Posts Tagged ‘Spencer Nugent’

Video Tutorial: Pencil Sketching

As promised, a new video for you to check out. I tried to focus on just pencils in this one rather than getting into marker. We have a couple more car videos coming, but mind you, we’re not car designers. Just so happens we got on a car kick for a bit… As always, experiment […]

Toolbox: Shadows

Well not all about them, but this should help point you in the right direction. I’ve had a few people ask about the construction of shadows. I’ll talk about two types here and I’ll be up front here – I won’t cover every situation or even more complex scenarios, but the principles here will help […]

Marker Sketch Tutorial: Luggage

Okay, here’s another sketch tutorial for you. We’ve received a couple requests for more marker demos with traditional media, so I broke it down for you in a few steps. People always ask what’s the key to laying down some good marker or pencil – I think the answer is really simple. Relax, and have fun and […]

Recap: IDSKETCHING.COM at IDSA Western Conference

Yes I got married and on my honeymoon (with the permission of my lovely bride), represented for IDSKETCHING.COM at the IDSA Western Conference. Hosting the workshop was a fun experience and we had a good showing from students and professionals alike.

Quick Tip: Refresh and Reuse Those Old Markers

So . . . you’re a poor college student, starving artist, or another casualty of the raging recession. Markers aren’t getting any cheaper, the refill inks can be terribly expensive – so what do you do? The solution is rubbing alcohol

Marker Sketch Technique: Cylinder

See: Marker Tutorial: Cube Last week, I did  a quick sketch render of a cube. This week, we’ll take a look at a cylinder. If you ‘d like to follow along, simply download the cylinder sketch here and print it out. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can run some marker paper through the printer and […]

Interview: Spencer Nugent

If you have never seen Spencer’s mug, check out this cool interview vid he was asked to throw together for You can learn a lot about Spencer’s bio or by listening to what he’s saying –  either way, there are some great visual nuggets and advice given by Spencer.

Toolbox: Basic Marker Cube

Alot of people have been asking for this, so i finally decided to do it . . .  but 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, […]

Video Tutorial: Simple Cutaway View

Sketches can be very effective communication tools. Take the cutaway view. Without it, I would have no idea that the inside of these spheres is green goo. A cutaway view of an object is one that shows the outer as well as inner features of a given design. The easy way to do one is […]

Video Tutorial: Scooter Sketch

I’ve been wanting to buy one of these for some time now, but since I can’t, i thought I’d just do a sketch demo of one. The video starts out with some basic perspective construction principles and then shows how these relate or help me build the scooter in perspective. I’m using Bienfang Tracing paper […]

IDSKETCHING.COM Onsite @ California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Why yes we do exist outside the website and aren’t just figments of your imagination. John and I (Spencer) had the opportunity to visit one of the local art and design schools in San Francisco for a sit down with some first year students. Sometimes we forget what it was like being in school and […]

Video Tutorial: Exploded View Sketching

When it all comes down to it, we sketch to communicate. Sometimes simply sketching an object in the standard orthographic and perspective views isn’t enough. In cases like these, we sometimes need to go a little deeper with our explanation/communication to the viewer, and that’s where an exploded view comes in.