As children, we used to draw non-stop. Right on our walls, on our breakfast tables, on the paper napkins. Even, we used to scribble naughty drawings about our teachers or friends on the blackboards to make them embarrass. Haven’t we all done that? Well, at least some must admit. While mugging up important notes we used to organize each and every point as mind-maps and imagery — why? Because these used to give us the pointers if we forget the mug-up in the exam hall.
But, what happened when we grew up? We all wanted to be Picasso, Leonardo-Da-Vinci or a Michelangelo with our drawings, or we were forced to be one. And, when we found we were no match to the great masters, we all stopped drawing. We even stopped scribbling on papers. We started telling ourselves “Drawing is not for grownups.” What happened in that? We not only forgot to draw simple things, but we also forgot to imagine. We forgot to convey our BIG ideas in the board room or in front of a business investor.
While conducting workshops at various colleges, education institutes and organisations I have come to hear several times that “I Can’t Draw.” I have also noticed that various wonderful ideas had hit the dust or didn’t get funding purely because the investors or the board members couldn’t visualise the idea in totality. It’s sad isn’t it?
But the Good NEWS is that “We all can draw” in our subconscious mind. It is not about the quality of the drawing that we are talking over here. It is connecting with each other through your drawings. Ever wondered how “Cave men” used to communicate without been able to speak? That’s the power of an image. After all, “Imagination” has the word image in it.
How many of you will Dare to Draw with me?
Let’s start with small things. Since we all love texts, we will start with first three alphabets of English Language — A, B, & C. And in the process will also use some others. But I will only restrict myself to alphabets. Are you game?
Simple isn’t it?
Let’s loosen up a bit more. Ok? Let’s draw some faces. Seems tough? Not really. Just follow my steps.
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Just before ending this Article, I would like you to keep this thought in your mind. Images do not only make ideas stand out they also help us memorise points much faster and in effective way.
Author: Tridib Ghosh
— Empowering people & Organisations through Visual Collaborations