do it all day long. The notepad I have at work is covered is crazy stuff I sketched throughout the day. Nothing is more freeing.

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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 3 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      I agree with your point of view and thanks for your response.

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      Dbro 3 years ago from Texas, USA

      This is a very interesting hub. I enjoy the direct manner in which you encourage all latent Picassos out there. As an artist, I am frequently an evangelist for all people exercising the creative side of themselves. I think you're on the right track in trying to ensure people don't over think sketching or any creative pursuit. Too many people think that creative expression is for a select few in some ivory tower. It isn't that way at all. I think it's a vital part of being a whole, well rounded person.

      Thanks for this hub, J - R - Fr13m9n! I enjoyed it immensely!