SO YOU WANT TO BE A LOGO DESIGNER BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO DRAW!

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There can be many thoughts or concerns in ones mind when deciding they want to be a logo designer or graphic designer but I think the main concern for some is the fact that they feel they don’t know how to draw. If I don’t know how to draw does that mean I have no chance of being a successful graphic designer, I can’t draw so that means I can’t design a logo and if I have no drawing skills it’s time to give up on my dreams. I say don’t count yourself out just yet and if your interested in finding out why read on!

IT ALL DEPENDS

If your are looking to going into print design, photo manipulation, web design or motion graphics having the ability to draw isn’t really a necessity, your work in mostly on the computer and the brainstorming can be simple stick figure type sketches. However, if your graphic design would consist of logo design this might change a little and you would have to at least be able to draw somewhat detailed sketches. Most will say if you can’t draw it will make your logo design process a little difficult and it will but you can always learn to sketch well enough to be a logo designer so don’t count yourself out yet!

LEARNING HOW TO DRAW

Drawing Logo Sketches

So you have decided that you are interested in becoming a graphic designer and you want to design logos as well but not knowing how to draw is still a concern. However,now you are sure,your mind and soul screams out I want to learn how to draw! Now remember you don’t have to be professional sketch artist to design logos but basic illustration skills will make the process easier and bring you better results. There are many ways to better your drawing skills, watch drawing tutorials on YouTube, instructional websites such Udemy.com or Lynda.com and last but not least take a drawing class in your local neighborhood.

PURSUE YOUR DREAMS

In conclusion don’t let not knowing how to draw become a deciding factor in whether you can pursue a career in graphic design or logo design and remember with any skill practice makes perfect. There are many tools out there to make you a skill artist, such as the one discussed above,all it takes it hard work,devoted time and a passion. Go be the logo designer you know in your heart you are meant to be!

6 Comments

  1. Ashley

    June 14, 2016

    Interesting post, I happen to know someone who wants to be a logo designer, so I will definitely send him a link to your post, very motivational 🙂
    Do you have any recommendations about where someone could learn to draw better? Assuming that he knows the basic stuff, he just wants to improve a bit.

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      June 17, 2016

      There are plenty of sources and methods to improve one’s drawing skills. As mentioned in the post, Udemy.com has many different courses in drawing, one being called “The secrets to Drawing” and another source is always youtube.com which will have tutorials from many artists with a variety of different skills levels. In the near future I will be doing reviews on some of these source and I will recommend some books I believe will help one’s drawing abilities. The site is continuing to grow, so be sure to join the We Deem Channel’s google plus page at http://plus.google.com/+wedeemchannel where I will post updates and new posts to Logosandsimplicity.com.

  2. Anh Nguyen

    June 20, 2016

    As an artist, I have to say that you need more than artistic skills to do a logo but also some kind of fluency with digital medias like Photoshop.

    Find the best way is to sketch out your ideas. Since logos doesn’t, and shouldn’t requite too many details, it’s easy for most of us. Then you can hire someone to do it for you.

    In my case, I found Fiverr to be a good solution for their very reasonable prices.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Anh

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      June 21, 2016

      Fully agree you need more than artistic skills to design a logo but I believe one could get away with just being able to sketch basic shapes or line art to get the basic idea of a logo on paper. However, having some basic drawing skills will make the process much easier…

      I have use fiverr in the past and I am currently in the works of getting my gigs back up and running but sometimes an artist could get taking advantage of. I had a couple of gigs on there and a client kept buying gigs and wanted work done that had nothing to do with the gig subject. Fiverr should make it so gig holders could accept or deny a gig sale. I got some bad rating because I tried to talk to fiverr about it but the issues didn’t get resolved but with that said Fiverr is a great tool for freelancers and anyone with a skill set can make a really good side income.

      Thanks for contributing to the Logos and Simplicity community. I look to learn as much as I try to teach… I try to make my opinions of some value and value others opinions as well!

  3. Layne

    June 20, 2016

    With all the computer design I can see why it might not be completely necessary to know how to draw, but I think it can only help. Drawing is one of those things that can improve with practice. The most helpful for me has been to just work through a drawing book. Any courses you recommend on Udemy?

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      June 21, 2016

      I agree a good source to learn how to draw is a drawing book… There are many good courses on Udemy for drawing that pertain to different methods of drawing but for someone looking to better their drawing skills for designing logos I would suggest a course called “The Secrets to Drawing” because it starts with the basics such as line,shapes,form, and space. The course dives into perspective, basic drawing techniques, drawing from life and drawing from photos.

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