When I was in grade school, I envied my classmates who own a set of more than 12 colored pencils. Not only that, but I also envied those who can draw well. Having these colored pencils and creating artworks put a smile on their faces.
I know I wasn’t good at it. I tried but I just gave up and threw my artworks and art materials away. Well, actually I donated them. One day, my friend told me that there will come a time that I will be able to draw anything and won’t be shy about it.
So, I bought a sketch pad, a pencil, a set of colored pencils, water color, and tried. I’m not Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, or Vincent Van Gogh but I had enough courage to draw just about anything.
But how did color actually change my life?
First, color gave me the vision. Even if its plain black, let say, your medium is pencil (H, 4H or 8B) or hard charcoal, there will always be a vision of what you would like to achieve. Adding in colors is a good way to make it livelier. With your vision, you start to create more artworks which lead to number two.
Color gave me the proper emotions that inspire me to work and create different pieces. Everyone knows that like music, colors also have the ability to affect a person’s mood. Blue, the color of sky says peace and tranquility. Red and pink, the colors of love indicates admiration and sweetness.
Lastly, color made me a happier person. I know in number two I said emotions and you would say that’s almost the same. Well, no. The former inspires me to work while the latter gives me the proper outlook in life. Color made me appreciate life, my life more.
As I always say, life is a blank page. You just have to have the courage to pick up anything art material (pencil, colored pens, or brush) and use it to color that dull page. With that, I promised to surround myself with color such as:
Add more color to your life!