Although our world is increasingly screen driven and digital (earning the latest generation of children the moniker of “digital natives”) learning how to draw with pencil and paper at a young age can inspire a young brain to think creatively. 

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Learning to sketch or scamp or doodle or scribble – even at a basic level – has many great benefits for children. It can help them improve concentration and focus, inspire cognitive motor skills, improve memory recall, but more than that, learning to draw can lay a foundation of confidence, memory and cognition that lasts a lifetime.

The ability to draw can help a child visualise problems and allow them to learn on terms that make sense to them. They can validate their thinking more easily, form a sense of scale and resolve confusion with teachers or peers. In later life, being able to articulate oneself clearly, communicate an idea or sketch out a concept can win the day in social and career situations.

There are lots of “drawing” apps available for mobile and tablets, however, using a pencil/pen and paper to draw is still the best for stirring up a kid’s imagination. Here’s a quick SparkHub tutorial. All you’ll need is a sketch pad, a pencil and some shading pens.

1) Start with basic 2D shapes

Being able to draw a square or circle already begins to open lots of options for the imagination.

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2) Add a little 3D perspective

With a bit of shading and shadow, those simple objects start to enter the 3D world.

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Drawing

Drawing

Drawing

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3) The basics can then be scaled

Even just using squares and circles, you can begin to sketch out a simple idea.

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Drawing

4) Take things to the next level

With foundations in place, it’s an easy hop to start bringing a basic idea to life.

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Drawing

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Where it can all lead

Here are some examples of our CEO Allen’s work in the advertising space. As you can see, once you master the basics of drawing, the possibilities are endless.

Andrea Minetti

Andrea Minetti

Andrea Minetti

Andrea Minetti

More of Allan’s work:

Portfolio: www.inkspot.it →
Comics: www.bloginkspot.tumblr.com →


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