Some stuff I learned in China that could help you too

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  • 3-year-olds have a lot to teach me about drawing.
  • Chinese people rarely eat rice.  Or dog.
  • Digitizing your entire life is efficient and modern and smart. Until you can’t get online.
  • 10-year-olds can draw with a dip pen and a fountain pen.
  • Strangers are almost always helpful and friendly, especially if they have no idea what you are saying.
  • You can live happily without seat belts, helmets, or walk signs.
  • When you’re four, you’ll draw anything fearlessly. When you’re nine, you’d like to learn to draw real things but deep down would just as soon draw stick figure armies.  At thirteen, all that matters is what others think. At seventeen, you are obsessed with technique and your imagination is a liability.
  • Committing to eating new things doesn’t have to extend to donkey meat, bullfrog, or turtle.

If you’d like to learn even more stuff about all sorts of things, hurry and enroll for the best semester yet of Sketchbook Skool.  See you in klass!

7 thoughts on “Some stuff I learned in China that could help you too”

  1. “At thirteen, all that matters is what others think. At seventeen, you are obsessed with technique and your imagination is a liability.”!!!!! OMG I need to print this post too!!! All of it!!! It is brilliant !!!
    My house is full off framed quotes of your writings! Someone is worry I listen too much to what you are saying :))) hihi
    My friends got use with me : if I don’t talk about you, I talk about Mika hahaha. At least I’m consistent :0)
    We are so lucky to have you Danny !!

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  2. Sadly, I can’ join this semester, because I’m going to be in Italy at a watercolor painting workshop. Isn’t that too bad??? I’ll jump back in for the next class. Great post.

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  3. Ha, I really like this post. Every place has stereotypes. Stereotypes come from real things but can take over and broaden to unrealistic amounts. But I like your take:). I will be coming back to your site.

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