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How to start drawing

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How to start drawing
Five tactics to get you into the habit of drawing.

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Drawing doesn't have to be just an art

Drawing doesn't have to be just an art

Drawing doesn't have to be just about making art. Drawing is rather “a tool for learning above all else." (D.B. Dowd)

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The benefits of putting pen to paper

Drawing develops the capacity for close observation, introspection, patience, and humility.

Drawing is also an important problem-solving tool, because it helps you visualize ideas and concepts.

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Get in the habit of drawing

  • Sharing or even saving your doodles isn’t important. They also don't need to be finished.
  • Draw what’s in front of you. Any object will do.
  • If you’re stuck on finding a subject, follow a prompt ( e.g. Inktober’s “prompt list": words are meant to spark your imagination on each day of the month).
  • Try sketching your meeting notes. Use as few words as possible.
  • Start with something easy like drawing on a greeting card or drawing a small caricature of your face after your signature.

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“The significance of drawing in human history is not artistic; it has to do with the acquisition, consolidation and transmission of human knowledge. Drawing is about learning. Draw to understand, to record, to synthesize, not to perform. Draw to learn.”

D.B. Dowd

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