Creative form drawing is a fascinating and meaningful artistic activity for health and wellbeing. It engages the right side of the brain through the flow of colour, form and movement. Form Drawing and Colouring: for Fun, Healing and Wellbeing offers space for personal creativity, with stunning colourful forms to stimulate originality. It aims be both calming and enlivening, and is a valuable aid to harmonising body and soul.
Rather than ‘filling in the lines’ as one would in a mainstream colouring book, the reader is provided with forms in varying states of completion to copy, experiment with and develop. This approach offers more creative freedom, as the reader can choose at what level they wish to engage with the forms, be that relaxing drawing or intensely concentrated creation. Printed on high quality cartridge paper to ensure easy drawing.
This creative form drawing book features fourfold patterns of increasing challenge and complexity. It references Celtic, Moorish, Native American and Buddhist patterns and encourages the development of new forms. The forms have symmetry; a balance between left and right, above and below, connecting the centre to the periphery and providing stability and harmony.
The forms are rhythmical, having a pattern that moves in flowing shapes and lines. Other forms are organic, as drawing organically inspired forms such as flowers helps one experience nature’s colours and designs. Flowers provide inspiring ideas for colour combinations and for new forms.
Originally developed by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is widely used in Steiner/Waldorf education to support healthy child development and learning.
“This is a stimulating book and, partly through the encouragement to use colour and partly through the way the forms metamorphose from simplicity to intricacy, it feels more user-friendly to its adult audience than others in this particular realm.” —Trevor Dance in New View magazine
Introduction: How To Use This Book; 86 pages of creative colour forms, each sequenced for step-by-step drawing, culminating in twelve fourfold variations based on a one pound coin. Plenty of space on each page for your own work; Afterword on creative form drawing.
About the author
Angela Lord is the author of Colour Dynamics and Creative Form Drawing with Children aged 6-10 and Creative Form Drawing with Children aged 10-12. She is a painter, interior colour designer, therapist and educator.