What I Wish I Knew a Year Ago About how to think when you draw
- October 22, 2022
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We are born with a brain that is already wired with a variety of abilities. Some of these abilities we consciously learn, some we acquire as a natural part of life. From the moment we are born, we must learn to use our brain for a variety of tasks. Even though we are born able to do these tasks, we have to be able to think and reason about them as well. We cannot think, reason, or act without the ability to draw.
One of the most important things that we have to learn as kids is to think and reason for ourselves. In order to do this, we need to develop the ability to form, or “draw,” pictures. We have to learn how to draw lines and shapes, how to draw with the proper perspective, and how to draw shapes and patterns that are relevant to the task at hand.
It’s one of the most important things we have to teach ourselves as children, too. I hate saying it because this is the part we don’t get a lot of practice in. But it’s a necessity, as it’s not only good for kids to learn how to draw, but it’s also a part of drawing that we still aren’t very good at.
For me, drawing is a form of visual literacy, not just because it can be used to create and express ideas verbally, but also because it can help us learn to create and share visual stimuli with each other. The act of drawing in my own life is one of the most important ways that I learn to articulate myself.
I recently started drawing a new character for my art channel, a character I have been building since I was ten. He is a ninja who is all about the Zen of life and how to make good decisions. He is a character who is not afraid to be himself and be the best he can be and I am very proud of him. My goal in drawing is to bring out his inner ninja.
I found this quote by my good friend (and fellow Ninja) Jason Fettner, a talented artist also on my channel, particularly useful: “The art in the world is not a result of some external power or force, some external force that brings in a little bit of creativity and a little bit of self-expression; it is the result of the power of the human heart.
I think this is a great quote because when you are drawing you have to make a conscious decision to create something as unique and memorable as the character you are representing. Even something as simple as drawing a line can make a difference in the outcome of a drawing. When you add in the right mix of expression and detail you can make a drawing that will stand out to people.
In this case, the line that you drew in the middle of the comic was a great representation of what I think a great comic could be. It is a simple yet powerful idea. This is what makes comics so great, and it’s why I like drawing comics.
The importance of this line becomes obvious in the comic’s story. When I drew it, I was focusing on its significance in the story of the characters and the context of the story. In the story’s ending, my line was drawn at the end of the conversation. It shows that the line is a reference to the story’s ending.
This could be seen as a way to avoid confusion in storys context, or it could be seen as an example of the two ways that creators of comics can use to highlight their message.