Archive for the ‘Interesting Things’ Category

500 A Collection of Sketches by Spencer Nugent

Now available for the iPad in the iBookstore, and coming soon PDF for download for iPhone, Android, and whatever you’d like to use it on. Click on the image to download the free PDF sample.   A long time ago, when I was still learning how to sketch and visualize design concepts, my professor at the [...]

More from the Master of Chicken Scratch

A few months back we did a small review on a book called “Masters of Chicken Scratch Vol.1” by Dwayne Vance. Dwayne is an amazing artist and he is releasing MOCS Vol. 2. Once we get the new book we’ll do a review, and true to his form I’m sure the content will be awesome and expansive. Until then here is some [...]

New Creature Box Book!

If you don’t know about the CreatureBox then you should. Their content is always fresh, crazy unique, and they’re amazing artists. These guys are definitely in my top 10…especially since i have a thing for weird creatures and robots. They’re finally making a full fledged book and I’m way excited! Jump over to their site @ kickstarter and you can get the book, [...]

Crazy white board artwork

This is pretty sweet and i wish this guy was my teacher in high school. Gregory Euclide created awesome murals during the 25 minutes he had for lunch. Apparently it started with him teaching his students what they could do in a short amount of time and then they got hooked. There are more images [...]

Fresh Website: CNCPT Kicks

Check out the newest website/online magazine from Daniel Bailey - Concept Kicks. You may recognize Daniel’s work on the Monkee Design Blog where he always has some fresh inspiration and design insight. Concept kicks is all about footwear, but not just sketching. Daniel aims for his site to be the definitive source for all things footwear [...]

All About Markers

Video: All about markers by Axel Egolf of Acadesign.

SketchTheatre.com

Here is a sweet site with all the video candy you could want. You get a decent view of process and there’s a lot of great artists. The videos are really sped up and there’s not a lot of info on the materials, time, or tools they used. But there’s a ton of inspirational content so i’m not complaining. Enjoy!

Tee Shirts

For a limited time, I’ll be printing a short run of tee shirts. I’m doing them for me, but also thought, hey, maybe some people would want one of these. There’s an IDSKETCHING variant as well as Two Sketch-a-day variants as well. Prices will be listed soon, but if you’re interested, email me spencer [at] [...]

Book Announcement: Informality

As many of you know Andres Parada is a good friend of ours. We’ve hosted his work a few times and he has his own featured page in our Sketchbook section. Well, he now has a book of his own and its a 100+ pages of sweetness! The book is being sold through Blurb and [...]

Article – CAD verses Sketching, Why Ask?

Spencer sent me this article and I liked it so much I sent it to every individual on my design team. Its a great read. I’m constantly running into interns and designers who are limiting their creativity, exploration of problem, and communication of a solution because a program wont let them do what they see in their mind, or they are to [...]

Mr. Imagination…

These videos are a bit idealistic…and sales driven. But there are some great points and reminders on how to design products with sustainability in mind.( It’s nice exciting to see more companies focus on this.) However, im ultimately posting them for the sketches. “Mr. Imagination” does a pretty good job about communicating complex ideas with simple visual elements. (portfolio [...]

Manufacturing Videos

I know this is a sketching site but…I manage the content. So, here is a range of “how things are made?” videos.  If these don’t do it for you and you were hoping for a cool sketch or inspiration then check out the robotic arms. They are seriously cool….and dont forget to “watch those fingers!”