How Important is Sketching for Your Designing


Sketching is an interesting, yet a powerful element of graphic designing process. To put it correctly, sketching can be termed as ‘the mother of graphic arts’. Nowadays, the general perception about sketching is that it is either a part of initial training given to Fine Arts students or it’s a good hobby for anyone who can draw well. What most of us don’t know (and some of us don’t want to know) is that sketching is almost an inevitable part of graphic designing. Layouts for printed flyers, postcards, and posters can all be improved using sketching. Some professional designers restrain themselves from sketching, often deliberately seldom, by chance. Reason for deliberate avoidance is that either the designers are too much ‘in the air’ that they consider sketching a freshmen’s way of designing or they are too lazy and don’t bother to make a sketched design before going onto computers. Lack of sketching talent is another reason for not indulging into this practice very often.