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:
– Available upon request –
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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 over 20 years of teaching into this online program so you can now train this invaluable skill in record time. Watch demo’s, learn theory, practice assignments and improve your technique on the fly. Get started today!
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“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 – (currently unavailable)
*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 an independent Dutch creative entrepreneur and design teacher with a background in Industrial and Spatial Design. Operating from his studio in The Hague, he teaches courses and runs workshops in the field of Design Sketching.
The institutions he is affiliated with include: Technical University Delft, Technical University Eindhoven, and The Hague University of Applied Science. His sketching workshops, packaged under the Design Sketching label, include design schools, corporate teams and life long learners.
Martijn is on a mission to help aspiring and professional designers unlock their creative potential. He believes all humans are creative by nature, yet our risk-averse tendencies often block the ability to tap into our creativity. He is convinced that training exploratory sketching muscles is an effective way to build confidence and allow creativity to flow.
This belief has been driving him for more than two decades to share his insights with a worldwide audience. Through hands-on classes, keynote talks, and a firm online presence, Martijn keeps beating the drum for sketching as a vehicle to support thinking and stimulate the imagination.
Martijn in action in his classroom at TU/e.
Check out Martijn’s personal blog here: In Perspective.
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
Optional extra materials:
– some coloured markers in 2-3 shades of the same colour (example in picture below)
– A soft white pencil and a white gel pen (for highlights)
Suggestion for pencils, pens and markers.
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