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Join illustrative designer Von Glitschka as he deconstructs the creative process to teach you how to develop and create precise vector graphics. The course begins with an overview of his methodology for design and drawing—analog methods that are vital to digital workflows. Next, discover how to prepare yourself and your client for the project by defining the scope and expectations early on. With the creative brief ready and ideation explored, Von jumps into sketching, refining, and creating vector graphics through simple build methods. He continues to art direct the work and conducts digital and physical presentations of the final designs. The last chapter includes some workflow enhancements designed to save you time and conserve your creative energy for future projects.
It may surprise you when I say this, but anyone can draw. Think about it. As kids, we all draw. We don't worry about it how well we render something. We're doing it for the pure enjoyment of being creative. The only reason anyone stops is mainly due to fear. After we get older and more self-conscious many stop drawing, because they don't feel they have what it takes to do it well enough. In this movie I want to encourage you to set aside this fear and make drawing a routine creative habit.
There is no secret to drawing better. The only way to get better is to keep drawing and never stop drawing whenever you have the opportunity to draw. When I say draw I'm not talking about fine art pencil renderings. If that's what happens for some of you, great, but we are after expression of ideas in a drawn form. Being able to capture those ideas then take them to the next level enabling you to build better vector graphics.
The key to improving your drawing ability is to stay consistent with it. The easiest way to do this is to make access to drawing easier. So here are some practical things you can do to facilitate a good drawing habit within your own daily creative process. Keep a pen or pencil with you at all times, so you can easily capture those fleeting ideas or draw what you see. Keep in notepad or sketchbook with you at all times so you have something to draw on.
Keep drawing materials in your workstation so you can doodle whenever inspiration hits you or while you're on the phone. Doodle wherever you are, be at a doctor's waiting room, riding a bus, or even a meeting. Remember anyone can draw and the key to better drawing is to keep drawing. So have fun with it and over time you'll see your skills improve. The skill of drawing is like wine, it only improves with time. Make sure to invest a little time whenever you can and you'll see your design potential grow.
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