Dad recently started drawing, but why is he drawing? hobby? Is there any other effect?
I will answer these questions.
5 amazing effects you can get from drawing illustrations and watercolors
The effect of drawing is only good!
I think there are many people who, even if they draw graffiti or draw pictures in art class when they are children, they stop drawing when they grow up.
In this article, we will tell you why it is better to draw even when you grow up, to those who are wondering, “What is the point of drawing?”
Drawing relieves stress
According to the results of research by Girija Kaimal, an associate professor at Drexel University in the United States, 45 minutes of creative activity such as drawing can relieve stress.
The brain has a left brain and a right brain, the left brain is responsible for logic, and the right brain is responsible for emotions.
Drawing uses the right side of the brain that is not normally used, so it improves the balance of the brain and relaxes the tired brain.
Also, drawing a picture is a manual work, so it stimulates the brain and activates the brain. This can be very beneficial for older people as well. Many facilities for the elderly have adopted drawing as a way to prevent dementia.
Adult coloring books, which have become popular in recent years, have a great effect, and you can expect a relaxing effect regardless of whether you are good or bad at drawing.
When you’re absorbed in drawing, you can forget about unpleasant things and concentrate on it, so even if it’s just for a short time, you can change your mood and relieve stress.
I sometimes draw pictures, but at that time I can forget about my busy work and errands. There are many people. You can just relax and enjoy painting.
It’s great to be able to forget about unpleasant things because you can concentrate on drawing.
(The painting that hits the stress may become an unexpected work.)
It can be said that it is an effect that anyone can obtain regardless of the skill of drawing.
Increases imagination and creativity
The human brain consists of the left brain, which controls calculation and logic, and the right brain, which controls sensation and inspiration.
When I am drawing, I mainly use my right brain to decide what kind of composition to use and what colors to use.
The more you use it, the more your brain will be trained, so the more you draw, the more your imagination and ideas will become richer.
According to research results published by a team led by Professor Myra A. Fernandez of the University of Waterloo, Canada, it has become clear that drawing words is more effective than writing them down. .
In a memory test conducted on both the elderly and the young, when the words were memorized by writing letters, the elderly were less able to memorize them than the young, but when they memorized the words by drawing pictures, there was no age difference. was.
It also seems to have a similar effect on people with dementia.
You can’t remember if you’re not good at drawing…? Some people may think that, but it is said that even a picture drawn by a 2-year-old child is effective.
Talent can bloom!
When you draw a picture, you have to think about colors, combine colors, create a complete image, and relax while thinking about various things. You can also train your fluttering power.
When your personality comes out and you discover your sensitivity that you didn’t notice before, and when you receive evaluations from others, such as being rather rough, no, you’re really meticulous, you can understand yourself better. increase.
In my case, I also thought that I had a rough personality, but now I can draw animals and flowers that I have never drawn before, and I enjoy drawing pictures.
I don’t know if this is something I haven’t used before, or if it’s something I’ve learned from continuing to draw, but I’m sure there’s something new to discover.
As I draw, I want to show it to others
Age doesn’t matter to start drawing! I started painting in my late fifties.
Rather than drawing randomly for a change of pace or relaxation, why not continue to draw nice pictures little by little, decorate your room, give someone a gift, and make yourself and others happy?
I started drawing after seeing a video by Harumichi Shibasaki. This is a post collection of my drawings and related articles.
Especially after retirement or starting now as a hobby for the elderly, it is wonderful to be able to make people happy with your own drawings as an item for communication with other people.
By practicing, regardless of your age, even if you start from scratch, if you have that kind of thought, you will surely become many times better than you are now, and you will want to show it to others. By showing your paintings to others, you will receive various evaluations, and you will be able to do better and be more motivated.
As you continue to draw, your technique will improve, and if you can draw with originality, it may be a good idea to aim for a professional.
watercolor painting by me
Whether good or bad, drawing develops a child’s imagination, and that imagination is a necessary skill for relationships and work.
Even when you grow up, you can relieve stress and improve your memory.
If you are not good at drawing pictures, you can get the effect from coloring books first, so why not feel free to start?
I have seen the various positive effects of drawing, using silk painting as an example, but whatever you start with, new things will stimulate your brain.
In particular, it’s wonderful to be able to grow while drawing and relaxing.
Whether it’s music or painting, if you’ve never thought of trying it before, please experience a new world and get closer to the wonderful future ahead.
Don’t be lazy because you don’t have a sense of art, why don’t you start with a pencil drawing first and surprise the people around you?
I hope that drawing will bring about a positive change in your heart, improve your problems, and bring smiles to as many people as possible.
I would be happy if you could refer to it even a little.
Thank you for reading to the end.