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Let me tell you a story. Do you REALLY want to work as a designer?

What I’m about to say will resonate with some of you and to others it will sound like complete nonsense. And that’s ok. I’ve always thought of myself as being a bad industrial designer. Not because I lack skills, but by choice. Let me explain. Growing up I knew I wanted to do something creative.…

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Artist’s Loft Markers Review – The Good and the Bad

In this Artist’s Loft marker review I’m going to go over the design of the markers, the blending capabilities on marker and print paper, if they smear when using over pen lines and if I think they are worth the price. The set I’m suing for this review is the 6 set of neutral gray…

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Learn How to Draw for Beginners

We think anyone can learn how to draw, it’s all a matter of daily practice. We recently got asked how do you learn how to draw if you’re just starting out? Are there any shortcuts? Yes, there are. First, pick up a pen or pencil, whichever you’re comfortable with, and fill up an entire sheet of paper…

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One Simple Trick to Instantly Kickstart Your Creativity

Sometimes when we want to sketch something it can be hard to figure out what exactly we want to sketch. It’s like the blank sheet of paper is staring back at us begging us to give it a purpose. There are a few tricks you can use to overcome this initial block of creativity. In…

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Industrial Design Sketching – Perspective Basics

Industrial Design Sketching – Perspective Basics Sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics. I love to sketch cars, I also love to sketch things in perspective. In this video, I combine those two things to show you a few perspective exercises that have helped me understand it better. Hopefully it will help you…

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9 Steps to Sketch a Car with Markers

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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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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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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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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