Those doodles, the sketches, the pressure of being perfect at everything as a Graphic Designer is an absolute stress starter for me. Sketches can be so helpful before doing the design. But what do you do if you lack the skills for sketching? Are people like me going to struggle the whole time through this career that we picked? I want to be able to put awesome doodles and thoughts on a piece of paper like the person in this stock photo.
While going to school, especially in my Graphic Design class I would beat myself up because my sketching lacked. Even one of my professor told me that I wouldn’t get too far in this profession if I didn’t know how to sketch. Now that I’m doing freelance work I haven’t even used any sketches or even tried to create sketches. I create thumbnails but that’s the extent of my sketching. I completely lack skills in the sketching department. Am I alone in this struggle? Are there any tips on how to make it better or will I just not have these skills like other designers do?
I’m going out on a limb to show the following sketches. They lack skills so don’t judge me too harshly. The first one is a set of color pencils in a small vase and the next one is a sketch of the label off of a Mountain Dew bottle.
See? I told you I lack skills in the sketching department. I wasn’t lying. I have ideas that flow out of my brain but I cannot translate it from my head to the paper. I tried a 30 day challenge for sketches but I noticed not a change in my sketches. I became discouraged and never tried again. Have you ever struggled with sketching as much as I do? I would love to hear from you