Sharpen your sense of proportion | TIP 153 | VIDEO

Let’s continue with the video tutorials exported from the exercises you can find in the book: the Designer Starter Kit.

Feel free to download it and find the right elements for a good start in Design sketching.

This week we already saw in the video:

  1. How to draw straight lines
  2. How to draw perfect squares
  3. How to draw awesome circles

Video tutorial in pictures below

How to sharpen your sense of proportion - Industrial design sketching
To obtain quick and fast proportions, take the good habit of dividing things by half. It is much more efficient and accurate than guessing by incrementation (in pink).

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Doing so, you will rise your sketching speed. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not about tracing your lines faster but reducing your time of thinking process. With this technique, you get instantaneous results. Some more, you won’t need any ruler.

How to sharpen your sense of proportion - Industrial design sketching - Symmetrical
Most of the things on earth are symmetrical.

So this technique gets really powerful to estimate proportions.

Take your pen and some paper, and trace your lines and division. Try to rise your speed along the way until it becomes natural to you. Then, wherever you are, observe the things that surround you, and have fun at visually dividing them in equal part.

Hope it helps, if yes, let me know in the comments!

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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 : )

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