Big progress from Kasra: « I do not believe in innate talent. »

Hello !

It’s Chou-Tac,

I remember how much important it was for me to be inspired from other student to boost my motivation. Because I wanted to reach their level, I was drawing more often and keep looking at what techniques they were using.

This is why today, I would like to introduce you Kasra Sadeghian, who has been sketching a lot recently and since keep rising his level.

Kasra is a VIP member of my course Sketch Like The Pros, and also Bring Your Sketch Alive Private group. Where he get my design sketching lessons and feedbacks.

Even though he started to sketch pretty “late”, he’s one of the most active student. He has shown up big progression in a short amount of time.

There is no innate talent involved. It was about technique, passion and taking action.

“Success is about Work, Quality Method and Passion.”

Kasra, can you tell us about you in few words.

I’m a Canadian born, UK educated industrial designer working in the US and Canada. I studied Industrial Design for my BA at Humber School of Applied Technology in Toronto, and my MA at Northumbria University.

How Kasra did a big jump in his sketching skills in less 1 month

How Kasra did a big jump in his sketching skills in less 1 month

What are you hobby ?

My Hobbies are cooking, gardening, and making leather goods.

What makes you thrill about Design ?

What I really like about design is the continuous change and innovation that happens.
As designers we must always create new things to solve problems for people based on the latest technology. It could be solving an old problem with new technology or solving a completely new problem that was created due to new technology.

Kasra's sketching zone !

Kasra’s sketching zone !

How did you discover your passion for Design ? 

I fell in love with design when I first saw the Apple iMac G3. I was so amazed by how it looked.

It was roughly the same time when most households started to get internet connectivity, therefore, I could search the computer, who made it, who designed it, and what design and Industrial Design was.

Electric toothbrush to exercise his ellipses on products

Electric toothbrush to exercise his ellipses on products

Do you talk about Design and design sketching with your friends ?

I sometimes talk about design and design sketching with my friends. Mainly old classmates and colleagues but I also love to learn and talk to people about things I know nothing about.

I enjoy talking to Engineers, people in medicine, teachers, tradesman, and other craftsman. It really helps spawn my curiosity and creativity.

Side view study thumbnail before going to perspective view

Side view study thumbnail before going to perspective view

You are progressing pretty well and fast.
Is there any particular sketching technique you apply and recommend ?

The sketching technique that has helped the most is practice at least 15 minutes a day and try not to draw with too much of a heavy hand.

Though they sound simple, there are actually fairly hard to do.

You have to commit to draw everyday and continuously remind yourself to draw lighter. I feel once you have those then everything else becomes a little bit easier.

Box study with projected shadow on ground

Box study with projected shadow on ground

When did you start sketching ?

I started to sketch fairly late.
When I started school. I would sketch side views of cars as a kid but I did not do serious sketching until university. Even then, University did not teach sketching and drawing very well.

I really had to search on my own how to get better and continuously try to improve.

Enhancing the composition with "distorted" perspective.

Enhancing the composition with “distorted” perspective.

Do you believe in innate talent ? And do you think anyone can learn how to sketch ?

I do not believe in innate talent. I believe in practice and hard work. Yes some people can pick up sketching a little bit quickly than another person but the person that keeps practicing and improving will get a head in the end.

The person who is good early on may not understand hard work. However, the person that keeps practicing and pushing to improve will eventually surpass everyone else.

Playing with viewpoint with the GoPro sketching tutorial

Playing with viewpoint with the GoPro sketching tutorial

 

What’s your dream or future plan ?

I would like to keep being able to design products as a profession and design products that can have a greater impact on society and touch many peoples lives.

Bonus:

Can you send us a picture of your sketching space and/or sketching tools ?

My sketching spaces and sketching tools, attached below, are my personal desk, my back garden, PaperMate pen, Copic Brush pen, and Pilot Twin Marker.

Kasra Favourite tools: Pilot Twin Marker, Papermate ball point pen, Copic Multiliner SP

Kasra Favourite tools: Pilot Twin Marker, Papermate ball point pen, Copic Multiliner SP

If you could draw something and make it become reality. What would it be ?

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p dir=”ltr”>If I could draw something and make it reality, it will be something in the field of the music.
Maybe, headphones or a speaker…

If I could draw an electronic device or even a yard tool and see it being used my an individual that would be really cool.

Where can we see more about your work ? Your website, Facebook, Instagram… ?

You can see my work at www.kasra-sadeghian.com.
My website is continuously updated when new projects are released.

You can visit Kasra Sadeghian online portfolio

You can visit Kasra Sadeghian online portfolio

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About The Author

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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