The term drawing is applied to works that vary greatly in technique, making it difficult to define. Simply put, a drawing is a graphic representation by lines, tones or colors of an object or idea.
Drawing is in effect the basis of all visual arts.
There are many different reasons why people draw – to visualise thought and work something out, to provide a pattern to follow or give instructions on how to make something, to describe or record something. However the most basic reason people draw is for the pleasure and satisfaction it gives them!
“I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing.” – Vincent van Gogh
I haven’t been on here in a couple of weeks as I have been away. I have just returned from San Francisco where some startups whoose projects I worked on were launching their new products. It was a great trip and one on which I got to check out the Autodesk Gallery in downtown SF. Autodesk happen to make a couple of awesome iPadapps that give a good intro to the world of design from the perspective of digital sketching and 3d modelling.
Noel has put together another great blog post for us. He is preparing for a work trip to San Francisco, but he managed to squeeze out a post before he jets off! This time, he covers an app that you might not have heard of. But believe us, its worth checking out! Read what Noel has to say below. And as always, comment, tweet or get in touch whatever way suits. We love hearing your feedback….
Noel here again,
One of the cooler drawing apps I have used is called Zen Brush. It’s not one of the more popular apps but it is pretty unique. It has very little in the way of tools and so it is pretty easy to get to grips with. So for all you techno-phobes, this should be perfect!
2 blog posts in 2 weeks! Hopefully there is some info in them that you enjoy. I thought I’d check in and talk a little about another use for Maglus beyond your tablet or phone.
As a Product Designer I use a lot of various software and techniques to develop ideas. At the very early stages of a new product development, ideas are developed to a concept. Concepts allow me to communicate an idea through a visual medium. Often times this will be in the form of some sketching and then when I bring them a little further the initial sketching may be brought into a software package to help develop and polish the concept.