Rapid Product Sketching: The "Cloud Sketching" Technique
The easiest & quickest way to sketch products
In this straight to the point class you will learn how to sketch a specific object, in this case an office chair, using a technique I call "Cloud sketching".
We will start by taking an existing image of a chair, break it down into its fundamental geometries by blurring our vision and looking at the product a bit differently.
Once we have our proportions down on paper, we'll go into adding line weight and shading to make the sketch pop and give it depth.
The Cloud Sketching technique can be applied when sketching any type of product.
This class is for you who want to learn how to sketch products using a simple, unconventional technique.
I use this technique on a daily basis in my role as an industrial designer.
Grab a pen and a piece of paper and let's get started!
Marouane is an industrial designer and online teacher from Stockholm, Sweden currently living in the sunshine state of Florida. He has taught over 30.000 successful students from around the world the art of design sketching.
He's worked as an industrial designer, concept artist, illustrator and online teacher for over 10 years which sometimes makes him feel pretty old.
He has a master degree in automotive design and a bachelors degree in industrial design.
Some of his designs have been featured online and in numerous magazines such as Auto Motor & Sport, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Speed and Car Scoop.
You can get to know Marouane better through his YouTube channel TheSketchMonkey and on Instagram @thesketchmonkey
PreviewOur tools for this class (1:29)
StartWarmup your hand & fill the paper (1:45)
StartMy favorite warmup doodle. Try it out! (2:11)
StartWhy blurring your vision helps you with proportions (0:48)
StartUse simple lines and curves to "block in" your design (1:54)
StartLet's start to add details & design features to our chair (3:41)
StartUse line weight to give your sketch depth (3:07)
StartThe easiest & quickest way to visualize wheels (0:57)
StartIf you feel brave, add line shading for more depth (1:16)
StartFinal touch-ups (1:05)