Meetup #16: Drawing Basics - Expressing Ideas in Pictures

  • Feb 26, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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Did you know that almost 75% of the neurons in our brain that process sensory information - smell, taste, touch, hearing, sight - are dedicated to vision? Our brains are wired for visual images!!! This fact makes expressing ideas in pictures a key skill in driving innovation.

Do you wish you could draw better? Do you want to feel confident in expressing your ideas through pictures? Join us for an evening of basic drawing that will boost your creative confidence. This hands-on session will begin with basic drawing skills and end with creating storyboard sketches.

Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin, says the following about developing ideas:

  • There is no more powerful way to discover a new idea than to draw a simple picture
  • There is no faster way to develop and test an idea than to draw a simple picture
  • There is no more effective way to share an idea with people than to draw a simple picture

We will be raffling off a few copies of Dan Roam's Unfolding the Napkin to help you further develop your drawing skills after you leave the session!

Session Agenda
6:45pm - Networking and Introductions
7:00pm - Session Overview
7:05pm - Drawing Basics - Get your pencils ready!
8:05pm - Storyboarding Activity
8:50pm - Discussion, Raffle and Future Topics

This fun yet practical session will be led by DT:DC members Rajan Sedalia and Arty Rivera!

Rajan Sedalia blends the boundaries of industrial design, graffiti art and comics.  His perspective of the world produces a vision across various disciplines. He stays tuned in to our dreams and desires and debacles, which he translates with passion and humor. highlights a range projects recognized by PBS, Newsweek and CBS Evening News.

Want to help with this session?

Are you a drawing/sketching expert and want to get involved? We are seeking a few people to help facilitate the session.  Please email one of organizers if you are interested in helping facilitate this session.

Sapient is located on the 4th floor of the building and there is a parking deck in the building and a parking lot across the street.  The Courthouse Metro (Orange Line) is also across the street.

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  • Andres

    Really enjoyed practicing a way of thinking and processing that I haven't been familiar with since my childhood. Loved being reminded of the value of it.

    February 27, 2013

  • Bob K.

    Had to leave early -- learned a lot. Thoughty!

    February 26, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Some more ways to feel reality! Great presenter, group and organizers, as well as hosts. Thanks for all your juice and service.

    February 26, 2013

  • Stephanie R.

    A big THANK YOU goes out to Rajan for facilitating a great session!! You were awesome! Thanks to Sapient for being amazing sponsors! You guys rock!

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Gary!

    Imagine a drawing which expresses "wonderful!"

    February 26, 2013

  • karen b.

    I have to finish up a project so I'll miss it. See you all soon.

    February 26, 2013

  • Melissa R.

    Sorry- have a conflict. Have fun!

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to travel, bummed to miss it.

    February 24, 2013

  • Stephanie R.

    I would like to kindly ask everyone to stop using the comment function. It spams everyone's email and we can't turn it off. We have received a number of complains about this. Please use the message board to communicate with the community and email one of the organizers if you have questions. Thank you!!

    February 23, 2013

  • Sean R

    I have to be out of town and won't be showint up.

    February 19, 2013

  • Nahal

    I look forward to seeing you all there!

    February 8, 2013

  • Peggy S.

    Great topic; thank you!

    February 6, 2013

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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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