2D Tuesday gathers together 5 pieces of my favourite 2D work that I’ve come across over the past week to help inspire! This weeks artists are: Alice X. Zhang, Michael Schmid, Mike BaBoon, B-boy Alfelor and Javier Jiménez.

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In our first lesson we are going to cover the equipment found in most designers’ drawing kits. They basically cover everything you’ll need for the tutorials here. But don’t worry if you don’t have the exact things part of being a designer is adapting to circumstances as needed.

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Over the next 14 weeks I will be posting a beginners guide to design drawing. I intend to include comprehensive images, gifs and possibly videos to help illustrate the lessons. Hopefully you’ll be able to gain something useful from them. Feel free to comment and post your attempts in the comments of each lesson and I will try to provide feedback and advice.

16/09/12 – 1. Tools of the trade

23/09/12 – 2. Perspective: basics

30/09/12 – 3. Perspective: intermediate

07/10/12 – 4. Perspective: advanced

14/10/12 – 5. Line weight

TBC – 6. Light and shadow

TBC – 7. Marker rendering

TBC – 8. Using chalk pastels

TBC – 9. Representing materials 1

TBC – 10. Representing materials 2

TBC – 11. Textures

TBC – 12. Simple surfaces

TBC – 13. Complex surfaces

TBC – 14. Bringing all the techniques together

2D Tuesday gathers together 5 pieces of my favourite 2D work that I’ve come across over the past week to help inspire! This weeks artists are: Luke Beard, Nathan Winter, Glen Preece, Graszka Paulska and OXMiruku.

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Sometimes it’s easy to overlook a simple solution to a problem, more often than not it’s also easy to not see a problem in some situations because “everything works already”. It’s the designers’ job to see these possible ventures and explore them. This is the case with Walnut Studiolo’s Bicycle Frame Handle; a simple minimalist solution to carrying a bicycle. Read the rest of this entry »

In my opinion alcohol can have some of the best packaging design. This piece is designed by Stig Bratvold as a student piece. I can’t find out if it’s for a real product so most likely it’s a conceptual piece. Read the rest of this entry »

Usually 2D Tuesday gathers together 5 pieces of my favourite 2D work that I’ve come across over the past week to help inspire! However this weeks edition is making up for a few weeks of non-posting, therefore today there will be 12, that’s right 12, inspirational pieces of 2D art. This weeks artists are: Alex Mathers, David Delin, Luiza Kwiatkowska, Matthew Benkert, Roberto Ortiz, JrDragao, Chris Silver, Robert Richter, Mads Berg, Like Minded Studio, Tony Ganem and Kerong. 

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Here is a review of the top books which I have found to be very useful in developing sketch techniques. They are mostly related to industrial design sketching and rendering however the skills shown can be transferred to other disciplines.  Read the rest of this entry »

2D Tuesday gathers together 5 pieces of my favourite 2D work that I’ve come across over the past week to help inspire! This weeks artists are: Andrew Strauss, Davy Le Chevance, Mitch Blunt, Marcelo Oliveira and Lana Khavronenko.

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Today’s posts a little different from our usual ones. Today I’m asking you to pledge some money, however small the amount, to my girlfriends sister who is running the London Marathon on the 22nd April. Her chosen charity is Children with Cancer UK. You can donate through the Virgin money giving webpage.