Drink'n'Draw: What’s Your Perspective?

June 2, 2021
4 minutes
Drink'n'Draw with Kevin Thorn

You might wonder why understanding the art and science of perspective is important to instructional designers. I think we all are aware of how many “hats” the job requires us to wear.  And we are often asked to create custom content or use libraries of clipart within our interactive training scenarios.  

This is why Chief Nugget Head, Kevin Thorn joins us for our ongoing “Drink’n’Draw” episodes.  He’s been practicing his craft and honing his skills for many years.  He also enjoys teaching those skills to others, especially instructional designers that do not think they are artistic or creative.  

In this episode he used his iPad and an app called ProCreate to show us how to draw simple images with the correct perspective.  We learned about horizon lines and vanishing points and how to use them effectively.  

Stick around for the end (or fast-forward) and see how he uses the same perspective guides to create the perfect shadow as well.  

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About Kevin Thorn

Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.

After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.

Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.

Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

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