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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 down. All positives so far! Still have my old Wacom Intuos 3 Wide which I got in 2008. Works great. I can throw it in the wall if I get frustrated from my messy lines, it will still work. The only part that’s showing signs of...

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Sometimes it’s hard to see how a sketch is built up by just looking at it. This is why I’m giving you this free photoshop download of a muscle car I did a couple days ago. You can download the .psd file here. Once downloaded, you can open the file up in Photoshop on your computer and step by step activate layer by layer. This way will make it easier to get an understanding of how you can build up a quick rendering using layers and what goes in each layer as well. I usually start out most of my Photoshop...

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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 is you want to get better at, you simply have to practice. If you want to be the best at something, you have got to practice ten times more than the average person who rather dream than take action. There’s no limit to how good...

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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 disappointment when I realized how extremely generic and boring the new concept car was. What happened? I decided to make a quick experiment. I wonder what would happen if we simply change the front grille and rebrand this design. Would it work? There’s a problem with...

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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 layers of markers throughout this render, so we won’t even see those lines once we are done. Once you’re happy with the the lines, start with a light marker, using a color of your choice, to start laying down some sweet reflections.   Step 2: I...

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