The Art technique Designers Should Not Draw with!

the artist technique designers should not draw with to create

How Designers Must Draw (that many artists don’t)

  • 00:00 Start
  • 00:06 Let’s draw a defibrillator
  • 00:27 Study Medical care design
  • 01:17 MISTAKE 1 | START WITH DETAILS
  • 02:27 MISTAKE 2 | Draw in 2D with a grid
  • 05:09 BENEFIT 1 | Draw anything from any angle!
  • 10:46 BENEFIT 2 | Modify what you see
  • 14:54 No shame to copy!!
  • 15:34 Sketching Result (Full process in the next video!)

My friend just had a motorbike accident.
He got 3 ribs broken : /. He now needs plenty of rest.

When we went to the hospital to support him,
I took many pictures of the medical care appliances.

My girlfriend was wondering what I was doing.
I was capturing inspiration!

There was this retro television with a canvas bag attached to it.
That was a Defibrillator. (My friend didn’t need it by the way!)

I wanted to draw it.

00:06 Let’s draw a defibrillator

Why most beginners can’t draw product designs?

It’s because they approach it the “2D artist way” with a grid, like the drawing of realistic portraits.

I show you how to solve this with this giant sketching TIP, where “Order matters”.
It is one of the 3 KEY PRINCIPLES to succeed in design sketching.

It’s about how you start planning and seeing things in 3D
before drawing your product so things get a lot easier!


00:27 Study Medical care design
01:17 MISTAKE 1 START WITH DETAILS
There is no logic, you feel lost pretty fast.
The result is clumsy and out of proportion.

02:27 MISTAKE 2 Draw in 2D with a grid
It is too time-consuming to draw with a grid, and you can’t draw any other angle.

05:09 BENEFIT 1 Draw anything from any angle!
Think in 3 dimensions before starting, and set the order you want to draw thee elements.
You can then draw your product in 3 dimensions from any angle!

10:46 BENEFIT 2 Modify what you see
Create a story and modify your product accordingly. Example: What if the defibrillator needs to be mobile?

14:54 No shame to copy!!
15:34 Sketching Result (Full process in the next video!)
See you in Part 2!
About The Author

Chou-Tac

Hello! I am a Product Designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim is to help you all along with your design projects and journey! Leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : ) Chou-Tac

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