Manage your motivation by preventing mistakes |TIP54

 

Do you know that drawing is also about motivation management?

I recommend to do not go into details too early. It is tempting but you need to resist. Work first on the main settings and make sure they are good enough to carry on. I rather do a major mistake of proportion at early stage, then redo. Than spending a lot of time on some beautiful details and realize later that the proportions are incorrect. Wasted effort. It may kill the motivation of the day!

CHOUTAC CHUNG – Street of Penang, Malaysia

I walked around the street of Georgetown area looking for a great spot. Here I found a pretty and quiet street. I could even draw sit on a bench under the shadow of a tree. Awesome! I don’t mind sketching sitting on stair steps, or even on the ground. However, they are not the most convenient to control your drawing lines.

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to enjoy drawing longer, spend some time at setting up your scene with the basics.

Let’s see in 3 pictures how I proceed:


1- Set up the perspective with the road and top line of the buildings.


2- Add the main buildings vertical lines to fix the main proportion.
I like to add roughly the advertising panels and windows to identify better each building.


3- Enjoy sketching the details. It is my favourite part. 🙂

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Chou-Tac

Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

2 Comments

  • Andrew Sharp

    Reply Reply October 26, 2014

    Great lesson thankyou 🙂

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