For this drawing, I challenged myself to abstain from any kind of external inspiration and rely on imagination instead. I found good old fashioned ink and paper to be the best tools for meditation and exploration. The various mushroom shapes are filled in with a mixture of Zentangle patterns I’ve memorized along with new creations. By sticking to the same basic form, I freed my mind to concentrate on fine details within the outlines. I consider this a successful project; for more ideas on using creative constraints to enhance your illustrations, read this fun blog post.