This Instructable will be slowly developing over a number of weeks 8 out of 10 lessons so Far
you may need to pop back to pick up new lessons.
9 out of 10 lessons complete - videos being added [these are embedded in the image sections at the start of each lesson]
So Far :
Basic Forms - Cuboids, Prisms, Cylinders (Ellipses), Cones and Spheres
Combining basic forms to create objects.
Coming Soon :
I meet a lot of people in my job who say 'I wish I could draw like that' and they're surprised when I say 'Ok, I can teach you if you want'.
We often assume that drawing is a talent, something we are born with, some people can do it, some people can't.
But this is isn't exactly true; I failed my 'O'Level Art when I was 16. [don't get me wrong I'm not complaining I failed because I wasn't very good] and I didn't draw anything for a few years, why would I? I wasn't very good. To paraphrase a famous quote 'You don't know you are no good at something you enjoy doing, until someone tells you.' If I didn't know I was no good I'd have probably kept going and kept getting better. A couple of years later doodling away I realised I loved sketching and drawing and I wished I hadn't stopped and so I set out to teach myself how to become good at something I'd always wanted to be good at. I ended up becoming a design technology teacher/lecturer and teaching perhaps a hundred plus students these techniques.
I'm going to share here my tips and techniques for developing design drawing and communication skills. I am going to start with some very basic exercises and work through to more advanced stuff but I'll be honest, there are no short cuts, no quick tricks and no fast tracks, there's only practice, practice, practice.
Good luck, I hope you enjoy this, and don't be afraid to share your work with others.
Don't go out and buy loads of equipment - Buying the best football boots doesn't make you David Beckham!
You will need :
A ballpoint pen (any colour will do)
A piece of paper or An old envelope (This is what junk mail is really for - free paper)
The key to drawing at this stage is
Straight lines are actually very difficult to draw because the human body is made up of lots of pivot points.
All drawings are basically lines or curves that start and stop at a certain point and once you can do that you are on your way to being able to draw anything.
Earlier I said the human body is made up of a lot of pivot points, so you would think drawing curves would be easy, it isn't, the curves even from your wrist point are usually two open to be of any use.
Now get some fresh paper and just doodle away sketching and drawing lines squares circles and if you look at image.7 you can add in TRIANGLES. Have fun :)