The Power of Sketching

By November 6, 2008Featured

Whether you have a tablet, a scanner, or a digital camera, you have the power to take your scribbles, sketches, doodles and add them to your creative processes. With the use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop you can take those psycho-babbling drawings and make them a force to be reckoned with. Your doodles, sketches and awkward drawings are not trash, they can be edited, shifted and used to compliment other elements that are necessary to collages and hip page layouts.

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Have you ever tried to find a background online for a piece of digital art you were working on, and just been so stumped you hit a brick wall? Well it’s time to scan, create or capture your doodles so you can insert them into your compositions. You’ll find out in a hurry that these drawings will accent your pieces beyond your wildest dreams. At the same time, they’ll give you your own signature style. A great tip is to keep paper and pens on your desk, draw and sketch like a maniac whenever you are on the telephone or at a loss for productive creativity.

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Keep your sketches, scan them and slowly start converting them into vector-based resources you can use at your leisure. An added bonus is that these sketches can also help launch projects, you may find yourself staring at your sketches and be totally inspired about what creative piece you could build next.