5 Essential Tools for the Analog Designer

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If you didn’t know already, sketching is one of my great passions. Whether it be digital or analog, I try to make time for sketching every day and continue to improve my skills. In this post you will learn the 5 essential tools for the analog designer, tools I always want to have available on…

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How to Move Across the World, Live Next to a Beach & Sketch Stuff Everyday.

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2007 I couldn’t have imagined being where I am today. Actually, I did imagine it everyday — move across the world, live next to a beach & sketch stuff everyday. How cool would that be. I had no idea how to do it, who to contact or talk to, where to start. So I kept…

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9 Steps to Sketch a Car with Markers

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Sketching cars with markers will always be a little bit more special than using Photoshop for me. Here are 9 steps to sketch a car with markers I think you’ll enjoy.   Step 1:  Fill out the outline of the car with a light pencil. Messed up the lines? No worries, they will get buried under…

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This Might Offend You

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This might offend you but I always share my thoughts without filters, I don’t like polished and nice, I like honest and raw, otherwise what would be the point. Whenever someone says I want to learn this or I want to do that and then in the same sentence says that they don’t have time,…

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Don’t Follow a System That Wasn’t Designed for You

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For most of my life I felt like I don’t fit in. I tried, but it’s like swimming towards the surface to catch a breath with all you have while something is pulling you back down trying to show you where the real treasure is. So I’m not fighting it anymore, I’m embracing it. It just…

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Top 9 Industrial Design Blogs

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Industrial design blogs can be pretty hard to find, especially good ones. By good ones I mean blogs that are updated regularly with great content related to industrial design. Here are TheSketchMonkey’s top 9 industrial design blogs of the interwebs. 1, Core 77 Core 77 is probably the number one blog when it comes to articles…

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There Are No Shortcuts to Progress and Success

Quite often I get asked what kind of tools I use to sketch. What kind of markers or what kind of pen. What I use for highlights or what paper works best with markers. While these are all legit questions, all of which I myself was asking just a few years ago, I kinda want…

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Concept Car to Production Car – What Gets Lost Along the Way

A friend of mine sent me a link that shows a bunch of .gifs with the transformation from concept car to production car, kind of like morphing in between the two. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it with you. ==> http://www.fastcodesign.com/3052765/13-gifs-of-concept-cars-morphing-into-real-vehicles?utm_source#1 Usually I think something in the styling and proportions of a…

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Industrial Design – How to Sketch Car Reflections with Copic Markers

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Hey! Hope you’re having an awesome day. I thought I’d share a sketching video with you that I think you might find helpful, especially if you’re into marker sketching and car design in particular. Obviously these techniques can be applied to all industrial design sketching, not just car design or transportation design. The key is…

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How to sketch wheels

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Hello Designers, it’s time for another video tutorial! This time, we’re going to talk about how to sketch wheels. This is something I get asked a lot. Now I did make a tutorial on this a while back, which you can watch here, but I thought it would be fun to make a new one.…

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