Usually, I see a layout sketch and have no idea, besides leaving it as it is, relatively boring without any decoration…no creativity is showing up…nothing own is coming up…there are only stiff lines, shapes and areas in my head. When I start trying to make a card out of it my creativity comes back…I assume it’s because I try to fit a quadratic sketch into a rectangular card. So much for “thinking outside the box”….as with this card for the sketch above:
The actual trigger for this experiment was the first sketch of the sketch week…I saw it and my head was full of ideas. The photo was lying on my desk already…as well as fitting patterned paper…Maybe this was due to the effect that everything was already lying on my desk?
Inspired by this first success, I tried to test my theorie…there is nothing like proper scientific work *LOL*…the photos were printed…and I also knew that I wanted to use different paper with numbers on it. They were not yet lying around on my desk but I had this idea in my head, tried to realize the sketch…and at the end, I created another layout.
Finally, I realized almost all 8 sketches. The outcome was 6 layouts and 1 card. I will show you the remaining layouts soon in order to keep this post shorter. My theory is not yet statistically firmed 🙂 ….but I find it very noteworthy that it is easier for me to create a layout from a sketch when the fotos and materials are already selected. There were more “finished material sets” on my desk than there were sketches and I picked the most inspiring one.
How are you getting from a sketch to a layout? Are you inspired or do you prefer to work more open minded? How do you proceed?