Draw Your Design: How to Make a Thumbnail Sketch


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Thumbnail sketching

Since illustrative design is all about drawing out your ideas before you build them digitally, the place to start is with thumbnail sketches. Let's talk about what thumbnail sketches are, how many you need to draw, and most important, selecting your strongest ideas. What are thumbnail sketches? They are nothing more than small, thumbnail-sized rough drawings that you'll use to capture general ideas regarding your visual design. Using all the information you gathered in the creative preparation stage you'll now approach your design project and begin to sketch out your rough ideas.

Keep it simple or even crude. These are glorified doodles. There is no need to refine or redraw anything at this point. You're just taking an idea as it forms in your mind and capturing them on paper. These loose drawings will encapsulate your general ideas. Once you've drawn one, move along to the next one and keep drawing. As you do this you'll no doubt stumble upon other visual possi...

Thumbnail sketching
Video duration: 2m 33s 3h 14m Intermediate Updated Dec 01, 2015

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Thumbnail sketching provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Von Glitschka as part of the Drawing Vector Graphics

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Design
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Illustrator
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