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    Hi, i am new here, my question is: How and where to learn this kind of sketching/doodling (pics below), I have an idea of logo in my head, but
    when I start sketching it all disappear, my lines are uneven, messy and so on. If anyone can recommend me what should, maybe some book, or
    something like that I will be very thankful.



    http://goo.gl/nxwEO1
    http://goo.gl/AZcFf5
    http://goo.gl/fSK8Qh
    http://goo.gl/VXOKlZ

    Cheers, de Filippo.

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum, deFilippo.
    We ask all new members to read the threads posted HERE and HERE. They explain how the forum runs, the rules, frequently discussed topics and our inside jokes.

    I refreshed my sketching skills by reading "Drawing on the Left Side of the Brain." Excellent book.

    This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
    "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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    • giraffes
      giraffes commented
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      Did you mean "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"?
      I just researched because I figured I'd check the book out.

  • #3
    Practice, practice, practice...

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    • #4
      I agree. Practice. Don't be afraid of using reference material when sketching if you are not good at drawing from your head. But the main purpose is to get ideas down quickly so don't spend too long on these. Get them down and out.
      It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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      • #5
        Welcome to GDF!
        Sketching not only helps you work out good ideas, it helps you get past the bad ones.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by deFilippo View Post
          ...but when I start sketching it all disappear, my lines are uneven, messy and so on.
          I'm surprised nobody suggested Betty Edwards' classic, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: http://amzn.to/18eaIdP. There's nothing wrong with uneven, messy lines.

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          • #7
            As Buda stated, its about getting your ideas down on paper. The sketching process of logo design is meant to get your brain thinking, it isn't about having the prettiest and most accurate design, it is about letting your mind run rampant with ideas. Once you get your ideas on paper, then you can start to refine your sketches and eventually take them into Illustrator and vectorize the logo.
            http://www.reynolds-creative.com

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            • #8
              Firs of all you have to gather ideas, then spread them out on the paper.
              Another cool thing to do is start with one sketch, improve the idea just next to it, and change it a little bit where needed,
              and so on. After 10 sketches you will end with a totally different design (maybe?) and some nice ideas in between.

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              • #9
                These sketches look great to me.. much better than myself at least. I'd have to agree with the other guys, practice makes perfect. Keep on doing what you're doing you'll master the skill eventually.

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                • #10
                  Practice drawing things around you, anything. Also copy things, cereal box characters, bugs bunny, start small. I would suggest avoiding how to books on drawing, you don't want to draw like Mr Insertrandomname, you want to draw like defilipo. Find your own style, doodle everyday, just put your pen down and start moving it around until you see something.

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                  • #11
                    Yea you got the proportions right on most of those images... it's interesting

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