Design Sketching Class


6 Lessons

17,529 Enrolled

Beginner Level

Welcome to Design Sketching Class! Sketching is the primary skill of the designer. It's the best way to quickly generate, iterate, and communicate design ideas to yourself and to others. In this class, you'll learn the basics of how to sketch in 2D, 3D, and how to shade a drawing to add realism. Grab some paper, pencils, and your big ideas. Let's get designing!

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Class Author:JON-A-TRON

Jonathan Odom is a professional designer with more than 10 years of experience in set design, architecture, and product design. He has designed architectural installations, industrial design prototypes, furniture, and lots of other projects on Instructables. His work has been exhibited locally and internationally, published online and in print, and is enjoyed by friends, family, collectors, and clients.


Lesson 1: Tools & Materials

In this lesson, you'll get started with a list of tools and materials.

Lesson 2: Lesson 2: Drawing Technique

Learn how to draw a straight line without a ruler and a circle without a template. It's easier than you think!

Lesson 3: Lesson 3: Drawing in 2D

This lesson covers multi-view drawing, a technique for understanding an object through multiple 2D views.

Lesson 4: Lesson 4: Drawing in 3D

Isometric drawing is a way of representing an object in 3D.

Lesson 5: Light and Shadow

This technique will help you bring some realism to a drawing and bring some clarity to the form.

Lesson 6: Case Study- White Noise Machine

This project will give you an idea of how these skills can be applied to the design process. There are some additional techniques to learn in this lesson as well.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!