“But I can’t draw!”
Categorised under: Interface design
Conrad Taylor has written a paper that’s caught my eye, called “But I can’t draw!”, which was created as a result of facilitating workshop sessions in classrooms. To quote:
The paper has two broad themes. On the one hand, I take a look at several different approaches to drawing, such as drawing from life, drawing by analysis of the structure of people and animals and things, and applying the conventions of iconic drawing (as many cartoonists do). My hope is that this will show people different avenues of exploration that they can explore in the quest to be a more effective amateur illustrator — for example, to produce illustrated teaching aids in the classroom.
My other theme is to pass on some tips about how to use photos, reference pictures and so on to make drawing easier, and some effective methods for tracing and copying art. These shouldn’t be thought of a cheating — many illustrators use reference materials and copying techniques.
[Thanks to IDblog.]