This delightful exercise lets our other senses take over. Touch, smell, taste, and sound become the muse instead of sight.
• Oil Pastels • Bristol Paper
• Prepare a cup of your favorite tea. • With your paper and oils at the ready, sit down and hold the tea with your eyes closed. • Sip it slowly, paying attention to the taste, smell, texture, temperature, and the sound of drinking it. • Let these sensations influence how you touch the paper with the oil sticks, drawing with eyes closed. • Return to this exercise any time, using more Non-Visual Prompts from the print out below.
• This is also a illuminating on a small scale. If you want, repeat it in your sketchbook using a pen.