Beyond having accurate perspective, choosing the right perspective angle can make or break a sketch. In this video I'l show you how you can use perspective to give a convincing sense of scale to the object you are designing. As always, if you have any questions or comments on
Chrome can be a tricky thing to draw. The temptation is always to over do it. In this video I'll show you a light and easy chrome technique that shows off the reflective, metallic nature of it without overdoing it. As always, if you have any questions or comments
Many of my analog sketches have this great texture to them. The secret is a piece of mesh textile that I put below the surface of the sketch that transfers through by rubbing the paper with a colored pencil. I show off the technique in this shoe sketch. Give it
When sketching furniture or architecture it helps to be able to simulate woodgrain. In this video I'll use a simple coffee table design to show you how I add woodgrain to a sketch. I use several tones of markers, pen, and white pencils to achieve this affect. As always,
To bring the fidelity of a sketch up just a little bit, I'll render it digitally. In this video I'll take a simple ballpoint pen drawing of a shoe and show you how I simulate color, form, and texture in photoshop using a Wacom tablet. As always, if you
In this video, I show you how I quickly sketch a car using a very simple color technique. Using sky tones for all of the upward facing surfaces and warm tones for all of the ground facing surfaces, I quickly and effectively show off the surface changes in these two
I've gotten a few requests to draw a motorcycle in perspective. Sometimes I think you guys just want to torture me with asking for the most difficult things to draw! I find motorcycles difficult for two reasons. First, they are incredibly complex mechanically. Showing all of those mechanics in an
I've been noticing a lot of people sketching watches, and I thought it was worth it to work up a quick demo. Watches are challenging because they are basically a system of ellipses in space. Have you noticed how almost every demo in the last 9 videos I've done involves
In a recent video, I sketched one of the most complex products you can represent on paper—a car. Let's take it down a notch. In this episode, I'll be sketching a front load washing machine. I wanted to draw something rather geometric to show you a particular technique of sketching
I'm really excited to be able to share this short video interview I did for Advanced Design Sketching with you today. In this video I answer the question: Why is sketching still so important in today's design world? With all of the digital tools we have, why is it still
A lot of you have been asking me to draw a car and honestly I've been avoiding it! But for good reason… because it is hard. Drawing a car is a lot different from any other product conceptualization. I think this is because we have strong emotional associations with cars.
I see a lot of bad shoe sketches out there, so I thought I'd work up a basic demo. The first step is understanding the particular proportions to different common silhouettes. A hiking boot's shape is very different from a kitten heel. A basketball shoe is very different from an
I can't believe 2016 is over. I thought you all might like to see every fun "free time" sketch I did in 2016. There are about 250 sketches here. I put this together to show you just how many rapid visualization exercises I do in a year. Remember, these are
Sketching a wheel in perspective can really make or break your car sketch. In this video, I explain the way I simply indicate a five-spoke wheel. Whether you love to draw cars or not, this is a great practice exercise for two reasons: First, you always need to practice eclipses.
I've been getting a lot of requests to do a sketch demo of a boat. Specifically on how to get the overall hull shape in perspective. Personally, I love drawing boats. I don't know much about them, and I rarely go on them, but I love the elegant forms of
Since my last video, a few of you requested that I sketch some softgoods. In today's video I sketch up a backpack concept and show you a few key techniques including: basic backpack constructions, simulating leather, and simulating textiles in a rapid concept visualization.
In this video I'm demonstrating a simple pencil technique of using not only the tip of the pencil, but also the side of the pencil to create dimension and depth. I use my favorite Prismacolor pencils here, taking care to keep the pencil sharp throughout the sketch. This is
Today I'm showing a simple concept sketch technique using just three drawing tools: a Bic ballpoint pen, a Sharpie, and a white Prismacolor pencil. I use this technique on products that have a strong material contrast story. It really shows off part breaks well. The subject here is a men's
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