This course will introduce you to the basics of digital sketching and guide you through the process of completing a product design sketch and render with an entirely digital workflow.


Created by: Hudson Rio

Intro to Digital Design Sketching
Start: any time
Duration: self paced
Modules: 7 (lifetime access)
Tutorial videos: 5+ hours
Effort: 4-8h/module
Language: English

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IMPORTANT: To access the course you will need a Sketchdrive account. If you do not have a Sketchdrive account yet, you will need to sign up to Sketchdrive first, this is free. If you have trouble accessing your course please contact us for help.

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A great way to start sketching digitally like a pro!

Analog sketching is great, but can also slow down your workflow. By sketching digitally, you don’t have to deal with scanning paper sketches, you can do many design iterations quickly, and of course “Ctrl+Z” can be very handy!

This course will introduce you to the basics of digital sketching and guide you through the process of completing a product design sketch and render with an entirely digital workflow.

You will learn basic drawing exercises, perspective, digital workflow practices, and rendering techniques. If you have little to no experience sketching digitally this class will guide you through the necessary steps to become familiar with the tools and programs you are using. And if you have experience, this is a great way to go back and reinforce the basics and learn a new perspective on the digital sketching workflow.

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What you’ll learn

  • ✔ Basic sketching drills that will teach you the foundations of design drawing
    ✔ 1 and 2 point perspective
    ✔ How to construct basic shapes in perspective
    ✔ How to use underlays to work efficiently
    ✔ Get familiar with your drawing tablet
    ✔ Get familiar with the program of your choice (Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop, etc.)
    ✔ Brush settings that work best for you

Course Description

When you start sketching digitally you are learning how to draw again (or for the first time!) with different tools. Because of this, it is best to start with the basics and familiarize yourself with the digital sketching medium in a simple way. This course will give you the tools you need to become comfortable sketching digitally and then quickly move into sketching and rendering real products. You’ll learn the best ways to sketch and render in a quick and efficient way so you can develop more concepts!


Module 1: Warm-up Exercises
Module 2: Understanding Perspective
Module 3: Basic Shapes
Module 4: Shadow Plotting
Module 5: Rendering 3D Forms
Module 6: Product Sketches
Module 7: Product Renders

Enrollment plans

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SELF STUDY: With this option, you pay a one time fee for access to all of the tutorial videos and assignments, and you can complete the course at your own pace. You can upload your work for peer review, but you will NOT receive instructor feedback.


Tools & Materials

With digital sketching, there are many different options for the tools you can use. The key thing is that you find something that is comfortable for you and become very familiar with it. I personally use a Wacom Cintiq 22HD and Sketchbook Pro, but this course can be completed with any drawing tablet and digital sketching program. Here are some suggestions:

Drawing Tablet:
– Wacom Cintiq
– Wacom Mobile Studio Pro
– Wacom Intuos
– Wacom Bamboo
– Microsoft Surface
– Apple iPad
– etc.

Digital Sketching Program:
– Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
– Adobe Photoshop
– Corel Painter
– Procreate
– Krita
– Mischief
– etc.


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