five-line self-portrait
Wednesday November 23rd 2005, 5:22 pm
Filed under: thinking...

a great exercise, suggested in daniel pink’s book, , in his portfolio of suggestions to increase your aptitude in the area of “symphony” (being able to orchestrate divergent things into a cohesive whole):

for those of you with more curiosity than patience [when it comes to learning to draw], consider playing around with a five-line self-portrait — that is, drawing your self-portrait using only five lines. it’s a great big-picture exercise and plenty of fun.

there used to be a cool website ( that walked you through the process and showed a bunch of examples; but it seems to have gone dormant.

i could see this being a fun exercise to use in youth ministry, to get kids thinking about themselves. it would be a good activity when talking about self-image, or identity, or other subjects.

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Nicely done.

Comment by Jon Knapp 11.23.05 @ 5:56 pm

Wow, just think of what you could have done with 6!

Comment by Aaron 11.23.05 @ 8:22 pm

Marko, I missed being able to blog through the convention. I experienced some technical difficulties, but I wanted to share my overall thoughts. They are lengthy, but I hope helpful in terms of feedback. Excellent convention as always. Thanks for all you do.

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