In this engaging course Martijn van de Wiel and his team will boost your confidence in sketching more complex and organic product shapes like sneakers, furniture and game controllers!

Created by: Martijn van de Wiel

Start: any time (opening soon!)
Duration: self paced
Modules: 4 (lifetime access)
Effort: 4-8h/module
Language: English
Feedback: monthly subscription (cancel any time)
Seats: limited!

Course enrollment expected to open February 2019: 

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Sketching complex shapes with confidence!

In this engaging course Martijn van de Wiel and his team will boost your confidence in sketching more complex and organic product shapes like sneakers, furniture and game controllers! More info will follow shortly.
If you want I can also send you a reminder. Just sign up to the notification list to make sure you don’t miss this opportunity!

See you in Sketchdrive!
Martijn

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What you’ll learn

  • ✔ Understand the (hidden) geometry of complex product shapes
  • ✔ How to get grip on complex geometry
  • ✔ How to sketch complex geometry in perspective
  • ✔ How to use underlays
  • ✔ …

Course description
In this course we will dive into understanding and sketching more complex and organic product shapes.  You will not be alone. Inside the course you will be surrounded by peers working on the same assignments.
More info will follow shortly.

Enrollment plans
GET FEEDBACK – If you want to make progress fast, this feedback membership is for you. You will follow a guided program with instructions, video tutorials and assignments. You will have a personal project feed inside the course to upload your work for review. I will personally encourage you by reviewing all uploads and by giving you weekly feedback on your work for as long as you need. 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.

Note: when the GET FEEDBACK plan is unavailable please sign up to get notified about the next opening for enrollment.

SELF STUDY – If you just want to watch the videos and practice by yourself this plan is for you. You will have 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 this plan!

Program
week 1. Complex geometry 1
week 2. Complex geometry 2
week 3. Helping Hands
week 4. Re-design

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About the instructor

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Martijn van de Wiel is a creative entrepeneur, 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. Most of his activities evolve around the Inspirational Power of Sketching, a subject he is highly passionate about.

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.

As founder and CEO of Sketchdrive, Martijn reaches out to the worlds most passionate creative professionals to help them connect and share their expertise with a worldwide community of learners. With the Sketchdrive team he is on a mission to make creative skill training available and affordable to all. To do so, Martijn and his team have developed a visual feedback tool embedded in an interactive platform for creative education. Sketchdrive now offers a variety of bite-sized interactive courses to all lifelong learners looking for an instant boost of their creative skills.


Martijn in his recording studio

Tools & Materials
To get the best results it is important that you acquire the right set of tools. Hereby a list with materials that I 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 couple of felt-tip pens (fineliner): e.g. Pilot / Stabilo
– 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
– smooth A3 paper (at least 80 grams)

Optional:
– some markers in 2-3 shades of the same colour (include one really light shade!)
– one A3 (or 11×14″) marker pad: e.g. 4Art / Copic / Bee Paper
(plain bond (copier) paper is fine too, but it will cost you a bit more ink)

 

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