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XIX.6 November + December 2012
Page: 62
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Sketching with Chinese calligraphy


Authors:
Frode Sandnes, Hua-Li Jian

Sketches and hand-drawn paper prototypes are popular tools—they are quick to make, inexpensive, and cannot be mistaken for the final product. When drawings take little effort, it is easier to discard them and replace them with new and improved versions. Moreover, during ideation it is important to be able to quickly capture ideas on paper, while they are flowing. Unfortunately, as one’s drawing speed increases, the sketches may become unclear and hard to interpret. Here we illustrate how Chinese calligraphy can serve as an inspiration to speed up sketching while maintaining a clear, consistent, and attractive style. After introducing the…




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