Posts Tagged ‘Line Quality’

Toolbox: Basic Marker Cube

Alot of people have been asking for this, so i finally decided to do it . . . ┬ábut this time in step-by-step style without the video. Go easy on me. If something isn’t terribly clear, feel free to email us or comment and we’ll update this post to make it water tight. First off, [...]

The Gestural Sketch

How does something you are sketching communicate an idea or an emotion in a simple way? The quickest and best way I know, is to keep it gestural. To start, I would like to define “gestural” (as it pertains to sketching) as movement in line to express feeling, ideas, or meanings. Now before we get [...]

Video tutorial: Form Development

As a designer it is important to be a form giver. One of the hardest things to do with a sketch is making something 2d appear 3d by giving it structure and a feeling of substance. Sometimes searching for form and developing surface is a matter of diving into some scrappy sketch exploration. This video [...]

Video: Pinewood Derby/ Toy Car Sketch Demo

We’ve had quite a few requests on how to draw cars, and while I am no exotic car designer, I can draw a mean pinewood derby/toy car. The principles are the same – basic perspective, good line quality and line weight, proper control of your tool, and relax while you sketch. As you watch the [...]

Video: Gaming Mouse

Sketching demonstration featuring a gaming mouse. Presented by Spencer Nugent. Read on for the final Scan of the mouse.

Shadows and Shading

When coming up with that amazing sketch you’ve been planning and working on, correct shading and rendering technique can make or break that sketch. In fact, if you overwork things, it can overwhelm the viewer, and if you underwork things, the sketch can seem weak and unimpressive. Finding that sweet spot is critical. Watch the [...]

Flashlight Sketch

So you’ve got an orthographic (front view, sideview, or end view) sketch and you wanna make that sing in perspective? Better yet, what if you have one that’s circular in cross-section? Well, Luckily I’ve put together this awesome demo on just how to do that. I’m using Sketchbook Pro as my tool and a Wacom [...]

Quick Car Sketch

Quick how-to on gestural sketching with a digital medium. Emphasis on expressive lines, and gestural technique.

Ellipse Basics

Ellipses can be a pain. Watch this video to find out why and how to get perfect results by following some basic rules.

Backpack Sketch

Quick backpack sketch done and presented using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. Using a pencil? The same technique applies to you.