Intuitive art at the sea, using doodling by RienArts

Intuitive art

August 1, 2016 by Rien Aerts

Intuitive art

For me, intuitive art is all about connecting with my intuition and allowing it to guide me to a place of creative surrender.

This means I become in a state of being present and embodied in the moment without the aid of substances. During that surrender, all my thoughts and expectations of how my art ‘should’ look are released. Instead, a deep listening to creative intuition occurs. This intuitive proces is about giving space and allowing that intuitive art to unfurl, emerge and breathe as any living organism would.

Guided by the power of my own creative intuition, I connect with my inner artist, I experiment with the materials provided at the moment and time. I connect with my joy and playfulness of letting go.

Doodling as intuitive art.

Intuitive art (drawings) can begin a simple doodle that become more eloquent as I practice. I use ballpoint, pens or pastels. I draw for the surprise and joy of the process, without knowing in advance how the drawing will turn out. These doodles become often the decoration of my sculptures.

 

Definition of doodle (wikipedia)

doodle is a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be composed of random and abstract lines, generally without ever lifting the drawing device off of the paper, in which case it is usually called a “scribble”.

Doodling and scribbling are most often associated with young children and toddlers, because their lack of hand–eye coordination and lower mental development often make it very difficult for any young child to keep their coloring attempts within the line art of the subject. Despite this, it is not uncommon to see such behaviors with adults, in which case it generally is done jovially.

Typical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available.

Popular kinds of doodles include cartoon versions of teachers or companions in a school, famous TV or comic characters, invented fictional beings, landscapes, geometric shapes, patterns and textures.

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