Today we explore a powerful technique of How to draw bottles. I believe it’s powerful because you can use the same method to draw anything that is using a “Revolution”. In other words, anything that the profile turn in 360 degrees around a vertical axis. You may think of pottery.
This tutorial is using the software Sketchbook Pro, where we activate the tool: Vertical symmetry axis. Download Sketchbook Pro trial
How to draw a bottle in video – using Sketchbook Pro and the symmetry axis
Regular view point We tend to draw things from how we see them in real life. However, when you want to draw something, always ask yourself from which viewpoint you want to show it.
Front view point for presentation boards for clients
Today we are interested to get a front view viewpoint. It’s easy to multiple the proposals and show to your project to your client for him to make a selection.
Sketching is about strategy. The video explain the 3 approach of How to draw a bottle. You will see that they are actually complementary. There is no right or wrong. It’s all about your own preference.
Draw anything like a Bottle of water, Soya sauce Kikkoman, bottle of perfume and so on.
ASSIGNMENT OF THE DAY: Observe all the things that use a “Revolution” similar to pottery. Take note of them and try to draw them on Sketchbook Pro. You can start with a dozen such as a glass, a flower pot, a base ball bat, a Pantone Tria marker, an ice cream cone… 🙂
Pottery – Picture from Faiencerie du Morvan – Made of an infinity number of ellipses.
BONUS that is not in the video: It’s just fun to see how the packaging of the bottle can reflect the personality and the body shape of the buyer.
eg. For a sports brand of bottle such as Gatorade, the bottle is definitely sporty with a narrow waist. A bottle of soda is more massive, cheap tasty and big….
Hope it helps and see ya for the next tutorial ! And feel free to leave a comment or question.