Some basic rules for napkin-sketching

Some basic rules for napkin-sketching

An example of visual literacy training.

By Dave Gray

6:54 pm
Thu, Feb 5, 2009

An introduction to some basic principles for making better napkin-sketches.

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  1. vicki commented on June 17, 2010 | Permalink

    I love this! I began drawing on napkins as a teenager at a park counter waitress job when things were slow…and still enjoy this quick and casual medium. I’m now an art teacher and spreading the love of drawing.

  2. Arif commented on June 24, 2010 | Permalink

    Lovely Tutorial Dave. Please keep ‘em coming. I’d prefer more tutorials on stick figures. Cheers!

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