Hand sketches are part of my DNA. I’m always eager to bring my ideas to life on paper.
Hand sketches are my favourite deliverables to visualize things, thoughts, ideas and desires. I use this technique as part of my process to unlock business value through the design practice. On top of that, I love to draw with ball pens. I love the smell and the feeling only the ink can provide. I do love to use standard A4 paper generally used for printing stuff. “As a petrol-head person, I lose myself in imaging motorbikes I would love to ride.
Hand Sketches design process
My design process starts with browsing Instagram feeds focused on custom motorbikes, AKA cafe racer. Very often, I stumble on a bunch of bikes I love. That’s when I started to figure out what my version of that bike could look like. I began to draw basic shapes, such as circles for the tires and triangles for the different frame pieces. Once I am satisfied with the hand sketches, I take a photo of them with my iPhone and work on their digital version with Adobe Photoshop. I am still thinking of how to improve this process to be faster in updating the gallery. On top of that, correcting the pics in Photoshop requires a lot of time, which could be an issue for the scalability of the whole process. Anyway, as I wrote, the goal of this practice is to have fun, and I will try, fail and do it again as long as I am having fun!