In Ukraine this method of art therapy came just six months ago. To understand what is the feature of this method, we met with the instructor of nanographite Olga Wheat. To know her was easy: was given a huge package of art supplies and finished drawings.
“Eurografica is a graphical method of transformation of consciousness, — says Olga. — Everyone works with what he’s relevant in the moment of life, so each work has mental content. No drawing skills are not necessary. The method in neurographical line: it is spontaneous and does not repeat itself in every area of your path. This enables fine motor skills are related to neural networks of the brain. Due to this neirolepticeski the process of drawing is able to create new neural pathways in the brain and, therefore, to change the process of thinking”.
Olga Wheat. Ukraine’s first instructor nanographite.
STEP 1 — RELEASE PROBLEMS. In the Arsenal of Olga — mostly pencils and markers. “They are not easy to break, — she smiles (during the outpouring of the problems on the worksheet the emotions are not controlled, and it is possible to overdo it). — Take any vending pencil in hand and place in front of a sheet. Formulate a problem or imagine the difference between what is desirable and what it is now. Breathe, remember all the emotions about this, and then abruptly take them on paper (sharply slide the paper with pencil 3-4 seconds). Can close my eyes or even shout”. To me the problem managed to let out at once, the result was the usual flourish. “It’s kind of the avatar of your problem,” — explains Olga.
Abstraction. You do not need any drawing skills.
STEP 2 — FILLET SHARP. “Look at the sheet, we see a lot of the intersections of the lines, she continues. — They need to be rounded. The figure should not be sharp edges: they represent internal conflicts. Too small you can sketch completely.” When I used to fillet wonderfully calmed down and relaxed. According to Olga, this is a typical reaction for this stage of nanographite.
“However, we would balance ourselves from within, so goes the stress, — says Olga. — It is important to monitor your condition: if, during the drawing come any thoughts, let them appear, to observe them. In this drawing, so many things comes to the surface, is recognized. After these works, people may even completely change your wardrobe or lifestyle. It’s like rearranging the furniture, only on the sheet. When I draw, with his picture, to talk, to speak of certain moments — of course, if you feel that you want it. Communication with the leaf — not a sign of madness, but on the contrary, the realization of your drawing. After several works you can easily be found where you can do a little rounding, and more smooth and viscous. When you paint eurografica, the condition is: the hand draws, the eye is surprised. This, by the way, the first sign that you’re doing it right”. Once all the sharp angles on your drawing may not be noticed. Then it is better to look at it from arm’s length or ask to look at your work neighbour it with a fresh eye will be able to find the “spiciness”.
Fillet sharp corners in the figure.
STEP 3 — INTEGRATING WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD. “There’s us and there the world around. We can’t exist separately — we need to communicate with the world, to follow it, — says Olga. The world is white (pure) part of the leaf. Our task — figure, which is in the center, to spread to the background. In other words, to make sure that we don’t know where was the original figure: it should merge. This can be done by extending the tails that stick out, or just painting something additional lines. There are no specific rules how to draw: how you feel, and do. After we added the line again fillet the corners that we had. At this stage we accept the idea that we are not alone in the world, we have people and resources that can help us in solving our problems.”
STEP 4 — ADDING COLOR AND SHAPES. After I rounded your picture and linked it with the world, I continued to Supplement it by introducing other colors and combining their fragments. In this step, we are studying the ability of accepting more and you receive a surge of motivation on the exciting theme. Olga then offered to add shapes: circle, triangle and square. The circle as a symbol of integrity and harmonizes, triangle, conversely, making movement and momentum and the square is stability and reliability. You can find shapes in your drawing or just add on top of it. Then I combined them with all the lines of the drawing.
Black and white. Some images may be scary.
STEP 5 — LINE THE FIELD. To complete the picture we need the field lines. It neirolepticeski the lines that go through the entire sheet. Looks like we’re looking at something more through the sheet, for example, mountain or cloud, and hold the sheet of their outline. This is the stage of synchronicity with the Universe, attracting energy to implement. At the end you can look at the picture and if you want to add more lines or elements that he ultimately liked.
SUMMARY. After the lesson I looked at his work. I could not believe that I drew it myself. And really wanted to try pyrographic again when left alone. Because the solution to my problem while drawing did not come. Perhaps because it, first, the situation was, and secondly, I was never totally relaxed: always thought about questions that I as a journalist need to ask.
But the photographer who attended the master class and have also experienced eurografica, the next day came up to me in the version with the big eyes and the words: “Imagine a problem which I suffered the last few days, decided!”.
By the way, in this case, according to Olga, it was one of 8 algorithms, which is in the Arsenal of nanographite. This algorithm is the lifting of restrictions: “ambulance” in any stressed state, the ability to untangle the knot inside, to harmonize the state and see new opportunities. There are 7 other algorithms for working with the future. To master the algorithm the lifting of restrictions is 1 training: it’s a group activity, which lasts 4-5 hours. Further, to consolidate the knowledge, it is important to practice the method regularly to catch mistakes, visiting 2-3 times “neirolepticeski gatherings” where all bring their drawings and ask questions and the instructor responds.