Designing Sketches and Human Figures for UCEED 2022

The Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCCED) is conducted by IIT Bombay for the admission in 179 seats in the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program across 4 Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs).

This exam has two parts. Part A and Part B. UCEED Part A is the aptitude section of the paper. It consists of 240 Marks (out of a total of 300 Marks). 
The time allotted for it is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Whereas, Part B of UCEED 2021, consists of one sketching question of 60 marks to be answered in 30 minutes.

In this article, our experts of Creative Edge have curated a list of strategies and preparation tips that you would help nail Design Sketches and Human Figures (Part B) for UCEED 2022.
We have also included practice questions and tips that you should consider while Designing Sketches and Human Figures for UCEED 2022. Happy Reading laugh

How to solve UCEED Part B questions-

Here we have enlisted 3 key strategies to solve UCEED designing sketches and Human Figures part-

1. For any situation-based question, always try to keep the main subject in focus. This means that the viewer's focus shall fall on the main subject first, then on the other elements present. 

2. Be smart while you draw. prioritize the elements asked to draw in your question. Do not waste much of the time drawing unnecessary background stuff like windows, doors, other objects. Your first aim should be to draw what is asked in your question paper. once you do justice with your primary subject then you should move ahead and decorate your sketch.

3. Your first strategy should be to understand the question requirements, mentally imagine them, and plan a scene to be drawn. you will have a limited time, so decide quickly what needs to be included and excluded. Quickly outline the scene with the subject under focus by minding line quality, the proportion of objects, and perspective.
 This way quickly first complete all the questions. once you are done, then you should review your questions again and add more details wherever required. This way you will be able to finish all the questions.
This strategy would help you to be on the safer side.

Download UCEED Previous Year Question Paper

Practice Questions-

 Question1. Given the image of a Radhabai with a fish basket, draw two scenes of her (without a fish basket), one sweeping the floor with a broom, second emptying a bucket of water onto the floor.

Question2. Ravi is a cycle mechanic and he is attending to the puncture of a bicycle in front of his shop in the street. Draw a scene showing him working on puncture.

Question3. Sketch the following with as much details as possible. No need to show the background.

  • A drone in a public place.
  • Mosquito liquid vaporiser machine
  • Windmill 

Question4. Given the sketch of Jack with his skateboards. Draw him in action - jumping in air with one leg on top of skate board and another in air. 

Points to consider while designing sketches and Human Figures-

  • Read the questions attentively and make sure you understand the nature of question being asked.
  • Understand the question's intent to ensure that your solution addresses the core aim of the question.
  • Time is crucial - you draw quickly and finish your answer in the allotted time - this comes with a lot of practice.
  • Bring all of your drawing materials / materials that you are familiar with.
  • Make sure that you are well-versed in all of your fundamental fine arts.
  • Use colors be it sketch pens, poster colors, water colors only you are 100% confident that you can use neatly under the given time constraint. 
  • A grown up in the art line is not 18 years it is 15 years because thereafter the proportion seems to change. They may increase in height or width but the proportion of the head to other parts of the body stops changing.
  • A child is of 5 heads but in India the full grown child is of 7.5 heads that include the size of the head inside it.
  • It is difficult to take 7.5 heads in consideration while making the human figures. So we will take 8 heads and divide the line that will give us landmarks. On the line, divide the 8 heads into 8 parts.
  • The upper half will be the head and other parts, and the other half will be 1.5 parts of the knee. 1.5 parts will be ankle, and half part will be planter.
  • The 1st landmark will be Head, 1st Head will be Chin, 2nd Head will be epigastrium, 3rd Head will be naval, 4th Head will be growing or crotch, 5th and a half head will be knee, 7th head will be ankle, and 7th and a half Head will be Planter.
  • After knowing this, divide the upper half into 3/4th parts and make a horizontal line on the parts which you have made and make a square on those parts. After making a square mark the arches at the end of lines you have taken. To make a circle we join the arches with maximum possible curvature.
  • There will be 2 half to the horizontal line that you have taken of the circle divided each into 2 that means we have divided the diameter into 4 parts. On the peripheral side, the side lines further divide it into 2. So, you will get 1/8th on each side then cut off. Whatever cut you have given then gives a curvature from the top.
  • If you are making a male face then, the line which has been cut brings that line to the square. Take the 1/8th part of the centerline of the square and join that line with the curvature.
  • Then after doing all this slightly erase out the construction lines.
  • Remember the line which is the division of the circle that is the mark for the eyebrow. The center of the middle of the circle line to the chin is the mark for the tip of the nose.
  • Below the eyebrow make two lines and there should be a gap in between the lines. Those lines will be called the eyelid. From the peripheral side take 1/3rd space and make an almond shape and join it with the lines of the eyelid. After joining those lines make a small circle inside it and that makes an eye of the human body.
  • You should darken the pupil part of the eye, cornea part should be light, and darken the iris part of the eye. Take the eyelashes out.
  • The nose will start from the eyebrow not from the eye. From the tip of the nose give a nostril curvature and the flap of the nostril. Between the tip of the nose and the chin just make a straight line which you can change a little for the lips and it is your wish that how thick you want your lips to be.
  • To make Ears you should start from the eyebrows and end at the tip of the nose.
  • You make a half moon on the top, sides of the head of the human body. Join all the half moons you have made on the head. Take the side half moon out and make the hair out of that.
  • Between the ear, the lower jaw, and the chin there is your neck. The neck of the female is longer than the neck of the male.
  • Put the landmark from chin to epigastrium and between there will be your chest muscle and armpit. Then make a semi circle that will be your chest muscle. After that hand will start from the armpit to the next head.
  • And also remember that between the chin and epigastric there is a shoulder line.
  • On the middle of the shoulder line and chin there is a neckline.
  • Between the shoulder line and epigastric there is an armpit line.
  • If you have asked to make the full body then make these all things chest, shoulder, neck, hand, and armpit. Otherwise just make the human face that’s all they want.
  • If you have time then only you should use water colors otherwise i would suggest you to do with pencil colors for the sketching and coloring part. But if you are good at using watercolor then you should use it because water color is faster than pencil colors.
  • If you want to use water colors you should be very précised with the colors.
  • You should know how to mix colors to make a new different color. For example, never use black color to color the hair, use brown and mix it with little blue it will give a dark grayish color that will look like black.
  • The grey color is suited to show the shades of white. So use it to color shirts.
  • To color the trousers you should use dark and mix them for example I would use darker blue, darker grey, and darker brown that will make an amazing combination.
  • If you want to use color pencils then use the stedlers. They are amazing. I would suggest you to use the skin tone colors for skin for example peach or brown for face, neck, and arms etc.
  • You should use pencil colors as shading pencils also to give a better look to your drawing.
  • You can also give a good background to your drawing by using different shades from the colors you are using.
  • Good background will help to make your picture look amazing and will increase your score also.

So, for making the human body and sketching you can follow these points mentioned above.