Ornery Pencil Drawing.
For both events I’ll have some pretty cool give away items I’ve arranged with various vendors that a handful of lucky attenders will receive.
Since my Vector Basic Training workshop reinforces the importance of designers drawing, one of the items is a fun t-shirt design I created called “Shut Up & Draw!” And my friends at Zazzle.com are screen printing the design for the give away shirts.
“Shut Up & Draw!” Drawing.
Some designers cringe at the idea of drawing. But in reality I’d encourage every graphic designer to just doodle. Drawing doesn’t need to be full-blown illustration, if you doodle every day or a few times a week over time you’re drawing skills will improve and that improvement will help your design abilities. It’s that simple.
On this t-shirt design I forced myself to draw the entire design (type included) within a ten minute window. I than scanned the drawing in and composited it in Photoshop so it would work as a one color design printed on a black shirt. (After all nothing says designer than a black garment right?)
“Shut Up & Draw!” T-Shirt Design.
If you can’t make it to the HOW conference to win a FREE t-shirt, you can still gird your loins with this doodleriffic design now via Zazzle.com! If drawing still intimidates you, embrace the fear, stop whining, stop making excuses, grab a pencil or a pen and shut up & draw!
- Shut Up & Draw! T-Shirt • View / Purchase Here.
Keywords: Commentary, Illustration, Hand Lettering, Process