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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There Are Always Massive Failure Behind Every Success


I picked up my first marker in 2007 and man, I sucked at it. I got frustrated every time we had a marker sketching assignment in college because I knew it would turn out like crap. But every time I saw a sweet marker render, I was amazed. I loved it. It’s something special about…

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Go After It – 2 Key Factors when Working on Your Goals

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Go After It – 2 Key Factors when Working on Your Goals. Was out and about today and thought I’d use the time driving to share some thoughts with you about working on your goals and reaching them. I love sharing stuff like this. In my opinion, the main reasons for not reaching your goals…

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Top 10 Ugliest Modern Cars That Should Be Banned


We all have our favorite cars and car designers. For me, a car is a piece of art, a sculpture, a work of passion. But sometimes, things go wrong. Very wrong. Here are my top 10 ugliest modern cars that should be banned from the streets.   1 – Pontiac Aztek The mother of ugly…

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BMW 9-Series Coming in 2020


If you think the BMW 7-series isn’t big enough for your needs (I can see that being an issue here in America, where ANYTHING bigger is better), you are in for a treat. According to Car Magazine, the bosses at BMW have decided to bring the concept Gran Lusso Coupe, shown at the 2013 Villa d’Este…

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The Problem With Car Design


There is a problem with car design today. Citroen revealed a new small coupe a while ago they’re launching sometime soon. When I first saw it, something struck me. Being Citroen, I thought I was going to see some cool, funky shapes and innovative B-pillars but this time it was surprised. The surprise soon turned into…

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How Do You Learn to Sketch?


This is a question I get almost everyday. How do you learn to sketch? How do you get better? What tools do you use to make those lines? The answer is always the same. How do you learn to sketch? You have got to practice. You have got to DO. This applies to whatever it…

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5 Essential Tools for the Analog Designer


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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