As I am going to reopening the registration soon, I thought it would be good to show you a real example that anybody can sketch.
If you want to make progress, you CAN’T just keep practicing everyday. There is 2 more ingredients to the recipe of success. You need also:
- Clear methods going through the basics
- But also focus.
This is what our young aspiring designers Lucas gathered these last 3 months. Let me share with you more about his story.
Lucas’ story and testimonial about the course Sketch like the Pros.
Lucas looked for the past 3 years information about How to learn sketching. He started to make significant progress with The Design Sketchbook’s online course. 🙂
Not that the course is reopening this week ! The registration are opened for 7 days only, until Tuesday 25th October. CLICK HERE to get all the details and register. See you there ! 🙂
Lucas is the youngest and one of the most determined member.
He keeps improving along the weeks going through the lessons and exercises delivered.
Even though it is a 10-month course, Lucas Hippolyte (I interviewed in last December as being the youngest member) has just sent me few cool pictures he made – that make a huge difference compared to 3 months ago when he just started.
Last week-end he made a big step in his progress. Of course, it is not yet stabilised – he will need to keep going and carry on exploring to integrate his “new discoveries”.
You know that feel when you did something great and you surprise yourself ? Haha.
But it’s not the time to rest on its laurels ! (Common beginner’s mistake to stagnation). Instead, Lucas was taking this first big improvement as a motivation boost to challenge the next thing. There is still so many more things to learn ! I am pretty sure Lucas will take this path.
Flashback 3 months ago
When Lucas just started the course. He kept sketching and filled more than 100 pages of ellipses, straight lines, circles… within the first month.
We go through all of them so he could fix his mistakes on the spot. To communicate we use the communication software for designers: SKETCHDRIVE. (Thank you Martijn and Marten, founder of Sketchdrive!)
AFTER 3 months
It’s a pretty common thing to rise by level. Stagnate – Rising – Stagnate – Rising… And Lucas just started to enter in his next level.
Below, he still carry on training on the basics drawing ellipses and cylinders (which is a great exercise to warm-up).
Random 3D volume
Below a method of “Random creativity” where you draw random lines, then add some contour lines to create 3D volumes.
It’s recommended to use reference pictures to get inspired from. For this exercise, there is no copy/paste of the full product, we like to import and mix details to create new things.
On this picture below, Lucas get inspired from the sketch I made in the video tutorial. He fed his memory of forms and throw his lines with a great dynamic.
It is definitely encouraging and I am pretty happy to see his involvement is giving him results and confidence.
What Lucas should do next ?
Keep exploring and fail as many time as he can. So he will continue to build his thick skin and grow his skills.
Congrats Lucas. Keep going !
Feel free to leave your comments and questions to Lucas below, I am sure he will be glad to answer you.
Or if you would like to get in touch with him by email, you can send me a message at [email protected].