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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » April 30th, 2017, 6:32 am

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line work on right side messy but didn't want to start again this time lol.

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 1st, 2017, 3:05 pm

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Running out of camera concepts lol. So decided to try a sandwich grip type thing. Bit messy, will try better for next one.


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Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » May 1st, 2017, 3:54 pm

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Running out! To infinity and beyond. Try to stop making them look like just another camera. What are the functions of the forms you are putting down? What are you trying to communicate or exaggerate? Otherwise it is just lines and subject to the winds of subjectivity. Give it some objective grounding and explore from there. Think about adding scale. I have no idea how big these cameras are. Are they 10 centimeters in length? Are they a meter? Keep pushing.

Re: Looking to improve

Postby mcpbowman » May 2nd, 2017, 2:04 am


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The sketches above show such an improvement from the first ones! Nice work.

If you are running out of ideas but not try designing a camera with different constraints, e.g. with no straight lines, it will give a completely different feel to the product.
As Yo said, a reference to scale would be good to see.
Why not have 10 different concepts on one page, all with consideration to different forms or functions.

There are endless possibilities, just don't think about it too much before you get some shapes down. :)

Keep up the good work!

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 3rd, 2017, 9:45 am

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Thanks for the advice guys I'm taking it all on board and will try to grow from it.


Not really sure how to incorporate hands into the id sketch to achieve visual pleasure... Should they be detailed? or simple?

Had a go anyway. I'm learning the black prismacolour pc935 wax pencil really doesn't work well on copier paper for me. Too much tooth in the paper i find, leaves things looking a bit mucky and i have to sharpen every 2 minutes.

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 11th, 2017, 1:21 pm

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Lack of focus over last week. Struggling with simple pencil shading on rounded shapes... If i get stuck on something, or can't draw something well i tend to lose consistency. Anyways here's something..
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Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » May 11th, 2017, 4:17 pm

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That's alright. Progress is not a straight line. Do 5 of these by tomorrow!

Re: Looking to improve

Postby ralphzoontjens » May 12th, 2017, 2:55 am

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You have been making fantastic progress!
Good call on focusing on linework, improvement has to come one step at a time and the most important thing is you keep fueling your ideas.
You have been seeing how small details and more looseness add character to your sketches.
Keep going into concept directions involving different kinds of grips, controls and interactions. Also you have been doing some more organic shapes. You can approach them loosely and then start defining them more properly by thinking about the different profiles that cut through the shape at different intervals. Drawing out these profiles make the sketch more interesting as well and will be the guidelines for shading.
You have to still keep getting your hand to loosen up and set light lines, trust they will get you there.
The addition of the hands is great and you have been developing your own style. You can do with a bit less detail to focus more on the product, and make sure you draw the entire product first. As long as you keep things consistent. Great work!
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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 15th, 2017, 3:51 pm

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yo wrote:That's alright. Progress is not a straight line. Do 5 of these by tomorrow!


Here's one LOL. I would have tried for 5 but I've been rushed off my feet with other stuff last few days. Also I don't like uploading anything that doesn't look too good. For every one I upload there is 10 in the bin!... I struggle with the more complex forms and then it just ends up a mess...

Will try and get another 4 out over this week.

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 15th, 2017, 3:52 pm

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ralphzoontjens wrote:You have been making fantastic progress!
Good call on focusing on linework, improvement has to come one step at a time and the most important thing is you keep fueling your ideas.
You have been seeing how small details and more looseness add character to your sketches.
Keep going into concept directions involving different kinds of grips, controls and interactions. Also you have been doing some more organic shapes. You can approach them loosely and then start defining them more properly by thinking about the different profiles that cut through the shape at different intervals. Drawing out these profiles make the sketch more interesting as well and will be the guidelines for shading.
You have to still keep getting your hand to loosen up and set light lines, trust they will get you there.
The addition of the hands is great and you have been developing your own style. You can do with a bit less detail to focus more on the product, and make sure you draw the entire product first. As long as you keep things consistent. Great work!



Thanks for your advice you definitely have given me some things to think about :)

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 16th, 2017, 1:55 pm

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In the process of another sketch but had to bin it a few times lol. So annoying!

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 17th, 2017, 11:46 am

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby yo » May 17th, 2017, 12:08 pm

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The sketches are improving! Next we have to get you scanning or taking better pictures of your work.... Start thinking about adding one color in a functional way. IE make the parts thee hard touches orange or something like that. Just to start practicing using color.

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 21st, 2017, 4:32 pm

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yo wrote:The sketches are improving! Next we have to get you scanning or taking better pictures of your work.... Start thinking about adding one color in a functional way. IE make the parts thee hard touches orange or something like that. Just to start practicing using color.



Thanks Michael. Can you recommend a good scanner? Or will any do?

What do you mean when you say 3 hard touches?

Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » May 21st, 2017, 4:34 pm

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