Posts Tagged ‘ sketch ’

Circles Inside Squares

Recently, Jon and I were asked to teach the Visulaization 1 class @ SJSU Industrial Design.  It is something we both aspiring to do someday in the future…and that future is now.  We are now 3 weeks into the class and the students seem to be responding really well, and bring a positive attitude to class everyday.  Hopefully from their point of view we are able to connect, communicate, educate and inspire.  I felt like the Circles Inside Squares demo was a great spot to start with our new posts for the class (as several other components that we have taught already appear here on LW’s).  Enjoy!

First, sketch this out on a sheet of paper, cut it out and fold it up into a 6 sided cube.

Now, using your cube…sketch out what you see.  Play with Perspective Views, View Angle, Eye Level of the cube…and then freehand the ellipses on each showing side of the cube!

Monkies, Guns and Life

Sketching random things you see or imagine and composing them into one sketch, can be a pretty interesting way to spice up your content.  This is a combination of both things I came across, like the older gentleman on the right, the hand gun, and the city in the background…the skull, rocket ships and monkey in the space suit are from a Digital Art magazine.   Had a bunch of fun with this sketch, hell…who doesn’t like drawing monkeys?

Muji fine point pen, sharpie fine point, on Brown Paper

Making suggestions for later on details…

One most important thing about sketching I remind people are they are your personal notes to something that may become refined later on. I think a lot of people are apprehensive when it comes to sketching because what they draw doesn’t look exactly what they saw or what they imagine. Bringing and idea to completion takes time. Even the great masters took the time to plan and figure out how to get to the final piece of their work.

Sketching is a lot like note taking. You want to take as much as you can so you can go back to it for reference. You’ll most likely do more sketches after that to refine you idea. Below is a sketch of a droid I thought up quickly in my head. All the lines are merely suggestions of robotic and mechanical parts, nothing very specific, but just a quick and general idea. I can go back to this sketch to refine areas I want to later on to finalize the final idea of the droid. When sketching don’t draw the the details, make a suggestion of them, quick and fast.

Mobile Post Test: Robots

Here is a quick sketch I did while out and about, but wanted to share it with LW’s quickly…so, im testing out the iPhone’s ability to get a nice posting up on wordpress. Sketched this on brown bag paper, took a photo, edited it with the Photoshop Mobile app and uploaded it with the WordPress app. I really want to explore the possibilities of sharing sketches/art/inspiration, quickly and at times when you dont have full computer access! Lets us know what you think… this concpet might become a regular on Lineweights! Enjoy!

quick chair sketches

Chair project I did back inschool (prisma+ballpooint):

Happy New Year from Lineweights!!!…i know i’m 5 days late…sorry

We here @ Lineweights wish everyone a Happy New Year! We’re planning good things for twenty10 like another sketch crawl somewhere, a new look for the blog, new demo’s, and more stuff (please feel free to email us any suggestions!)

Here’s some rando noodling i neglected to post last year…dom doesnt like the sketch i did of him, but whatever, its not my fault he looks like that…

Smart Car.

Pretty straight up…time to draw a Smart Car!  They have such cool little personalities,  it makes it easy to capture the character like feel that these cars have.  Used a ultra fine point Sharpie and Pentel Sign Pen to bold up the out side lines.  Keep it loose and free… Enjoy!

Smart Car_1