In this video, explore the importance of thumbnail sketching and how to use it to mine ideas and generate visual concepts quickly.
that drawing improves design. … An illustrative design is all about drawing out your ideas … before you build them digitally … and the place to start is with thumbnail sketches. … But that begs the question, … "What are thumbnail sketches?" … They're nothing more … than small thumbnail-size rough drawings … in working out my ideas. … This is one again, capturing the essence of what I want to do. … None of these are perfected drawings, … but they're going to guide my thinking, … and lead to the final artwork. … Now, the first thing I'll bring up … is I said thumbnail-size. … That term comes from the fact … that it's to not over focus on any one idea, … not to get overly detailed with your drawing. … Capture the essence of it, … move onto the next one … so that you can create many ideas … and then from those, you can glean the best, … and those are the ones you want to move forward on, … but it does come from the idea that it's thumbnail size. … Doesn't have to be exactly the size of the thumbnail no, …
- Research and design thinking
- Defining client expectations with a creative brief
- Drawing shapes before you build them
- Building precisely using the clockwork method
- Using symmetry to streamline your workflow
- Art directing yourself
- Presenting effectively using design rationales
- Responding to client revisions
- Archiving and reusing unused ideas
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. The Process
2. Creative Preparation
3. Drawing Your Design
4. Workflow Enhancements
5. Building Vector Art
6. Presenting Your Designs
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