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How to Boost Your Industrial Design Sketches Instantly
Today, I share with you
how to start drawing from a reference picture
and create your own product design!
I started to search on Google pictures for tools and found an interesting cordless grinder.
I like its mechanical features.
I share with you a series of 24 tips to improve your Industrial Design sketching skills!
I took my Wacom Cintiq 22HD tablet to draw with Sketchbook Pro.
It is a very light software with a nice pen tool by default.
I invite you to make it a try, it is free and easy to use. 🙂
When you draw,
remember to set up a strategy to make it easy and logical all along the way for you.
There is no single approach.
But the main rules to remember are:
- Draw light for your construction lines
- Draw loose without looking for perfection
- Draw from general to details (Main body form > handle > buttons > stickers and logo)
- Always visualize your perspective, even for details
Drawing TIP 1:
Take inspiration from existing products
Drawing TIP 2:
Choose a wider angle of perspective
Drawing TIP 3:
Draw the main sections
Drawing TIP 4:
Import existing details
Drawing TIP 5:
Sketch Roughly the shape of the focus point
Drawing TIP 6:
Use construction lines to visualize better
Drawing TIP 7:
Always start with light lines
Drawing TIP 8:
Use bolder lines for the product itself
Sketching TIP 9:
Think about functions
Drawing TIP 10:
Draw a minimalist handle to see through it
Drawing TIP 11:
Make sure the handle follows the same perspective
Drawing TIP 12:
Draw by ignoring the handle first
Drawing TIP 13
“Scult” removing or adding material
Drawing TIP 14:
Details follow the perspective of the main volume!
Drawing TIP 15:
Use hatching to block some areas
Sketching TIP 16:
Add some writing to space up!
Sketching TIP 17:
Think “inside” the box!
Sketching TIP 18:
Drawing TIP 19:
Think of the user’s needs
Drawing TIP 20:
Take your time to refine and relax
Drawing TIP 21:
No need to be perfect. But make sure the perspective is correct.
Sketching TIP 22:
Add a logo using a frame.
Sketching TIP 23:
Add extra axis and circular curves for dynamism!
Drawing TIP 24:
Add a quick shadow below
They are plenty of secrets I use and discovered during my school or professional years.
I am happy to share them with you and hope they are helpful to your design journey!