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Design Sketching Blueprint: Industrial Design Essentials

Design sketching essentials from what tools to use such as pen & paper to drawing & sketching exercises for designers
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Hi, I'm Marouane, industrial designer originally from Stockholm, Sweden, now living and working in South Florida.

In this course, I'd like to show you a few sketching techniques I've used throughout the years as an industrial designer.

These techniques aren't very common in design sketching school books. I've picked them up from friends and colleagues from different background in the design industry and compiled them into this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you who want to develop your sketching skills. Maybe you're a fashion designer or industrial design student who use sketching to visualize your ideas or maybe you're just starting out and want to learn the basics of design sketching, then this course is for you.

What will I learn in this course?

You will learn how to improve your line quality, exercises for sketching smooth lines and curves, how to sketch a perfect circle free hand, practice ellipses in perspective, introduction to product design sketching, form idea generation, how to use simple geometries to simplify the design process and so much more!

Thank you for taking interest in my course, I hope to see you inside.

Your instructor,


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for you who want to improve your core sketching techniques. Maybe you are just starting out with design sketching or you've been sketching for years and feel struck in your development. This course will help you get back to the basics and build from there.
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What Will I Learn?
learn what tools to use to start design sketching
draw and sketch using the correct techniques to get smooth results
practice ellipses using pen and paper
practice line quality and learn how to get smooth lines
explore product design sketching using basic geometries
learn how to sketch almost perfect circles without any templates
get introduced to transportation design and car design sketching
have a better understanding of product proportions
...and so much more
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  • Pen & paper and a willingness to learn and have fun!
Curriculum For This Course
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Course overview - What you will learn in this course
1 Lecture 04:20

Welcome! This lecture is a quick overview of the course content and introduction of your teacher

Preview 04:20
Design Sketching Fundamentals
5 Lectures 22:31

This lecture will give you an overview of the tools you need for this course.

Preview 03:40

Sketching smooth lines is something many students are struggling with. In this lecture, I walk your through the technique I use to keep those lines nice and smooth.

Struggling sketching straight smooth lines? Try this

When it comes to product design sketching, almost every line you will make will have some degree of curvature to it. In this lecture, we'll talk about how to perfect those curves.

Accuracy practice - Learn to sketch perfect curves

Usually when we want to sketch nice circles, we use templates. It can be for the wheels of a car or any circular design we are working on. But we don't always carry templates with us so we want to be able to sketch nice circles free hand. Here's how to do that!

Preview 04:12

Sketching ellipses is pretty important when designing products. In many cases, we start out by outlining the proportions of a design by using ellipses. In this lecture, I'll walk you though a few exercises on how to improve your ellipse sketching.

Ellipse practice from narrow to wide, what to think about
The foundations of product design sketching
3 Lectures 15:25

Now that we got the basics of sketching lines, circles and ellipses down, let's step it up a bit by looking at some basic perspective sketching.

Basic perspective exercise and how to easily sketch radiuses

Sometimes we overwhelm ourselves thinking of the finished design in out heads even before we got a single line down on paper. Instead, let's try and break the design down into simple geometries.

Let your creativity loose and combine simple design elements into products

Using parallel lines can be very effective when visualizing shading. In this lecture, I'll show you a few ways you can shade your sketch using nothing but lines.

How to use lines to visualize shading and shadows

Short quiz to recap what we've been through in the section.

Product design sketching techniques
2 questions
Turn Simple Geometries Into Products
4 Lectures 30:41

Sometimes we overwhelm ourselves thinking of the finished design in out heads even before we got a single line down on paper. Instead, let's try and break the design down into simple geometries.

Block out the design using simple geometries, then add details

In this lecture, you will learn the basic proportions of an SUV and how to simplify the process of sketching one.

Transportation design proportions - SUV

In this lecture, you will learn the basic proportions of a minivan and how to simplify the process of sketching one.

Transportation design proportions - Minivan

In this lecture, you will learn the basic proportions of a sports car and how to simplify the process of sketching one.

Transportation design proportions - Sports car
About the Instructor
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Industrial Designer & Online Teacher

Hi, I'm Marouane. I'm here to give you the tools and information you need to reach your goals in your professional career. I value your time and I'm honored that you chose to know more about my courses here on Udemy.

What I can guarantee you in all my courses is that you'll get actionable advice and learn techniques that you can implement immediately and see results. I cut the nonsense out of my lectures and focus on what matters. This is something I know I appreciate when taking a course and I think you do too.

Who are you and what can you do for me, Marouane?

You could say I'm a wannabe surfer and backpacker (34 countries and counting) who loves design and helping others succeed. I have worked as an industrial designer, concept artist and illustrator for over 8 years and online marketer for a couple of years now. The techniques I'm sharing with you have allowed me to live my vision I had as a kid, which was to work as a designer and move from a small suburb outside of Stockholm, Sweden to the sunny beaches of South Florida.

My professional design journey began in 2008 designing consumer electronics for companies in Hong Kong and the U.S.

In 2010 I moved to Italy to study a master degree in automotive design in collaboration with the design team from Audi and Lamborghini and I graduated a year later. Since then my designs have been featured online and in numerous magazines such as Auto Motor & Sport, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Speed and Car Scoop.

What I do

I currently work with the largest privately owned medical device developer in the world to help them solve their design problems and create better products. I'm also the founder and creator of TheSketchMonkey and ProVideoSlides where we create products for video marketers.

Throughout the years I've had the opportunity to work with companies in Switzerland, Italy, USA and Sweden, designing products ranging from medical equipment and food packaging machines to concept art and automotive design.

Why should I join your courses?

If you are serious about improving your skills and you want someone to guide you in the right direction, my courses are for you. One thing to remember though, you need to be prepared to put in the work. I will be there to help you as much as I can in the discussion board of each course, but you have to have the mindset and desire to want to learn. That's all you need. You'll always be up to date since I will add lectures to the courses on a regular basis.

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