Sketch faster and better with he Contour lines |TIP 103

In design sketching, it’s essential to know how to represent ideas fast, especially during the preliminary phase of research of a project. We are not yet looking for “sexy drawings”. We want to allocate more time at thinking, and multiply the number of sketches.

Less time we spend for one sketch, more sketches we’ll be able to produce. So instead of drawing with shadows (time consuming), we use the contour lines to express the surface of a volume.

Hope it helps, and see you for the next tip of the day !

PS: I did this tutorial on Photoshop with the Opacity and Size pressure activated. It gives a natural stroke to the pen.

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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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