Industrial Design Sketching Tutorials
A detailed overview of the Copic markers line-up and their main features.
Transportation designer Allan Macdonald explains how to choose the right scale for design sketching.
A time lapse video featuring concept designer Danny Gardner creating a quick pen sketch of a concept car.
An old but very good tutorial by concept designer Scott Robertson on how to draw forms in perspective.
This tutorial shows the tools and techniques used to render a quick concept sketch line drawing. Done in one hour using the mouse only.
This tutorial explains how to increase a visual vocabulary by practicing a focused observation of the world.
A visual tutorial that demonstrates the importance of using different line weights in a drawing. Also check the comments by Luciano Bove.
An article featuring a list of guidelines and tips on product design sketching.
A detailed video tutorial by Mark Kokavec that explains how to use Autodesk SketchBook Pro in combination with Adobe Illustrator to create concept sketches. Requires free registration.
In this article Spencer Nugent gives an overview of the different types of sketches used by designer: from doodles to technical, presentation and emotive sketches.
This tutorial explains the main steps for creating a design sketch of a bag using a Pilot fineliner, Copic and Prismacolor markers, prismacolor pencils, and Adobe Photoshop.
A quick tutorial on how to create a product design rendering using markers and smudging on a Prismacolor Verithin pencil drawing.
This forum post explains how to create accurate ellipses in Alias Sketchbook Pro version 2.0 using custom brushes.
A quick demo by industrial designer Michael DiTullo that describes a technique for quickly creating rough and concepts to communicate ideas and review designs.
A tutorial by designer Michael DiTullo that shows the workflow process for the creation of a footwear rendering in Photoshop.
An article that explains the importance of using different line weights to clarify a form and add dynamics to a sketch.
This tutorial shows the steps involved in the rendering of a spaceship inspired by a lion fish. Done in Photoshop CS2 in an hour starting from a hand drawn pen sketch.
This video tutorial gives a quick overview as well as a few tips on how to quickly show form using simple contour lines while sketching.