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


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


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. ==> 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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How to Sketch a Car with Markers


Hey Designers! In this video, I’ll show you real quick how to sketch a car with markers and the steps I take to get it done. Basically, you want to start out loose with a pencil or very fine pen lines. You don’t have to worry too much about messing up at this stage, most…

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How to get over anxiety and fears + VLOG 03

There’s a little personal secret I want to share with you. When I was younger, I used to be extremely camera shy and insecure around people, social anxiety if you will. I was the weird kid in high school that would sketch all day in class and didn’t really talk a lot. (Still don’t like…

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I’m Not a Fan of Making Grand Plans

I’m not a big fan of making grand plans for years to come. Whether it be geographical, in a state of mind or working on a project, staying too long in one place is dangerous. Having life “planned out” sounds incredibly boring to me. When I can see myself and know exactly where I will…

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Apple Pencil – Just a stylus or am I missing something?

The Apple Pencil has me confused. I’m watching the live event by Apple and they introduce the stylus. Jony Ive could probably sell ice to eskimos. With his soothing, calm british accent he can make anything sound incredibly amazing and dream like. But isn’t the Apple Pencil JUST A STYLUS? Is there anything revolutionary about…

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