I still can't believe 2016 is over. I thought you all might like to see every fun "free time" sketch I did in 2016. There are about 250 sketches here. I put this together to show you just how many rapid visualization exercises I do in a year. Remember, these are just my "fun sketches." This doesn't include all of the sketches I do for new product development projects I'm working on at Sound United for our Polk, Definitive Technology and BOOM brands, or the work I do for freelance clients. Obviously I can't show you those until after those products launch.
I think it is important to sketch at a high volume so my skills are sharp and I can freely express my ideas without hesitation. A great sketch is about three things; developing an idea, communicating the idea, and inspiring others to believe in that idea. A great sketch can be incredibly persuasive.
I think of these practice sketches like training for a marathon. if you run every day, the marathon becomes just another race. If you sketch a concept everyday, the day you get that big project is just another day you generate concepts. So set yourself a goal to do just one fun sketch a day in the next year, and you will see your skills dramatically improve. Happy 2017 everyone, now get sketching!
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Yo! C77 Sketch is a monthly video series from Core77 forum moderator and prolific designer, Michael DiTullo. In these tutorials, DiTullo walks you through step by step rapid visualization and ideation techniques to improve your everyday skills. Tired of that guy in the studio who always gets his ideas picked because of his hot sketches? Learn how to beat him at his own game, because the only thing worse than a bad idea sketched well is a great idea sketched poorly.