Graphic designers can be successful without knowing how to draw. However, graphic designers who know how to sketch and draw have a leg up compared to those who don’t. When it comes to logo designs, app designs, and website designs, knowing how to sketch and draw comes in handy.
“Sketches help to convey ideas, demonstrate functionality, visualize user flow, and illustrate anything that requires human interaction.”– Kevin Tufts
Drawing and sketching also help graphic designers win over clients because they’re able to quickly illustrate their ideas to the clients. By developing this skill, it’ll be easier to transfer your work and ideas into digital designs. In addition, this could lead to jobs in other fields such as character design, storyboard design, animation, and illustration. So, if you’re looking to improve your drawing skills, the following Udemy courses can help you.
Scott Harris, the instructor of this course, is an art director at DAS: School of Art and Design. His course Environment Art School: Complete Perspective Drawing Course will teach you how to draw and sketch landscapes. Also, you will learn about the fundamentals of perspective in drawing. In addition, you will learn how to do 3D drawings, interior scenes, and backgrounds.
Here’s another course by Scott Harris. In this course, Scott shows you how to draw people and character designs like a professional. This course is useful if you aspire to do drawing for animation, comics, video games, and cartoons. With this drawing course (and the other ones), you can draw with a pencil and paper or using digital tools. Scott teaches you how to draw faces, hands, hair, bodies, gestures, facial expressions, and more.
The instructor, Robert Marzullo, is a comic artist and illustrator. In his course, he teaches you how to draw and create backgrounds in 1-point, 2-point, and 3-point perspectives. This course is good for people who want to do storyboarding for comic books. It’s also good for people who want to learn about perspective drawing.
By completing any (or all) of these courses, you will be able to improve your drawing skills. So, on your next project (if you’re not already doing this), grab a pencil/pen and sketch your ideas on paper. You’ll be amazed at the things you can draw from your imagination.