Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

How to work with basic geometric shapes

Most industrial design renderings usually have combinations of these simple geometric shapes. Let's review one more time how shadows affect a cylinder, a cone and a sphere,video.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to draw a coffee maker with proper shadows

Rendering curved objects can lead to confusion on where the light and dark tones should be. We practiced first with a simple cube and two tones of gray, to get this coffee maker done, video.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How to draw ellipses

Working well with ellipses in industrial design can be quite important, especially if we are working with objects that are cylindrical in shape. Watch this video to learn how to work with those ellipses and how to add two types of line weights and some gray marker tones, video

Saturday, March 17, 2012

How to draw shadows on a floor plan

Figuring out how to do our shadows properly in a floor plan can take some practice. Take a look at this quick trick that will allow you to situate most of your shadows correctly, using tracing paper, video.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

How to draw arrows in ID

Drawing arrows properly in industrial design is important, as we show movement of parts. Take a look at how we made these two arrows to show how a lid opens and how a button could be pushed,  video.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How to draw a round table and four chairs

In this demonstration you will learn quickly how to set up a drawing that would include four chairs and a circular table. Perspective here has to be maintained clearly, so that we do not get confused with so many lines, video.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

How to draw a Morris chair

Today in this video you will learn how to render this wonderful Morris chair, starting with a simple box in perspective and adding detail little by little, in stages

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How to draw lamps

Whether we are drawing a lamp or a drinking bottle, we always have to make sure that we relate our circles in perspective (ellipses) to the horizon line, regardless of the scale of the object. In this video, you're going to learn how to relate a lamp to the horizon line, video.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

How to organize callouts

Drawing and composing call outs is a skill that needs to be mastered in industrial design (and other design disciplines too).

This demonstration has three parts to it; the first two focus on drawing this sideboard and the third one focuses on the callouts.

Setting up our markers

Setting up your markers is one of the first tasks we need to do when we are ready to render using Adobe Photoshop. Please click on this link to learn how to organize them, video.