Posts Tagged ‘Sketching’

How to Sketch With Contour Lines

Video tutorial on how to sketch form quickly using simple contour lines.

How To Get Your Own Style

Periodically I get questions from students, professionals, and curious people, and sometimes, those questions get me thinking. Recently, I received a question about how to develop a style. It really got me thinking, because I’ve never tried to deduce the origins of style when it comes to sketching. It happens so subtly and naturally, that [...]

The Human Head

So we have been noticing a lot of work popping up on the forum for the competition! One of the things we also noticed was that some of the “head sketches” showing off the product need a little love. I know first hand that people can be very intimidating to sketch! So here is a [...]

Video tutorial: Form Development

As a designer it is important to be a form giver. One of the hardest things to do with a sketch is making something 2d appear 3d by giving it structure and a feeling of substance. Sometimes searching for form and developing surface is a matter of diving into some scrappy sketch exploration. This video [...]

News: Autodesk New Sketchbook Pro

SketchBook Pro is an incredibly easy and straight foward piece of sketching sofware available for Mac or PC. (seriously it will take you only a few hours to learn). The folks at Autodesk have been working hard to make it even better with an update version available soon! Our friend Chris Cheung over at Autodesk [...]

Sketchbook Update: Andres Parada

Andres Parada is at it again. We’re glad to have him on board and are excited to show off some more sketches that he’s added to the sketchbook section. He’s provided us with some exciting sketches as well as illustrations to add to the sketchbook. be sure to leave a comment on the site or [...]

Toolbox: Levels of Sketching

I’ve met alot of designers in my limited experience that complain about the “sketchers”. Sometimes designers with an aptitude for sketching get labeled as being shallow or non-creative. However, I see sketching as a means to and ends rather than the end all. When all is said and done, regardless of how flashy the sketch may be or how killer it may look, the essence of why we sketch ideas as designers is seeded in effectively communicating those ideas to our clients. Sketching is our language of communication.

Toolbox: Sketchbooks and why they matter

So, I sketch on the train. Yes, I am THAT guy. The one you think is looking at you, but you’re not really sure about it . . . Yep, the guy with the sketchbook. I take my sketchbook most places I go. Why you ask . . . well it’s really simple. I love [...]