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Sketch Art Concept to Reality with Inkscape

I am back at it again with Inkscape. I have regularly sketched these interesting layered art concepts where it looks like each layer has been cut away to reveal more depth. Below are just a few I had on hand.

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Cartoon Self Portrait: Bob’s Burgers

I was out on the Sketch Daily Reddit again looking for sketch prompts. This time, it was a Cartoon Self Portrait in the style of your favorite cartoon. I’m a big fan of Bob’s Burgers, and I bear some resemblance to Bob I think.

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Sketch with ink!

Sketching with ink is definitely the right strategy for the UX field. Ink is so rigid and yet so flexible.

Some people think about ink as a tool that locks you in, but really I think it unlocks you. Other tools lock you into the viewscreen (or sheet of paper). You think, how can I manipulate what is on this page to work, and you use other tools such as an eraser to correct mistakes and manipulate based on change, wasting valuable time.

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Stop worrying and just sketch!

So many people tell me that their sketches aren’t good, but they are just overworking it! People assume that a sketch has to be beautiful, with straight, clean lines, and maybe even a little color. They are wrong.

Sketching is a device for communication. As soon as you have what you need, you can stop!

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Characters of Notes

I figured it is about time to reveal some of the characters of my notes. Over time I have been trying to draw, with a short amount of time, characters in my notes. Typically this is someone who has said something interesting in a meeting or the person delivering a presentation. Shout out if you see yourself. I also sometimes draw characters when I need to get my creative juices flowing, so some of these are characters that don’t relate to anyone in particular.