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Insights on Illustrative Design

with Von Glitschka

Video: The importance of drawing

Designer Von Glitschka answers a series of questions on living a creatively curious life and leveraging moments of inspiration.
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Insights on Illustrative Design
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This insightful interview with Von Glitschka, covers a variety of topics, including living a creatively curious life and leveraging moments of inspiration. Learn how Von got started in design, started his own business, and handles sticky issues like piracy and plagiarism. Von also talks about the power of collaboration, the impact of the digital age on fields like illustration, and the importance of making drawing a daily habit.


The importance of drawing

Drawing has been depreciated in terms of how they train people to do creative arts, unfortunately. a lot of people would go through a design program and they'd never once taken a, a drawing class or a live drawing class. when I went to art school it was, it was just part of the curriculum. You took live drawing. We'd go I went to art school in Seattle, so we'd go down to Pike Place Market and we would sit there for three or four hours and we would just draw people, just draw the things we saw. And it wasn't because this was a visual communications program, it wasen't a fine arts school so they weren't trying to turn us on to fine artists, it had nothing to do with that. It had everything to do with them understanding the importance of being able to think about ideas and draw those ideas out. Well, if you can't draw at, in, to any degree, then it's going to be harder to translate ideas, and to work through and problem solve visual visual graphics. So they saw the connection between drawing skills and ideation and those working together to produce, design and they really, reinforce the importance of that.

So, I reinforce that, the importance of that all the time, and. that said I'm a geek. I, I love the computer, I love how efficient it makes me. I love how it gives me a lot of flexibilty to explore different ideas because it's a lot easier to do that now. before the computer when you do marker comps it it just took a lot more time to work out all these concepts well now with digital tools you can do it a lot faster. But I think what you miss out on is people don't view drawing in the same way that they used to. You know everybody I went to art school, they, they all draw. They use drawing in their design on a daily basis. All of the logos most people love, all of 'em started in a drawn form, you know, and they wonder well I really wish I could better at creating logos. Okay, well pick up a pencil and start drawing, exercise. You know, it's no.

(LAUGH) Now I'm not one to talk about exercise because I could lose a few pounds. I fully realize that, the director's laughing right now because he relates to me. But, yeah, I, I, but when it comes to creative art, you have to do the same thing. No pain, no gain, you know, drawing is not easy when you start but if you keep with it, you're going to get better. So, I really think it's something that needs to be really reinforced today more than ever. >> So you're passionate about the subject then? >> No, not really. Yes.

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