Create Infinite Drawing Ideas |with the Random Product Technique

 

 

As a beginner, we often face the blank page.
We just start a project that our mind suddenly seems so empty we could hear the crickets. 😛 

Today,
I share with you How your brain can think faster and generate unlimited drawing ideas.

It is sometimes a source of stress or impatience.
But don’t worry.
Facing the blank page is normal for any artist or designer.


How to become more creative can be trained.

Let me share with you a technique I personally like as it gives us a lot of freedom. We will generate new ideas by drawing random sketches.

Get ideas fast - light bulb drawing

If you are new at Photoshop, feel free to get introduced to Photoshop brushes and opacity here.

Explore ideas like how you would do a Brainstorming.
On top of the using words, we’ll associate the “Visual brainstorming”.

These techniques are great to come up with unexpected ideas and provoke some daring ideas associations as well.

Most innovations come from idea association.
That’s what we are going to play with.


How to find many new ideas fast!

This exercise uses 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 your ideas will flow in your mind. (Do not use any eraser as it will interrupt your flow of ideas).

catalogue of products of drawing ideas

  1. Gather a few pictures of products you like for inspiration.
    Look at magazines, design books, advertising, brochures…
  2. Display them in front of you.
    You can cut your brochures, stick your product selection on a board, on the wall, or your window. 
  3. Spot the interesting design details before starting to sketch. Observe your pictures for a couple of minutes or more. You basically absorb the information like a sponge. 
  4. Then let’s start to import your product observation in your sketches!

DRAWING TIP

Do not spend too much time on only one sketch.
Do as many drawings as you can.

You have the freedom to draw anything that comes up in your mind!!

  • When you have multiple sketches, jump from one to another anytime.
  • When you ideas pop, you can draw an extra sketch.
  • Fusion ideas are fun! Often ask yourself What if… I combine this idea with this idea…

It will help you to connect ideas.

When you will get more practice and experience, while you will draw your line, your brain will be already thinking at the next idea to draw. (Your brain will think faster than you draw)

So you will be continuously sketching new ideas fast.


Adopt the habits to generate ideas daily

For now,
the products you will draw don’t aim to be suitable for production – as you will gather the elements randomly. You want to provoke the impossible.

There is not yet any tangible or logical approach to your creativity. 

But as soon as your brain will be more used to this “unlimited flow of drawing ideas routine”, you will associate this random sketching and creative method with your designer expertise to create with a client guideline in mind.

The Random Product technique is great to push your limits and raise your chances to add an unexpected touch to your design projects! 🙂


Bonus

I added a quick tutorial about Digital drawing and rendering with Photoshop at the end of the video. Let me know if it’s a topic that interests you to learn. 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

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

Now, lets continue to create keeping that flow ! 😀

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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

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

 

Quick render with Photoshop – Light & shadow.

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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


Personal note:
”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 !“


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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 : )

7 Comments

  • geo quence

    Reply Reply December 4, 2017

    hi, i am very interesting in your photoshop rendering, i dont know if you could do a detail product render to help polish my industrial design drawing and presentations. thanks

  • 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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