Drawing a Door on the Floor

When I was a kid, as little as 5 years old, I used white chalk to draw pictures on the floor.

Back then, I thought chalk was a magical tool, just like a wand to a magician.

This little piece of white brittle writing tool was introduced to me when I started my kindergarten.

Looking at teacher writing alphabets on blackboard made me wonder with thousands of “what-if.”

What if I draw an image of a small door on the cemented floor? Size preferably like mine.

Kid-size to be exact and to make sure no adult could enter through it.

How about drawing it just underneath the my bed? Secret only to me. No one else.

So, I drew and done a simple graphic drawings.

Based on my imagination, I would open the ‘door’ and discover an underground passage leading to a beautiful chamber filled with many toys. 

A long sliding tunnel going down so that I don’t need to walk and get tired soon before reaching the chamber.

Sounds brilliant!

Perhaps, that was too much of Alice-in-Wonderland tales on drawing a door.

Two years later, I learned from my primary one class teacher that a ‘door’ on the ground does exist.

The word for that ‘door’ is called a man-hole and underneath it has a labyrinth of sewers. Long winding pipes leading to the wastewater treatment plant.

Then I realised that was actually nothing magical about drawing a ‘door’ on the floor.

I never stopped drawing. I continued to use pencil to doodle on my jotter book.

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French humanist photographer

Drawings of Geometric Blocks with Shadows

basic sketching techniques shadows

Drawings of geometric blocks with added shadows can produce a better visual effect than just a plain flat image.

Shadow is a dark area produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

It is correct to say the brightest light casts the deepest shadow on any object. As for photography, the setting sun casts the longest shadow of all.

With the help of projection lines from geometric blocks, drawing of shadows have made it easier to produce.

The basic of adding shadows to drawings of cubic block and cylinder.

Quotes on My Notes

Quick post sharing some of the quotes on my notes.

>”All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

>”Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” –Chris Grosser

>”I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –Thomas A. Edison

>”No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

>”What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” –Oscar Wilde

>”If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” –Albert Einstein

>”Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –Lolly Daskal

>”Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs

>”I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” –Thomas Jefferson

>”The starting point of all achievement is desire.” –Napoleon Hill

>”Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” –Robert Collier

>”All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” –Michael John Bobak

>”Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” –Mark Twain

>”The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vidal Sassoon

>”Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ” –Les Brown

>”It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Anonymous

>”The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” –Colin R. Davis

>”Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” –Maya Angelou

>”The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” –Bruce Lee

>”There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.” –Roger Staubach

>”What would you do if you weren’t afraid.” –Spencer Johnson

>”You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” –Michael Jordan

>”Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryun

>”People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” –Dale Carnegie

>”You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” –Margaret Thatcher