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“Go color or something. ” is a phrase often uttered by me when I get whines of there being nothing fun to do. The problem is, coloring isn’t always exciting when you’re an 11 year old boy. He loves art but isn’t always sure where to start. He may not be an illustrator, but he loves getting a little artistic now and then. I had forgotten about this, one of my favorite art “techniques” to do when I was younger with the same desire to create, but the lack of artistic skill.
The best part about this, is there’s no wrong way to do it. It is abstract after all. I like to start with cardstock (heavier paper) a marker and any other forms of art supplies that are lying around (like crayons, colored pencils, watercolors…).