I was looking for some vector tutorials for Illustrator backgrounds that I might use for comics when I stumbled upon 40+ Cartoon Character Illustration Tutorials. I’ve been doing a lot of drawing the past few years and these helped me realize I could also draw with Illustrator. Duh. I followed the Create a super-happy octopus character tutorial fairly […]
As a designer, I draw a lot, whether it’s visualizing a conversation or depicting an experience through a storyboard. To improve my skills, I’m taking a 12-week course at the San Francisco Art Institute. I am now halfway through the course. Here are some of my latest drawings.
A recent comment led me to Sketchcast.com, a tool that allows you to draw and record what you’re drawing, with the idea that the visualizations can help you communicate your ideas. As a designer who is always open to new methods of visualization and communication of ideas, I set up an account and created the […]
Our five-day drawing bonanza ended with empathetic form. In our case, that meant drawing our own hand. As usual, Mark was there to help. And I needed it, as I have a hard time figuring out how to portray the dimensions of shapes such as the hand. This week was the most fun for me. […]
Today we drew organic shapes, what Mark referred to as amorphic space. He asked us to start by drawing a sphere within a cube, which was kind of funny because he told some of us yesterday that it was an exercise he did with his undergrads for weeks that drove them crazy. Was he trying […]
As has been the case every week of the design fundamental course, each day we are forced to make leaps due to the time constraint. This has been working out so far, even though it always seems like a stretch when presented with the new task. Today we launched into drawing 3D objects. We first […]
Today, we tackled fat space, or cubic space. And the first thing we learned, after being asked to draw a cube, was that 90 percent of the class and likely most of the populous has an unrealistic idea of what a cube looks like on paper. Simply put, what you would likely draw as a […]