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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Badrock

Step-by-Step Guide to Neurographic Art: Unlocking Your Creativity

Neurographic art is a captivating form of artistic expression that allows you to tap into your creativity and explore your imagination. If you're a beginner looking to try out neurographic art then listen up, I'm going to give you a step-by-step guide, I'll walk you through the process of creating your own neurographic masterpiece, providing clear instructions and helpful tips along the way. So, grab your materials and let's unlock your creativity together!


Materials Needed:

- Drawing paper or canvas

- Markers, pens, or fine-tipped brushes

- Pencil and eraser

- Optional: watercolors, acrylic paints, or other coloring mediums

- A comfortable workspace with good lighting


Step 1: Setting the Scene

Start by preparing your workspace and gathering all the necessary materials. Find a quiet and comfortable area where you can focus without distractions. Place your drawing paper or canvas on a flat surface and ensure that your markers or pens are easily accessible.



a sketch of a home art space
Create an inviting space to start your neurographic art piece


Step 2: Sketching the Foundation

Take a big deep breath in. Using whatever mediums you have on hand, pencils, texters, paint, as you release the breath, drawing lines on your page. Don't worry about where you are drawing. You are not drawing with your eyes, you are drawing with your breath. feel your way around the page. As you get more comfortable with this exercise, make your breathing and the movements of your pencil come together in sync. With each breath, release a thought from your mind. Continue doing this until all your thoughts have been eliminated from your mind. Don't worry about making it perfect – the beauty of neurographic art lies in its fluidity and spontaneity.


scribble on a page
Basic lines structure of a neurographic art piece

Step 3: Adding Detail and Complexity

Once you're satisfied with the basic outline, begin adding more detail and complexity to your design. Use your markers, pens, or fine-tipped brushes to trace over the pencil lines and embellish the design with intricate patterns, swirls, and textures. Let your imagination guide you as you explore different shapes and forms.


As you continue to work on your neurographic art, allow yourself to surrender to the flow of the process. Don't be afraid to experiment with color, line thickness, and composition. Trust your instincts and let your creativity flow freely onto the paper or canvas.


colourful picture of a neurographic art piece
finished neurographic art piece

Step 5: Adding the Finishing Touches

Once you feel that your neurographic art piece is complete, take a step back and admire your creation. If desired, you can enhance the artwork further by adding splashes of color using colourscolourcolours, acrylic paints, or other coloring mediums. Allow the colors to blend and interact organically, adding depth and dimension to your design.


Step 6: Reflecting and Appreciating

Take a moment to reflect on the journey you've taken to create your neurographic art masterpiece. Notice the intricate patterns, the vibrant watercolours, and the unique energy that emanates from your creation. Appreciate the beauty of imperfection and embrace the creative process as a form of self-expression and self-discovery.


Think about how you were feeling before you started your art piece and ask yourself if you feel compacomparativelywatercolourscolouringritively calmer.



Congratulations! You've completed your first neurographic art piece and unlocked a new realm of creativity within yourself. Whether you choose to display your artwork proudly or keep it as a personal reflection of your creative journey, know that the process of creating neurographic art is a deeply rewarding and fulfilling experience. Keep exploring, experimenting, and embracing the flow of creativity – the possibilities are endless!


If you would like to learn more about what art therapy is and other art therapy activities you can try at home, then make sure to read this post on my top 100 art therapy activities you can do from home!



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