This fast paced course in Design Sketching by professional designer and educator Martijn van de Wiel will get you up and running in no time.
Created by: Martijn van de Wiel
Fast Track to Design Sketching
Start: any time
Duration: self paced
Modules: 8 (lifetime access)
Tutorial videos: 53 (11+ hours)
Self Study Plan:
$198 $99 (one time payment)
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Purchases are credit card only (Paypal link available upon request). Prices are tax included. Once your payment has been received, you will receive a personal invitation to access the course at the email address that you fill out on the payment form. To access the course you will need a Sketchdrive account. If you do not have a Sketchdrive account yet, you will be asked to sign up to Sketchdrive first, this is free.
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This fast paced course in Design Sketching will get you up and running in no time. I have assembled insights and expertise from 18 years of teaching into this new online program so you can now train this invaluable skill in record time. Watch demo’s, learn theory, practice assignments, upload your work, receive feedback and improve your technique on the fly. You’re in control. Set your own pace and I will give you personal feedback for as long as you want. Get started today!
See you in the course,
“This course offers a feature that is unequivocally paramount to the novice designer: FEEDBACK. Definitely a great way to acquire rudimentary skills before committing to an expensive education.” – Tomer
“I learnt sketching In one month in this course more than 10 years by myself” – Gilberto Salas
“Excellent course. Although I did not spend more than 15 hours in total, my progress was exponential. For the first time in my life, I feel like drawing. I am an industrial designer and I think it will be very useful for my future.” – Leonardo Martinez
“It’s amazing that within only 4 weeks I’ve started to see all objects in the world differently.” – Julia Lebedeva
“It was my first time, when I have had a real teacher. I learned a lot, actually every video was valuable knowledge, some of them answered my questions I couldn’t find in books or other materials.” – Jacek
“I enjoyed a lot this course, because the contents were taught in a very dynamic and understandable way. Besides I could obtain constant feedback looking the correction of the course members.” – Constanza Fredericksen Neira
*Note: reviews are from the GET FEEDBACK plan from Design Sketching #1, which includes modules 2-5 from this course.
What you’ll learn
- ✔ How to unlock your creativity by sketching with an exploratory mindset
- ✔ How to produce quality sketch lines and use markers for simple shading
- ✔ The basic principles of perspective through observation during an eye-opening field trip
- ✔ To develop ‘X-ray vision’ to understand the (hidden) geometry of simple products
- ✔ How to apply the basic theory of linear perspective by sketching simple linear products
- ✔ How to sketch simple cylindrical products.
- ✔ How to combine linear and cylindrical shapes correctly in perspective
- ✔ How to cheat and develop an efficient workflow in (re)designing products
- ✔ How to setup products with more complex geometry in perspective
- ✔ How to sketch user scenario’s by creating your own reference material
GET FEEDBACK SUBSCRIPTION – If you want to make progress fast, this feedback membership plan is for you. You will get lifetime access to the course content on Sketchdrive including a personal project feed inside the course to upload your work for review. You will follow a guided program with instructions, video tutorials and assignments. I will personally encourage you by reviewing all uploads and by giving you weekly feedback on your work for as long as you demand. The feedback is marked up visually so you’ll know exactly where to adjust and how to improve. You will also be able to see all uploads by other course members. You can even help your peers by exchanging feedback on each other’s work. You are in control: you can stop, pause or renew your membership at any time (login via My Account below).
*NEW* ASSISTANT FEEDBACK – Introducing my TA Job Oort! You’ll get the same course experience as described above for a smaller budget with excellent feedback by one of my most talented assistants
Assistant feedback by Job Oort
SELF STUDY – If you just want to watch the videos and practice by yourself this plan is for you. You will have lifetime access to all course tutorials and assignments. You will also be able to upload your work to the course for peer-review and you will be able to see all uploads by other course members. You can even help your peers by exchanging feedback on each other’s work.
Please note: instructor feedback is not included in the Self Study plan.
Example from Module 3 – Linear products.
Example from Module 6 – Complex geometry.
Example from Module 7 – Redesign.
Example from Module 8 – Setting the scene.
Examples of my annotated feedback on student work.
About the instructor
Martijn van de Wiel is a creative entrepeneur, industrial designer, founder of Sketchdrive and creator of the Design Sketching label. He is based in The Hague where he operates from his downtown studio surrounded by artists and creative professionals from all disciplines. Martijn is fascinated by the human ability to explore, learn and create.
Martijn created the Design Sketching label to share insight and experience on the subject of ‘sketching to create’. He regurlarly posts inspiring sketches and video tutorials directly from his studio- and classroom demos. He is currently producing and teaching a series of online design sketching courses to help aspiring creatives worldwide boost their sketching skills and leverage their creative potential. With a background in Industrial Design and more than 15 years experience in teaching courses and workshops at international design schools and innovative companies, Martijn has developed a unique approach in effective training of the sketching skill. His popular hands-on courses and workshops are reviewed as ‘fast learning’ and ‘eye-opening’ experiences.
With Design Sketching Courses, Martijn is on a mission to make professional sketch training available and affordable to all by reaching out to the worlds most talented sketch masters to help them connect and share their expertise with a worldwide community of learners.
As founder and CEO of Sketchdrive, Martijn reaches out to pioneers in online education to help them unlock creativity and amplify learning beyond the classroom. Founded on the principles of ‘learning by doing’ Martijn and his team have developed an interactive tool to easily share, review and give feedback on visual work.
Martijn in action in his classroom at TU/e.
Tools & Materials
(I am preparing a special Design Sketching starter kit that includes the tools listed below. If all goes well it will be available soon. Stay tuned!)
To get the best results it is important that you acquire the right set of tools. Hereby a list with materials that we personally prefer. You are free to choose for yourself, but remember that the quality of the tools has quite an effect on the quality of the results. The brands posted here are just examples. I am sure if you shop around you can find (cheaper) alternatives somewhere else. Don’t forget to ask for a student discount!
– a portable camera (smart phone is ok)
– a light blue pencil (NO graphite!): e.g. Derwent Studio #32 or #35 or Prisma
– a good quality pencil sharpener
– a couple of felt-tip pens (fineliner ±0.4mm): e.g. Pilot / Stabilo / Uni-pin / read some reviews
– one heavy felt tip pen: e.g. Papermate Flair M / Pentel Sign Pen / Edding 1200
– a set of 3 grey alcohol markers (C2-C4-C6): e.g. Copic / Pantone / Prismacolor
– one Tabloid (11″ x 17″) or A3 marker pad: e.g. 4Art / Copic / Bee Paper
Suggestion for pencils, pens and markers.
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