Try this Timed Drawing, an technique inspired by an exercise called "automatic drawing" in Dean Nimmer's  new book "Creating Abstract Art" ....

Try this Timed Drawing, an technique inspired by an exercise called "automatic drawing" in Dean Nimmer's new book "Creating Abstract Art" .

Andre Masson, Automatic Drawing Andre Masson's work relates to my theme, serendipity because he has explored drawing at random or drawing from the subconscious mind. this is something i am interested in and am going to experiment with in my own work although i do not enjoy some of the shapes that his work includes as they look like limbs to me and i think this brings a darker emotion to the image.

Andre Masson, Automatic Drawing Andre Masson's work relates to my theme, serendipity because he has explored drawing at random or drawing from the subconscious mind. this is something i am interested in and am going to experiment with in my own work although i do not enjoy some of the shapes that his work includes as they look like limbs to me and i think this brings a darker emotion to the image.

"Automatic Drawing", 1924.  André Masson. Automatic Drawing

"Automatic Drawing", 1924. André Masson. Automatic Drawing

This year Jim Riswold pushed me to grow as an art director. In that spirit he assigned me my "Special Purpose" -- to design and write 7 posters based on a text called A Book of Surrealist Games by Alastair Brotchie and Mel Goodin. The posters would promote a night of merriment and spontaneous creativity. Riswold's creative direction was simple: "Good art direction looks like there wasn't an Art Director involved."

Great games aka Automatic Drawing exercise for understanding the methods of Surrealist artists

Not far from the sun, the moon and the stars - Jean Arp - WikiPaintings.org

Automatic Drawing - Jean Arp Completion Date: 1916 Style: Surrealism Genre: abstract painting Technique: ink

AH HOLE AH HOLE: Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint (Swedish): Deity, "An inventive geometric visual language inspired by automatic drawing. Hilma was a Swedish artist and mystic whose muses dwelled in the spirit world, asking her to paint “on the astral plane.

Wolfgang Paalen - Untitled (Automatic Drawing) - c.1950 ink on paper

gilliflower: “ Wolfgang Paalen, Untitled (automatic drawing), circa 1950 ” Austrian surrealist Wolfgang Paalen is one of the great innovators of modern art. He invented the technique of fumage.

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