September 20, 2011

Freehand drawing in Illustrator (or any other vector software)

As far as I can remember myself I always tended to perfection. I just needed to do a perfect work. A perfect sculpture. A perfect drawing. A perfect render. To achieve that every single project of mine - even the tiniest - required preparation and time of making. Usually too much time. And I would get stuck alot if I saw that my project didn't reach my original vision. I would never drop the project but I could work on it for ages.
It would usually start with lots and lots of paper drawing, then creating my new original form and then followed by endless redrawing, scanning, placing, outlining, printing, scanning and outlining again and again and it would go on and on for ages!!!
Well recently I was suggested to try a new method of free drawing. No scanning and outlining, just - maybe - a sketch and drawing just from watching.

Well, let me tell you guys, it's a lot like 5, 10, 15 minutes drawing  exercise. It is far from being perfect, bud hey, it works great for me!!! I love it!!! These are the latest results - each object took from 5 minutes sketch and 10 to 30 minutes to create in Illustrator.
If this method is new to you, don't hesitate and try it, it’s a real fun.