”This past week has been very exciting with the launch of the course |SKETCH LIKE THE PROS|. It’s a real pleasure to see such enthusiasm from so many people around the world who share the same passion for Design Sketching. I would like to thank all of you for your awesome support for this project. I officially start the course today with the students, a great and exciting journey is starting :D. Even though I will be taking special care of my students, I will still remain giving you guys a lot of free content on the blog 🙂 Stay tuned !“
May I share with you How we can train our brain to think faster at getting ideas?
As a beginner, we often face the blank page. We just start a project that our mind suddenly seams so empty we could hear the crickets. 😛 It is sometime source of stress or impatience. But don’t worry it’s normal. Getting ideas can be trained. Let me share you a technique I personally like as it gives us a lot freedom.
If you are new at Photoshop, feel free to get introduced to Photoshop brushes here:
Explore ideas like how you could do with a Brainstorming. It’s somehow like a “Visual brainstorming” though. Most innovations come from idea association. That’s what we are going to work on.
This exercise use the Random product technique we saw in a previous article. The trick here is to keep drawing having your pen always in movement as well as you ideas will flow in your mind. (As usual do not use any eraser as it will stop your flow of ideas). Before starting, gather few inspiration pictures you like. Keep them in front of you, and spot some interesting details before starting to sketch for a couple of minutes. Then start ! From there you associate, dissociate, transform, extract the elements and import them in your sketches. Do not remain on only one sketch, do a few or as many as you can. Anytime, feel free to go back to a previous one or even combine the sketches you have done together. It’s really free !
Basically, when you will get more practice and experience, while you will draw your line, your brain will be already thinking at the next move and idea to draw. So you will be continuously sketching new ideas.
For now the products you will draw may not make sense for the real world application – as you will more or less gather the elements randomly. But as soon as your brain will be more used to this “flow of ideas routine”, you will be even more prepared the day you have to follow guidelines. It will help you to push the limits. That’s how you will rise your chances to add in unexpected touch to the project. 🙂
As a Bonus,
I added a quick tutorial about Digital rendering with Photoshop. Let me know if it’s something that interest you. If you are, let me know in the comments, so I will do some more.
VIDEOS IN PICTURE BELOW:
Now, lets continue to create keeping that flow ! 😀
Quick render with Photoshop – Light & shadow.
Leave me a comment, and see you for the next tuorial !