057: How to draw, or do anything faster.
I noticed that Youtube has a feature that lets you clip out a portion of a video, here I’ve clipped out the best 1 minute of a 10-minute video. This particular segment shows you how to group values.
How to group values in a drawing (1-Minute Video)
Grouping values accomplish 2 things.
It creates a neat stylized cohesive effect
It saves time because instead of trying to pick from an infinite number of values you pick from a pre-defined set.
Spending a moment to pick your value groups, will save you time for the duration of your drawing.
In Real Life, grouping is a great way to reduce overwhelm, instead of having a hundred things to do you might actually have just four groups of things to do.
It’s useful to know your groups, so you know where new information fits in.
New information might come in the form of conversations, reading, or digital media. But if it doesn’t have a place in your mind to go to, the information would likely be lost.
In contrast, that information could be something you could add to your group of marketing activities, or group of things to talk about with your partner, or a group of things you want to learn more about.
Draw a simple value scale (see video)
Use it to draw a picture (maybe in your sketchbook)
Suggest a pose or scenario for Fabio. ( I want to batch draw 10 versions of Fabio for next week’s Newsletters)
Great piece! Such a weird coincidence- I’ve recently started doing small (2x3 inch) value sketches at home. I pick an area in my home (ex: the blanket basket next to the tv stand) and they lend themselves to mini abstract sketches!