iteration mindset

How to Learn Drawing Faster (with the Iteration Mindset)

How long does it takes to get good flow, if one already have the knowledge of basics?

Today,
I give you 1 sketching rule
you absolutely need to learn from start.

Most beginners struggle at sketching.
Some evolve faster than others.

You wonder why.

Let me share with you how the main Sketching rule you need to adopt now to learn drawing efficiently and so much faster than you do now.

ocean woman
Learn how to draw without method,
is like crossing an ocean without knowing how to swim.

“How long does it takes to get a good flow, if one already has the knowledge of basics?”

To get a good flow (while you know your basics),
it can come pretty fast even in a few weeks only.

When you have the right method,
you feel like taking a massive shortcut.


MASTER RULE: ITERATE

We see below: The Iteration Mindset

the iteration mindset
Iteration Mindset
  1. Get out of your comfort zone
  2. Stay humble
  3. Take (calculated) risks
  4. Play

You lean a lot faster when you accept that making mistakes is part of the learning process since you know you about making “ITERATION”.

When you do a mistake,
you trace on top or redo without feeling guilty.

This is why in my tutorials and Product design sketching course, I recommend learning with a ballpoint pen.

  • No pencil
  • No eraser
  • No ruler.

1. Get out of your comfort zone.

Remember learning how to draw is a journey,
and training your flow is a lifetime study.

A common mistake from beginners is:
You learn how to draw a car.
The day you did it well once,
you will keep drawing the same one for years!

Why?

Because you will be afraid of discovering you may fail at drawing new cars. That is a dangerous move.


2. Stay humble

You will progress, and feel happy.
Be proud of it! Celebrate! Then keep going!

“Be happy, but never get satisfied.”

– Bruce Lee

When you get comfortable with certain forms, keep discovering new ones!

With all your new skills, you will impress your classmates, friends and teachers.

That’s great!

But then, keep up training
and think of all the new projects
you will be able to create for others.


3. Take (calculated) risks

Willingness to take risks is the path to success.
— Biz Stone
“Willingness to take risks is the path to success.”
— Biz Stone

When you are a beginner,
learn your basics FIRST.

That is your best shortcut for fast success.

Why?

Because the basics are your “SURVIVAL COMPASS”.

The basics are your survival compass

Take risks at drawing new forms,
new products, more advanced stuff!

It will be fine.

If you feel stuck,
get back to your basics to find your answer.

This is how despite difficulties,
you will build a form of serenity
and keep growing your skills and level up!

Yes, you take risks. But they are all calculated.
Plus remember, what is the worst case scenario if you do a mistake at sketching? Nothing.


4. PLAY

Learning how to draw is like a video game.

Get this gamer mindset,
and you will get addicted
to progress in your journey at drawing.

You will want to draw more and more difficult products for fun!

Higher your skills,
the higher you will meet badass big boss.
And the higher the excitement of the game!

At every new boss,
you may fail sometimes.

GAME OVER ?

You CONTINUE.

You play again.

Keep learning at every failure until you crack the code.
Always going back to the basics.

You will beat them all one by one and save the princess. lol
(I am thinking of Super Mario Bros)


I hope you see how anyone can learn how to sketch,
and how the mindset matters to keep going on your learning journey.

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About The Author

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 choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : )

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