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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » July 29th, 2017, 3:49 pm

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AndyMc wrote:Building on the point made about perspective boxes by Chevis, sometimes I find it helpful to start by drawing lots of the same size boxes in different perspectives until I find one that will work for the sketch. I can then use another box for a different detail and so on. It also gives a visual boundary to build within, which helps with proportions when my hand doesn't want to draw what my mind is telling it to :lol:


Thanks man, makes sense :)

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » July 29th, 2017, 4:20 pm

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Ok so after spending too long trying to come up with a pleasing design I ended up with something that bends the rules of geometry in certain places
and is a bit rigid lol. Will try and make the next one better. :)

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » August 6th, 2017, 5:40 pm

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » August 6th, 2017, 6:42 pm

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Some interesting stuff. I'm seeing improvement and variety of form. Try to make sure you are using form and color functionally. For example on the first sketch on the last post, you have this broken out area that a viewer might assume is a texturized soft touch. it makes sense around the trigger and where the thumb would go, but less so on the battery.

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » August 8th, 2017, 2:01 pm

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yo wrote:Some interesting stuff. I'm seeing improvement and variety of form. Try to make sure you are using form and color functionally. For example on the first sketch on the last post, you have this broken out area that a viewer might assume is a texturized soft touch. it makes sense around the trigger and where the thumb would go, but less so on the battery.



Thanks Michael, will try to keep this in mind

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Postby yo » August 8th, 2017, 2:05 pm

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I try to think about the semantic repercussions of your sketches. I want to tell someone what this is, what its unique benefits are, and how to use it all visually. That said, sometimes you have an idea that breaks those parameters and you need to try it, but I try to make that decision very consciously.

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » August 9th, 2017, 2:33 pm

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Some fairly quick thumbnail type sketches..

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » August 15th, 2017, 4:35 pm

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » August 15th, 2017, 9:34 pm

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Very nice. I'm really reading the volume there.

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » August 18th, 2017, 5:57 pm

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yo wrote:Very nice. I'm really reading the volume there.


Thanks Michael.


Did some rough ideation. Inspired by one of your drill designs. Will try to do a polished up sketch of one of these..

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » August 22nd, 2017, 9:28 am

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This sketch was much quicker than my other sketches. Feels good to get a sketch done in good timing. Just need to be careful of some perspective issues and be tidier with my line work..

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Postby yo » August 22nd, 2017, 9:51 am

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nice work. Seeing a lot of improvement!

Re: Looking to improve

Postby Sumistha_Das » August 23rd, 2017, 9:15 pm


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250gb wrote:This sketch was much quicker than my other sketches. Feels good to get a sketch done in good timing. Just need to be careful of some perspective issues and be tidier with my line work..

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Hey I am liking the light weight here..... Nice work. :)

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » August 29th, 2017, 4:20 pm

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Just finished this one.. Tried using some light grey marker for shading on this one. Knowing that one wrong move with a marker when shading can ruin the whole sketch still doesn't sit well with me and I think it shows in the sketch... Much prefer pencil.

Also this final sketch took me many hours to come up with and refine. There were rough messy sketches before hand to come up with the design and then a couple overlays.. Maybe I should be concentrating more on just quick concepts/sketches. hmm

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » August 29th, 2017, 5:29 pm

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Try photocopying the sketch, or scanning and printing before you do any marker work. It takes the fear out of it.

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