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Drawing your dreams instead of writing them - Dream Journal

Postby DreamChaser » 28 Jun 2013 13:04

Has anyone else drawn what they remember in their dreams, in their dream journal. I find it helps me, when going through my dream journal to get a better picture of what my dream looked like, to draw scenes I remember the most. Not all of my entries have pictures with them, just the ones I could remember the best when I had woken up.

I will admit, my drawings aren't fantastic but they are actually really useful for remembering my dreams. I can remember some of the dreams I've recorded in my journal just by looking at the pictures.

Anyone else do this too? Or do you use other things instead of just writing? I'd love to know!
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Re: Drawing your dreams instead of writing them - Dream Jour

Postby DreamerMan99 » 28 Jun 2013 15:17

I do the exact same thing - whenever I have something that will be a pain in the ass to explain, i simply just draw it. I have a strong photographic memory so i can see those things in my head easily again, and its a lot faster and enjoyable than writing.

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Re: Drawing your dreams instead of writing them - Dream Jour

Postby HAGART » 28 Jun 2013 19:19

I wish I could draw a painting an convey the entire dream in a single work of art. Instead of reading pages I would simply look at the painting and remember the dream with that. Or maybe a detailed account written on the back as well. Words don't always do a dream justice.

But I can't draw well enough to do that.

However, I do make doodles to help explain. Especially when I see a gadget that is not like anything in real life. Or try to read words that look like alien hieroglyphs, I try to draw them to give an idea. I could spend a thousand words trying to explain it, but a picture can do it so much better.
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Re: Drawing your dreams instead of writing them - Dream Jour

Postby torakrubik » 28 Jun 2013 22:44

Yeah i draw to aid my journal entries. With dreams, a picture really is often worth a thousand words!
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Postby taniaaust1 » 29 Jun 2013 04:22

:) HAGART does what I do. I will draw any inventions I see in dreams (I saw another one recently which I'd love to be able to market in real life as its doable and a great invention) and also symbols or alien writing, those things always get drawn.

Occassionally if a scene really grabbed me as it was in some way very weird eg a weird creature or hard to describe.. I'll try to paint it.
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Re: Drawing your dreams instead of writing them - Dream Journal

Postby Claire » 26 Mar 2018 15:10

I started doing this dreams project last February. The dreams, awakenings and nightmares have given my really bad anxiety throughout my life.
Now I figured out that if I paint them and give it the attention it requires, I basically have a load off my shoulder and less anxiety to carry. It is insane on how this is helping me cope with the horrific experiences I have to deal with every night. So far I have only 4 pieces, you can check them out in my Instagram. Project starts from the 5th image. https://www.instagram.com/claire.azzopardi/
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Re: Drawing your dreams instead of writing them - Dream Journal

Postby LDer Charles » 28 Mar 2018 18:32

Thanks! I tried this for a little while and even put some on Youtube


My only thing was I eventually got bored somehow. I forgot why, but I only kept up with this drawing practice for a few weeks. Maybe I will try to get back into it. just like OP said, i still have the drawings, and even though they are not professional quality, the whole dream could flash back to my mind after just looking at them for a few seconds.

It was fun to draw them too. I wonder why I stopped. Sometimes my inner critic is too harsh when I draw and I guess after a while I give up again.
Here is a link to my dream journal if you want to know what I am up to in the dream world! :)

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