Draw more ideas with the random product technique + Photoshop quick render

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”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 !“


Today,
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:
http://www.thedesignsketchbook.com/tip-98-video-how-to-make-your-first-sketches-on-photoshop-interface-and-brush-introduction/

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:

1 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique

3 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
4 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
5 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
6 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
7 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique

Now, lets continue to create keeping that flow ! 😀

8 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
9 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
10 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
11 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique

11a How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
11b How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
11c How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique

12 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique

 

Quick render with Photoshop – Light & shadow.

13 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
14 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
15 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
16 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
17 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
18 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
19 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
20 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
21 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
22 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique
23 How to muliply your ideas fast with the random product technique

Leave me a comment, and see you for the next tuorial !

Cheers,
Chou-Tac

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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.

4 Comments

  • Andre

    Reply Reply November 14, 2015

    Hi CT!

    Sweet work! I wish one day to be able to sculpt volumes in such a way! I would defenetly like to see more of these videos, also on rendering techniques!

    Great work!

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply November 14, 2015

      Sure, you will. Make a try sketching on paper you will see.
      Well noted about the digital tools, thanks.
      🙂
      Cheers,
      Chou Tac

  • Roger Santos

    Reply Reply November 13, 2015

    Thank you for the great tips Chou-Tac! Very helpful. The quick tutorial video of rendering digitally with Photoshop is awesome! I would definitely like to see more videos of those with tips on Photoshop rendering. Great work 🙂

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply November 13, 2015

      Thank you Roger !
      Glad it was helpful. Well noted for Photoshop.

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