Dainis Graveris

Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

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  1. says

    Wow! Your sketching is nice! I found this to be most interesting, timely & informative. Thanks.

  2. Fábián Gábor says

    I definetly need to sketch some logos for me. I had an old one, but get bored of it, now I don’t use anything on new my website’s design, just a text with my name. Need some inspiration…

  3. Ollie says

    I agree. I was gonna try to practice sketching up first, but i find it more uncomfortable. I realized, not all people have the same practices and techniques. And i find more flexible if i’m working direct to my computer.As long as you have the skills and talent then there is no problem with that.

  4. John Parks says

    I enjoyed your creative process. At least now I know that all idea dont just come easy for everyone and that it does take a few pages and tries and some dumb ideas to get that one idea. It helped me to know that a dumb idea or some unmeaningful designs turn into better ideas and a end result of a great design.

  5. says

    Love it, Dainis! Seeing others’ sketches is a favourite part of the design insight, without doubt.

    Very glad you found value in my own postings too.

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  6. says

    @Michael Wow, can’t agree more! I just have no experience working daily with tablet yet, so I really don’t know how it feels. But really I think You got a point! Thanks for Your time!

  7. Michael Laborde says

    Oh I never said there was a right way. I can only speak from personal experience.

    What I did say was that a computer can often be a constricting way of working because there are just certain freedoms you don’t have with it. There are just things you can’t do on a computer in terms of efficiently developing a concept that will never be there. I own a wacom tablet, and for me it is only good for photo retouching and corel painter. You certainly don’t have the freedom you have with a pencil and a huge sheet of paper.

    Like I said, working from a computer exclusively is a bad habit to get into. There will never be a time where a computer is more efficient than a quick doodle if you are developing a concept properly.

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  8. Michael Laborde says

    Great post. I think that sketching on a computer is often the easier way out and can become a habit, but sketching a concept is a much more free and easy way of getting artistic aggression out there.

    Keep up the good work.

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  9. says

    @Michael actually there is no one right way, just use the way, You are the most comfortable and outcome will be better. I like sketching concept, but I am planning to buy a tablet, so I don’t know how it will be then. And thanks, Michael for objective comment.

  10. says

    Brandon yeah, i totally agree, I am hearing that people use it, just when I tried i got little confused although I know that many things in photoshop or AI are much faster to do with tablet. Which kind of Wacom tablets do You have?

    For me sketching on paper seems more natural and inspirational way, I just think different when I am not working on my computer. Thanks, Brandon – nice to hear some arguments for discussion!

  11. Brandon Hunt says

    I sketch within Photoshop with my wacom tablet it is just a quicker way of working. The only times i don’t do this is when I am out at a coffee shop away from my tablet sketching in photoshop always seems to save me a step. plus I don’t have that good of a scanner and i like to reference my drawings behind the comps in Ps and Ai.

  12. adelle says

    great article, must sketch more :)

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  13. Nick | Resource Pile says

    I normally sketch >> code the basic layout >> create any required elements in photoshop >> style, finish code.

    However, with more “artistic” sites like my personal blog pointlessramblings.com, and with my latest WP theme (on my blog), I started in photoshop, because they started as just me playing around rather than as a planned website, they then just developed into website designs!

  14. Nick | Resource Pile says

    Even though I’m terrible at logo design, I always make sure I sketch out any websites before I begin to code them. It also allows me to skip the photoshop stage and go right into code.

  15. says

    @Nick I have really the same process as you normally, if I am playing with photoshop at the end after coding page looks much different, funny. You have nice, clean design – i like it, just pointless is little too wide for me. Thanks for joining in conversation

    @adele thanks :) nice to see You coming by! :)
    Yeah, from sketching starts all creative process, that’s why I am still learning it :)

  16. says

    @ Nick totally agreed with You and for serious designer it’s always better and faster way. You don’t use photoshop at all creating web-sites? All styling just with CSS?

  17. says

    Cheers! But that’s really true – I sketched all my homepage to see how really design must look like – it really helped. Now I just need to fulfil those all :)