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Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you're no Leonardo da Vinci

Drawing is a Natural Process

For centuries, schools have established the normal, natural process of drawing as an art, like painting. Drawing as a creative process is forgotten and distorted beyond recognition.

People see it as a professional skill, whereas it is about freedom, creativity and a way to observe and learn about the world around us.

Drawing is about the process, without any need of 'performing' or receiving any evaluation.

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Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you're no Leonardo da Vinci

Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you're no Leonardo da Vinci

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Key Ideas

Drawing as a Tool

  • Drawing is a problem-solving visual tool. It helps us think better and provides clarity to a cluttered mind.

  • Authentic pen and paper drawing help us break free from the limiting domains of technology which digital tools like Google image search or drawing software provide, indirectly hindering our creativity.

  • Drawing also makes us slow down, observe and pay attention.

  • Drawing promotes close observation, analytical thinking, patience, and even humility, making it one of the best ways to learn.

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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)

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.

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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