Category Archives: SKETCHING

3 Key Lines to Sketching Cars in Perspective

Hey! In this quick video, I want to show you something I hate doing – sketching cars… Just kidding, who doesn’t love to sketch cars? Madness! Anyway, inside the video you’ll learn about the 3 key lines you need when sketching cars in perspective. We’re gonna focus on 3/4 rear view (yes that’s right , my favorite…

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Industrial Design Sketching – How to Sketch Ellipses

Ellipses are a big part of industrial design sketching. But sketching ellipses can be hard. Here’s a quick trick that I think might help you out if you’re struggling with it. Worked for me, hopefully it works for you too. Oh, and don’t forget your coffee!!!

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Join my Wacom Sketching Crash Course. It’s free.

Are you struggling with your digital sketching? Have you tried learning from books only to realize it’s not that easy to learn from pictures? I’ve put together a course on digital sketching, I call it the Wacom Sketching Crash Course and I think you’ll like it. Oh, and it’s free. Here’s some of what you…

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How to Sketch Anything Correctly Using this One Technique

What is up! Ever been sketching something and then stepped back to look at it only to realize the proportions are totally messed up? Happened to me all the time. But then I started to experiment with simple geometries and shapes to get the proportions done right BEFORE jumping into details. That’s what I’m going…

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What is Concept Design and Why Do We As Designers Need It?

“What is concept design?”, one might ask. Working as an industrial designer is fun and all BUT there’s a problem. It requires talking with engineers. And engineers tend to destroy the aesthetics of a design and only focus on cost, manufacturability etc. Yes, they are needed and sometimes you just gotta compromise. But there are…

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How to Make Your Marker Sketches Pop

Sometimes I get the questions how to make your marker sketches pop or stand out more. I know it’s a common issue amongst designers and students and I think I know what the problem is caused by. CONTRAST. Or in other words, LACK of contrast. You see, I used to have this problem too. This…

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How to Sketch Cars in Perspective (the easier way)

Quick little video on how to sketch cars in perspective – using ellipses. Hopefully it will help some of you guys out with perspective sketching. Try it out! Start big, get the proportions and volumes down, add a centerline and then you can start designing your car. Or product I used to start with adding…

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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

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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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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