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Art Prompt

There is something freeing about picking up a handful of colored pencils and scribbling madly—there's really no way to do it poorly. Everyone is good at scribbling. I love this art prompt from Artist's Block Cured that helps you to unleash the creativity. This exercise is all about color and the simple motion of drawing (or painting!).

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Photo Credit: Angela Corpus

Check out this creativity prompt from Artist's Block Cured.

#159 Loosen Up!

One thing gifted artists taught non-profit executive Cheryl Posner is that doodling is a great way to loosen the structures of the mind and create space for the imagination. Try this exercise to free up some gray matter.  —L.K.

Step 1:

Begin with a sheet of plain paper and a colorful drawing instrument of choice. Whether it's a crayon, felt-tip marker, or colored pencil, select the one color that catches your attention first.

Step 2:

Start drawing, letting the force and energy of the color guide your hand. When that color no longer speaks to you, reach for the next color that demands your attention. It doesn't have to complement the first color.

Step 3:

Allow the second color to draw for you. When you and the colors have said what you needed to say, ponder your doodle, put it carefully aside for later review, and go on with your day.

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Image Credit: Excerpted from Artist's Block Cured

How do you beat artist's block and unleash your creativity?

Angela Corpus

Angela is Marketing Manager for the Quarto Publishing Group USA. A Chicago gal at heart, she recently relocated to southern California and can usually be found exploring the beaches, feeding her newfound inner artist, and chasing sunsets with her camera. A collector of stories old and new, she's an avid postcard sender, and origami cranes always seem to tag along on her travels. Follow her adventures on Twitter: @angelacorpus

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