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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » November 27th, 2017, 10:15 am

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lychee wrote:I don't know if you have Photoshop, but you can improve your sketchbook photo with a levels adjustment. Hope this helps:


Thanks I will try this

Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » November 27th, 2017, 11:52 am

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I love seeing so much improvement in your work. Definitely photoshop photos of your sketch pages. You can take the saturation down to 0 as well which will help when using levels.

250gb wrote:I like what you did there.. I guess mine was very 90's lol. I noticed you omitted the cup dispenser.. Any reason or just for ease of sketch? Cheers :)


Just one designer's take. I tend to like to group things into as few elements as possible. So all the controls are at the top (I was indicated a touch screen there and just one or two physical buttons. The drip tray part break relates very much to the form to visually eliminate a line again. The cup dispenser I just didn't think it needed the extra complication. Most gas stations have those dispenser things built into the counter or racks on the counter. This way it would be conceivable easier to gang 3 or 4 of these in a row as well. But I didn't put too much thought into it. If I was doing this as project this would be an area of investigation of course.

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » November 28th, 2017, 3:00 pm

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yo wrote:I love seeing so much improvement in your work. Definitely photoshop photos of your sketch pages. You can take the saturation down to 0 as well which will help when using levels.

250gb wrote:I like what you did there.. I guess mine was very 90's lol. I noticed you omitted the cup dispenser.. Any reason or just for ease of sketch? Cheers :)


Just one designer's take. I tend to like to group things into as few elements as possible. So all the controls are at the top (I was indicated a touch screen there and just one or two physical buttons. The drip tray part break relates very much to the form to visually eliminate a line again. The cup dispenser I just didn't think it needed the extra complication. Most gas stations have those dispenser things built into the counter or racks on the counter. This way it would be conceivable easier to gang 3 or 4 of these in a row as well. But I didn't put too much thought into it. If I was doing this as project this would be an area of investigation of course.


Thanks Michael!

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » December 3rd, 2017, 3:02 pm

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Not too pleased with the outcome on this but spent had too many attempts at this one now. Trying to draw all the ellipses without screwing up too much is definitely a challenge... It seems with me the more I want it to be right the worse the outcome hehe... Anyways I think its time for another topic

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » December 3rd, 2017, 8:51 pm

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Elipses in perspective are difficult... thrown in off axis eclipses in perspective and you have a real challenge! Don't beat yourself up, that is a tough one to pull off!

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » December 14th, 2017, 8:14 am

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Probably not going to be posting much now until after Christmas. Still sketching but I have a family portrait to complete before the 24th so that is going to take up most of my free time no doubt. Merry Christmas all :)

Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » December 14th, 2017, 10:09 am

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Post the portrait as well! Working on other things always helps your sketching.

One of the things that helped my sketching the most when I was a young designer was making models. At the firm I worked for junior designers often made the models for senior designers. Making models of other people’s sketches improved my sketching so much. I understood the purpose of the sketch more deeply and so adjusted my “style” to be less “fancy” and more about communication of intent.

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » January 20th, 2018, 7:34 am

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Probably not going to be posting much for the next month or 2 as my schedule has become really tight due to work commitments as well as other things. :cry: Hopefully be back up and running sooner rather than later! Still gonna try and sketch where time permits.

Happy new year btw. :)

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Postby yo » January 20th, 2018, 5:11 pm

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Can't find 15 minutes each day?
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Re: Looking to improve

Postby lychee » January 25th, 2018, 12:38 pm

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yo wrote:Can't find 15 minutes each day?


250gb I'd challenge you to try sketching in 5 minutes. :P

That's a good quote yo. I have been [s]trying[/s] cutting back on my usage of "trying" when I communicate my intentions to others... I noticed it makes me sound and become more confident. A little mental trick.

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