This week I watched two different TED talks from Ole Qvist-Sørensen and Graham Shaw on drawing more and why people believe they can’t draw. I got out my pen and paper to follow along and actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I do find it interesting that as we get older, many adults start to feel less creative and that we cannot draw. I would have previously grouped myself in with those that can’t draw, but after participating in the activities of the second video, I think my characters turned out pretty well!
I think having the mindset that I can draw will be very beneficial to me in the future at my current workplace. I sit in many meetings on a daily basis that sometimes require developing plans of action. Drawing on a white board can help make our plans more visual and more memorable. As I demonstrate in my How To Make Toast drawing below, it doesn’t have to be overly complicated.
One of my personal struggles when getting started with projects, such as in the course, is where to begin. Drawing my ideas down on paper will help my brainstorming and creativity before I ever launch Photoshop or Illustrator. This can also help expedite the technical aspect since I’ll already know what I want to create before I sit in front of my computer.