How to come up with painting ideas without thinking... I've had a few people ask me how I come up ideas for painting, or how do I deal with a lack of inspiration. So here is a quick demonstration in charcoal pencil. I use the same idea when I paint, but charcoal on paper works great.
All you have to do is draw a small rectangle, randomly fill it in with dark shade, remove some here and there with a gummy eraser and or tissue paper, add more shade. View it from different angles and play around with it. Keep adding and removing shade until it looks like something you can further develop.
You aren't making a masterpiece, just trying to generate ideas. Play around with it and don't over think it. Just keep moving. This one looks like lilypads and a water lily to me.
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