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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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!
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Lesson 3: Lesson 3: Drawing in 2D
This lesson covers multi-view drawing, a technique for understanding an object through multiple 2D views.
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Lesson 4: Drawing in 3D Started
Lesson 5: Light and Shadow
This technique will help you bring some realism to a drawing and bring some clarity to the form.
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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.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!