Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Piece of art

My rendezvous with art and art forms started and ended in school somewhere around the time I learnt to draw stick figures. After that anything that I tried to draw from object drawing to beautiful scenery all resembled my definition of modern art (read incomprehensible!). Though I loved drawing, I figured that I spent more time explaining "what I have drawn" than actually drawing it. Yeah, I did a little bit of drawing in my first year of engineering, but it was much more pleasant as it involved drafters, rulers, compasses and dividers and did not require anything that remotely resembled art.

So I was pleasantly surprised when I got an opportunity to make "posters" for a business plan that we had to make in our Innovation class. Its funny that in this world of computer presentations and animation we do not ever think of portraying our ideas in any other form! I was blessed with team mates who along with me agreed that we do not use any print outs on our posters and make them all "by hand". They also made me in charge of the "art department" (or the lack of it!).

Now having unlimited flip charts and dozens of sketch pens in my hand reminded me of my "stick figure" days again and in no time I came up with some sketches of our business plan. (Did I tell you that before the age of 3 all my sketches used to be on the walls of our family home? And well, most of them would be in the living room, so that everyone who came home could see? Show-off ain't I? :) !)

Funnily enough, we were the only team who thought of being "imperfect" by drawing all graphs by hand, and not using any computer magic whatsoever. This kinda made our poster to stand out as the only one without any finesse! Huh, so that's the story of my tryst with art lately. And here is me presenting in front of our final poster and also a part of the poster that shows what I actually drew :) !!

Business Plan presentation   The Idea!

And talking of Business plans reminds me that I have made 3 (totally unrelated!) business plans in the last 5 months. Ha ha, I figured that bull$..t comes to me naturally :) !!

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