How to Use Drawings to Boost Your Imagination

Learning how to draw Rakugaki, a Japanese drawing style

Sandoche ADITTANE
Learning Lab

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Four years ago, I started the Learning Lab challenge 🚀, basically every 1 or 2 months I learn about a new topic and build something related to this topic. I don’t have a strict criteria to choose a topic, it depends on how I feel, the skills I want to develop, the new innovations to explore, or it can be just about my level of curiosity. As a developer and designer, I wanted to deepen my design skills. I thought that learning how to draw could help with that 🤔.

A few years ago, I went to a design fair in Paris and I found on a booth a book called “Become a Rakugaki expert: Develop your imagination through drawing”.

Cover of the book — Source: https://editions-b42.com/produit/devenir-un-expert-du-rakugaki/

I opened it to check inside and it just looked amazing 🤯. It was a book about using this Japanese drawing style called Rakugaki§. I wrote the name down and I said to myself, one day I will buy this book and learn Rakugaki.

Here we are now, on the path to learn Rakugaki, my 15th learning of the Learning Lab challenge.

Learning preparation

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Sandoche ADITTANE
Learning Lab

Hello, I’m Sandoche Adittane. I learn about one topic every month and write a post about it!