It comes first thing in our mind that I am not good in drawing, So can I become the good Graphic designer? Can I start this field as a profession, as I know I can’t sketch the image with pencil and rubber? So let’s discuss today that how it is important.

it is common for designer that they start work directly on computer to design logo, cartoon or anything else. mostly beginners use that theory. it takes their precious time also.

My Opinion

if you want to draw hand lettering graphic logo, cartoon character designs or more Illustration and art related work you would require a good level of drawing and rendering skills.

In professional environment it is always suggested to draw some sketch before designing. Any graphic design work with heavy illustrative execution would normally be tasked to an illustrator who specializes in drawing.

I would say focus on drawing to design if you can bring those thoughts and ideas from your mind and project them onto paper. you can practice design to sketch and think visually is the essence of design. this is one of the most important and creative parts of the design process. In my experience sparks happen on the page during the sketching process ideas are invented ideas. ideas are crafted discovered and start to shape a direction concept or possible graphic design solution. you should only use the computer. When you have an idea on the page,  so the first type of drawing a designer should be well practice.

How it help ?

sketching is a great method to render your imagination fast and bring your initial ideas out of your mind to rule out anything. I suggest you should start some drawing on paper to sketch your ideas. Try to discover an experiment with possible design solutions before working up and developing ideas on the computer. This is really the level at which you will be required to sketch

how do you get good at Sketching ?

So how do you get good at Sketching if you don’t feel confident sketching. I would encourage you to practice and harness your technique if you can nurture your skill in sketching. it’s really going to help with your graphic design process. Buy a sketch pad or layout pad take it everywhere you go and sketch your thoughts and design ideas. Practice drawing shapes grids layouts and typography soon you will be proficient in general shape and form sketching. It will help you sketch your rough designs sketching.

I have been practicing graphic design now for over 10 years and I sketch as much as I can. I develop my ideas I typically use a graphic pencil range of markers thin medium and thick tip backs and a range of colored markers.

Now depending on what type of ideas I’m sketching. it may be for layout logos or patterns. I will use either a clear white graphic layout pad or a grid pad. This simple equipment works really well to me. It is relatively cheap and easy to replace. Once I feel an idea is working on paper as a possible graphic design solution only then will I take it onto the computer

Save the Time.

A finished idea may take hours whereas a quick sketch can take you minutes. When working in teams, sketches  have something visual and tangible in front of you. It makes it easy to talk about that idea with others such as clients or senior designers. I always sketch initial rough thoughts out and show clients or other designers. This helps engage them and see their reactions and get feedback. Through this collaborative process creative solutions have been discovered as a designer myself that predominately works on computer.

I find sketching the most organic and fluid part of my thinking when I designed for anything. I usually start on paper thinking visually sketching up my ideas and exploring how they may or may not work. Ideas seem to flow much better sketching on paper than trying to build them from scratch on a computer

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