1. It is fun!
2. Builds our decision-making ability
We make a lot of decisions consciously and unconsciously when we are drawing. Some of them are, what to draw, what to leave out, how hard should we press the pencil, at what angle do we draw this line, which part of the drawing should be drawn first, which area of drawing needs to be emphasized more and so on. This builds our decision making capability by the sheer practice of it. This improved decision-making ability helps us in other aspects of our life.
3. Helps solve problems
Once we draw different aspects of a problem on paper we see the contributing factors more clearly. The interconnections between the factors, their context, their relative importance and the scope of the problem become more evident. All this information that was hidden earlier comes to fore and we can take better-informed decisions. Who said drawing is only for visual artists? After all, problem solving is also an art!
4. Helps you to remember better
5. Develops observation skill
6. Boosts self-esteem
Wouldn't you feel more confident and good about yourself if you are able to draw well? This feeling boosts self-esteem. The more you draw, the better you get and higher is your self-esteem.
7. Reduces stress
Therapeutic benefits of art are well known. When you get engrossed in drawing activity, you get temporarily cut off from outside world and get in the state of 'zen'. It is like active meditation and this helps in reducing stress.
8. Develops the whole brain
Drawing is a right brain activity. Subjects like math, science and languages are mainly the functions of left brain. We learn a lot about them in our formal education system. Creativity, imagination, art and holistic thinking are mainly the domain of right brain. As with any muscle that gets stronger with use, the right brain also gets stronger due to the activity of drawing.
9. Develops focus
Drawing requires extended periods of concentrated work. This practice builds our ability to focus on an activity. Focus is extremely important for meaningful progress and success in any activity. This ability is rare but a must-have in this fast paced world filled with constant distractions.
10. Helps you grow professionally
If you can draw well, you can communicate visually and more effectively. You will grab and keep the viewer's attention longer. Longer attention to what you are saying means you have a better chance of convincing your point to your audience. Isn't that all marketing campaigns trying to do?
11. It is a universal language
12. Drawing is human
Every child draws. Our job is just to continue or relearn to draw because it is our nature. Self-expression is a human need and drawing is an easy way to do that.
If you are an artist or want to be one, drawing improves your paintings and even sculptures! So, draw, draw and draw some more!
I am sure everyone wants to have more fun, communicate more effectively, take better decisions, be more focused, get better results professionally and feel more human. So, drawing is good for everyone.
Place: You can draw at your desk, on the bus, while waiting for someone, on lunch table, in your bed or anywhere else where you can stand or sit still.
Time: This is a big one! I know you are busy but can you sit just 10 more minutes at your lunch table or spare 10 minutes before you go to sleep or at your morning tea/coffee? I am sure you can find those 10 minutes in your day.
Now I'll tell you about the courses I have developed on learning to draw, drawing exercises and developing a daily drawing practice.
3. If you want to get 30 simple drawing prompts and demos to improve drawing skills by drawing every day, "Start Your Daily Drawing Practice" is the class for you.