How to draw straight lines + the Common mistakes | TIP 150 | VIDEO

Today is the 1st video of a series of 6 videos illustrating the exercises from the Designer Starter Kit. If you haven’t done it yet, you can download the book. You will find there the essentials information needed such as how to hold you pen, the body posture, the ghost drawing… Oh, the book is free.

The Designer Starter Kit exercises in 6 videos:

  1. How to draw straight lines
  2. How to draw perfect square
  3. How to draw awesome circles
  4. How to sharpen your sense of proportion
  5. How to draw a cube with 1 point perspective
  6. How to draw a cube with 2 points perspective

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HOW TO DRAW STRAIGHT LINES WITHOUT ANY RULER

A straight line is the most basic component of drawing. To draw fast and efficient, it’s important to master it without any ruler.

How to draw straight lines without ruler + the common mistakes.


Tutorial in pictures below.

1 How to draw straight lines - Industrial design sketching
Add a cross

2 How to draw straight lines - Industrial design sketching
Add a 2nd cross within a random distance

3 How to draw straight lines - Industrial design sketching - Use the ghost drawing
To link the cross, use the ghost drawing : Simulate the movement before tracing.

4 How to draw straight lines - Industrial design sketching - Join both lines
Join the points.

5 How to draw straight lines - Industrial design sketching
Continue the process multiple times with different distance.

6 How to draw straight lines - Industrial design sketching - Stare at the end point
A simple trick: Stare at the end point just before tracing the line. Your pen tip will join it. It;s magic !

How to draw straight lines - recap
Quick review of the 4 steps.

7 How to draw straight lines - Industrial design sketching
You should have a “pretty” abstract piece of art hehe. Fill several pages of these to train your body to memorize the movement.

 

TIP: You can write down the date, keep it as an archive. Repeat the process one time in a while and look at your progression.

Hope it helps ! And see you for the video number 2 ! Once again, these videos are linked to the Designer Starter Kit. To enjoy the series of tutorials better, I recommend you guys to download it first.

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Chou-Tac

If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my career, I believe that they can also help you to learn, and help you with your projects. Whether Design is a job or a hobby it doesn’t matter, so long as you do what is important to you.

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