Sometime when we face a blank page, we wonder what to draw.
There is a simple solution to get started – and create that “spark of inspiration”. It’s Draw your house. I mean pick up anything you like in your house, and draw it. You can decide to draw as it is, or modify or maybe mix it with something else to create something new.
I am thinking to do that experiment one time in a while choosing something I have around me and make a sketching demo with it. I could share with you the process I use depending of the object. Some of you told me that the demo you find are time lapse videos without narration. So you couldn’t find them much useful unfortunately. If I can, I will try to add some narration, otherwise I will add at least some additional written comment on the video to illustrate my thoughts.
Today, I start sketching with the [DRAW my HOUSE] challenge – my EPSON printer that is also a scanner.
First video of Draw my house challenge !
You will see the term of Ugly doodles. It’s about starting with a sketch that is purposely innacurate. The first sketches aim to feed my brain of precious information: I roughly try to memorize through these quick sketches, the elements, functions, and quick proportions.
If I would skip that step, trying to draw perfect and nice in one shot, I may fail quite a good number of time. Then I may lose confidence thinking I can’t draw… So, the trick here to avoid that and draw with more confidence is to learn sketching with Ugly doodles. They help you to better prepare your mind before trying to make a nice sketch.
Remember that these few minutes of preparation may save you many hours.
I definitely recommend you guys to try. Feel free to send me some of your sketches from the “Draw my house” experiment. I could publish some of yours and share some sketching points.
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