Sketching

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viget.com

Improve Your Sketching by Shamelessly Copying

Recently, I held an internal microclass focused on learning to sketch. Like many similar tutorials, I described the fundamentals of drawing, including how complex shapes can be constructed from the four primitives: ...

thetinydesigner.com

Ugly Sketches Are Better

What role should sketching have in the design process? Sharing beautiful sketches is a source of pride for many designers. Do a quick search on Dribbble and you’ll find countless gorgeous sketches ...

invisionapp.com

Design lessons from Dave Grohl

Last summer, I crossed an item off my bucket list: I saw the Foo Fighters live. Dave Grohl, the band’s lead singer and guitarist, is an extraordinary artist, musician, and performer. It’s ...

iconutopia.com

6 Reasons Why Sketching Is Important

You often ask me if I sketch my icons first, and how important sketching in general is. Well, let me tell you without a shadow of a doubt – sketching is an ...

medium.com

Holding Off on High Fidelity

Growing up, my father was an illustrator. Sketching and drawing was part of our household. The recognizable squeak of a Xylene Design marker on a Graphics 360 pad is a fond childhood ...

tradesy.com

Designing By Hand in the Digital Age

There are those in the digital design community who don’t start in pixels, but instead start with pencils. I am one of those. In fact, the digital design tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Fireworks, ...

medium.com

What I Drew From Sketching

You’re a designer, you can draw, right? Only if you want sloppy uneven lines and disproportional surfaces. I can draw, but that doesn’t mean it looks good. I’ve never been a sketcher ...

sketchnote-love.com

Sketchnote Love

Hi, I’m Nadine – a visual designer, illustrator, typelover and Sketchnoter. Some time ago, I came across the topics Sketchnotes and Graphical Recording at a conference, and wondered why I hadn’t stumbled ...

atendesigngroup.com

Iterative Sketching

Photoshop is a pretty sophisticated piece of software, but let’s face it — it’s not super speedy and presents a handful of limitations when it comes to getting your ideas out. I ...

uie.com

6 Tips for Organizing Sketched Artifacts

Sketches enable us to quickly depict and share ideas with each other, but are also considered disposable. Sketches represent an intermittent state leading to something better, more refined. As artifacts, they are ...