As a means to practice sketching I’ve set myself a design brief:
Design 3 mugs that can be carried by one adult hand, without burns or spillage, for at least 100 yards through push and pull doors when filled with recently brewed tea
I first explored the structure - if stacking the mugs. Next I’ll explore different ways of ’gathering’ them and container material, texture. Then, for the more successful solution options, I’ll practice more formal sketches with colour.
It’s a long time since I’ve done any engineering drawing. I’m really looking forward to having a go. The multiple arm-breaks have disrupted my ability, not my enthusiasm!
These preliminary, investigative sketches of ‘stacked’ options needed too many notes to for someone to be able to understand what I’m thinking. I want my drawings to convey the idea with minimal text explanation. This will reduce the opportunities for almost inevitable spelling and grammar errors.