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Sketches: Freshman In College Considering Industrial Design

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Im a freshman in college, im going to transfer to another school with Industrial design. Ive always been interested in the field but never knew the name of it. Here are some sketches I've done. Keep in mind I've never had any tutoring or classes in art.

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Some more.... Criticisms? Advice?

 

The good part about college is there's a lot of time to learn all this stuff. If you are considering ID and want to learn more before I would suggest the following:

 

1 Pick up some traditional art classes if your school or a local community college offer them. Even if it's 1 night a week, any foundation will be beneficial.

 

2. Buy some books on design sketching. Amazon has a bunch.

 

3. Visit http://www.idsketching.com/ - this is a great resource for any one amateur or professional, it should help you understand the different between a fine art still life drawing style and a design sketching style. One is meant to be a pretty picture, one is meant to communicate form and function. Also look around this site, there's plenty of tips.

 

4. Learn to criticize your own work. Take some drawings you really like, print them out, and then after you finish a drawing look at it and say "what did they do that makes it work successfully that I didn't do?" if you can do that successfully you'll have a big heads up before transferring into an ID program

 

Case in point: Check out one of his before (math major) sketches and after:

 

http://www.idsketching.com/interesting-thi...e-makes-better/

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Some more.... Criticisms? Advice?

 

The good part about college is there's a lot of time to learn all this stuff. If you are considering ID and want to learn more before I would suggest the following:

 

1 Pick up some traditional art classes if your school or a local community college offer them. Even if it's 1 night a week, any foundation will be beneficial.

 

2. Buy some books on design sketching. Amazon has a bunch.

 

3. Visit http://www.idsketching.com/ - this is a great resource for any one amateur or professional, it should help you understand the different between a fine art still life drawing style and a design sketching style. One is meant to be a pretty picture, one is meant to communicate form and function. Also look around this site, there's plenty of tips.

 

4. Learn to criticize your own work. Take some drawings you really like, print them out, and then after you finish a drawing look at it and say "what did they do that makes it work successfully that I didn't do?" if you can do that successfully you'll have a big heads up before transferring into an ID program

 

Case in point: Check out one of his before (math major) sketches and after:

 

http://www.idsketching.com/interesting-thi...e-makes-better/

 

Fantastic advice thank you so much!

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