PLAYING WITH SKETCHES PDF
Playing with Sketches: 50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists Flexibound – December 1, Playing with Sketches is a hands-on, fun approach to exploring drawing principles. This book features creative, adaptable ideas, and numerous examples of designers and artists. Playing with Sketches is a collection of fun drawing exercises and projects designed to keep your hands moving, and minds wandering. Yesterday's mail brought an exciting arrival, the book Playing with Sketches, a book by illustrator (and head of MICA's illustration MFA program).
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5 days ago Playing With Sketches 50 Creative Exercises For Designers - [Free] Playing Artwork Gallery | VK Cody Choi (PDF) The Mechanical Design. subscribed unsubscribe 15k hqsit9quvtjk pdf playing with sketches 50 creative exercises for designers and artists paperback get pdf playing with sketches PDF | 55+ minutes read | DESIGNERS sketch. One reason they sketch is that they design Thus, sketches serve to amplify a designer's imagination and relieve.
Playing with Sketches
Using pencil sketches, I generated a variety of initial sketches to zero in on a specific sweater concept, then iterated with Daniel to get the shape and details just right before jumping into Illustrator to finalize the artwork and colors: Fig 7. Red Sweater Software logo concept sketches with detailed notes.
Daniel was pleased to see how sketching ideas helped accelerate finding the perfect sweater shape for the logo. The original application was functional but needed better flow and a design touch. Using sketches, I was able to show developer Chad Sellers a variety of options for UI controls and structure before we moved to the visual mockup and prototyping stage.
Fig 8. A pencil sketch with notes began the process of redesigning the Pear Note user interface. Sketches allowed me to visually capture and share my design ideas with Chad. Chad was happy with the final results and has found the redesign of the UI very helpful in bringing new users to his refreshed application. Fig 9.
Various Postbox mailbox ideas were explored as sketches, long before building the icon with pixels. Creating sketches to explore many ideas both good and bad was very helpful to the Postbox team.
If we had a crazy idea, it was relatively easy to sketch it out and see if the idea would hold up to scrutiny. A collection of tools section14 Whenever I talk sketching, the questions eventually turn toward tools I use and recommend.
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While I have my own personal favorites, I encourage you to explore and try new tools for yourself, until you find the best fit for your own needs.
I prefer a wider 0. Pencils: I prefer mechanical pencils in a softer lead like HB and B, because those leads help me to stay loose when sketching. My favorite pencil is the Faber-Castell eMotion with large 1. A thick pencil also lets me add rich solid lead very quickly. Paper: Paper can be personal and depends very much on the pen, pencil, or marker you plan to use with it.
Generally I prefer smooth paper that has enough weight to keep sketches from showing through to the back of the sheet. Books: Moleskine sketchbooks and notebooks are always a great choice for pencil and pen, though thinner paper in the notebook can bleed through on markers and some pens.
For that reason I prefer the thicker sketchbook paper. I also like the Miquelrius graph softcover books, Behance Dot Grid books , Rhodia graph pads , and the more obscure Maruman Mnemosyne Imagination notebook from Japan, which features graph paper and a wonderfully smooth paper surface. The advantage of a book is that your sketches all stay together in a nice package for presentations, yet can be removed if needed.
Whiteboards: This is a great sketch surface that allows for easy erasure. The challenge here is to make sure you have fresh makers—dried out dry erase markers are no fun. Chalkboards: I had a recent experience with chalk sketching at the 37signals office. At first, the chalk and chalkboard surface felt strange, but I came to like the loose feel after working with them for a day.
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My fingers seem to work reasonably well for loose sketch work too. The Fear of Sketching by Yaron Schoen: Yaron talks about how he fell away from sketching to the point that he felt fearful of it and how he overcame those fears to begin sketching again. Pretty Sketchy by Jason Santa Maria: Jason talks about the importance of sketching for thinking—not artistic beauty.
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A variety of ideas, quickly section3 Sketching is great for rapid idea generation. The advantage of a book is that your sketches all stay together in a nice package for presentations, yet can be removed if needed. Well then, allow me to recommend to you the Concept Canvas. Then try again. Writing Try to write all time or at least most part of the day in english. There's only one way you can pass this test. Daniel was pleased to see how sketching ideas helped accelerate finding the perfect sweater shape for the logo.
A thick pencil also lets me add rich solid lead very quickly.