Photoshop for Designers: Introduction to Sketching, Shading & Texturing with a Tablet


I am very excited to let you know that my new course Photoshop for Designers: Introduction to Sketching, Shading & Texturing with a Tablet just went live. Photoshop for designers is the first course in a series of courses to come that will help you understand product design sketching in Photoshop better. In this first course,…

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Industrial Design Tools I use

Standup Desk

Sometimes I get the question about what industrial design tools I use and thought I’d make a short list of the essentials here. First of all, I just invested in a stand up desk the other day. Love it! I feel less drowsy and more alert plus whenever I’m done working it feels good to sit…

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Mute the Outside Noise & Focus on What You Want

Me visiting Blowing Rocks Preserve near Jupiter, FL. I tried to take off in the wind...

Interesting story, when Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan’s Cathedral. It’s interesting to compare this with modern times. Although you can easily find a place to hear…

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Perspective Sketching Made Easy: From Coffee Cups to Cars


Perspective Sketching Made Easy: From Coffee Cups to Cars is my new course on perspective sketching. What’s the course about?  Many of us have seen the conventional way of sketching in perspective. Whether it’s 2-point or 3 point perspective, they ALL follow certain rules. In this class, I’m going to show you a completely different way of…

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Tesla Model 3 Renders All Other Small-Sized Sedans Obsolete


So this beautiful sculpture, the Tesla Model 3, essentially renders all other small-sized sedans obsolete, or am I missing something? Because who in their right mind would go out and buy a brand new Audi A4, Mercedes C-class, BMW 4-series or the like when this is available for a similar or even lower price? It’s…

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Free Photoshop Download – Muscle Car Sketch

PSD Cover Muscle Car

Sometimes it’s hard to see how a sketch is built up by just looking at it. This is why I’m giving you this free photoshop download of a muscle car I did a couple days ago. You can download the .psd file here. Once downloaded, you can open the file up in Photoshop on your…

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Trust the Process and You Will Succeed


100 years from now our hands will be nothing but dust. Make sure you use them today for what they are intended for, creating beautiful things. If you fail a couple times, no big deal. Nobody will remember the failures but you, as a lesson learned for your next try. Most of the fears you…

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Free Sketching Car Design Course Part 2: Rendering


In the first part of my free car design course, we sketches a side view of a car with a BiC pen and a piece of paper. Now that we have the proportions down, it’s time for part two of this car design course. What we want to do now is render the side view…

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Free Car Sketching Crash Course [VIDEO]

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Goooooood morning and happy Monday! To get your week off right, and because you’re awesome for checking out TheSketchMonkey, I created a free car sketching crash course. Inside, I’ll walk you though step by step how to get a sports car right in side view every single time you sketch it. There are a few rules…

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My Weird Morning Sketching Ritual [Video inside]

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If you’re following me on Instagram (@thesketchmonkey), you’ve seen the result of my weird morning sketching ritual in some posts. I do this almost every morning. Starting the day off right is essential for me. It sets the tone for the rest of the day. If I start the day doing what I enjoy, the rest…

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