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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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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.

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.

Harnessing A Creative Spark
Harnessing A Creative Spark
  • We would want to be ready when creativity strikes, much as we do not know when and where that will happen.
  • A simple, profound idea, if caught and built upon, can become a big project or even the work of a lifetime.
Creative Spark: Write It Down
  • One has to pay attention to one’s thought patterns, looking for innovative connections and sparks that the world is whispering to us.
  • When inspiration comes, It also helps to write the stuff down, or take notes in a notes app on the laptop/phone.
  • If writing is not possible, dictate on the phone audio recorder.
Creative Spark: Creating Boundaries
  • If the project that you want to start based on the idea is made public, it can help us take it more seriously due to the accountability and peer pressure that comes with a public visibility.
  • If the project does not have clear-cut deadlines and parameters, it helps to assign one to yourself, as having clear-cut goals (restrictions) are actually good for creative, unexpected results.