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What to Sketch – Products for inspiration

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As I sketch everyday, I tend to spend some time thinking about what to draw. Sometimes it takes too much time and ruin all the fun and will to sketch anything.

That’s why every week I will be posting five products to be inspired. Hopefully, it will give you some inspiration!

lipstick, lipstick sketching, lipstick drawingImage Sources: www.whitbypandemonium.co.uk, www.parfumy.com

Lipsticks are easy to sketch and you can create various shapes just from simple rectangles, cylinders. Edges can be sharp and also rounded.

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Thermo mugs are good for practicing drawing ellipses and cylinders.

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There are so many shampoo bottle designs that you can’t even count. The main body of this product is simple, but you can highlight an opened cap with all details.

car audio player, car audio player for sketching, car audio player for drawingImage Source: www.chinaecarts.com

The base shape of this product is rectangle with many small button details. If you are willing to spend some time on a sketch, this is a good product to draw.

bolts, bolts for sketching, bolts for drawingImage Sources: www.arrowboltandscrew.com, www.simpsoncycles.co.uk

Bolts are small things that might be a little bit tricky to sketch. Basically, it consists of two cylinders – one is wider and shorter, other is tight and longer. But don’t forget about the spiral part.

25 Wrist Watch Concept Sketches

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Knowing what time is it is crucial on nowadays. There is always so much to do and people are busy most of the time. Despite the fact that our mind is occupied with so many things, we should value small product designs that create our lives handy and beautiful.

A view centuries ago there was only one main clock in a town that determined the exact time. It was quite difficult to arrange everything on time, but with the invention of a wrist watch things changed for the best.

Sadly, in 21st century people prefer to use mobile phones as watches and forget about the style and special connection between a watch and the owner of it.

This is a collection of different wrist watch sketches that were made by multiple designers. The source of sketches is from www.coroflot.com.

1. Sara Isola

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2. Martin Spurway

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3. Neil Davidson

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4. Martin Eizik

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5. Jeff Smith

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6. Seter (Libao) Wu

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7. James Paulius

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8. Aurelien Dogbeh

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9. Philippe Daguillon

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10. Alvin Lasmana

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11. Olof Claesson

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12. Jamie Bates

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13. Isaac Barrett

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14. Seter (Libao) Wu

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15. Guyomard Antoine

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16. Alvin Lasmana

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17. Abhinav Dapke

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18. Fischer Thierry

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19. Jon Dukerschein

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20. Erwan Besancon

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21. Adam Karnas

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22. Ryan White

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23. Guyomard Antoine

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24. Brandon Hatcher

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25. Ryan White

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20 Mobile Phone Sketch Collection

mobile phone sketch, mobile phone collection, mobile phone drawing, mobile phone conceptThe everyday device that we use is a mobile phone. People cannot imagine a life without it anymore. We text, call, send pictures, take pictures, record and do a lot of things with a mobile phone due it’s multiple functions.

Every year designers come up with new mobile phone ideas. People like them or are against these new looks and functions of mobile phones. Ten years ago we would have never imagined that there can be a mobile phone with only one button!

In this collection you can take a look in mobile phone concept sketches that were made by designers or students.

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Ten Anonymous Design Icons

design icons, everyday designMany daily things that we use has been developing through years and centuries, but we usually take for granted all those things without even thinking about where did some particular product cam from.

There are multitude design products have evolved anonymously through a process of “natural selection” that is driven by practical need rather than by aesthetic concern. Such objects are in most cases superlatively functional, as their performance has been honed by successive generations of designers, craftsmen and manufacturers.

This article will cover most known and prosperous everyday design icons that have stayed as anonymous designs.

1. PAPER CLIP

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The first bent-wire paper clip was patented in the United States by Samuel B. Fay in 1867. It was designed for attaching tickets to fabric, and in the process of exploration, it was discovered that the paper clip could be used to attach papers together.

Although it was admitted as a functional and practical design, Samuel Fay’s design along with the 50 other designs patented prior to 1899 are not considered as ancestors of the modern paperclip design known today.

There have been many paper clip designs made. You can take a look at them here.

The paper clip we use today is called Gem paper clip that has never been patented.

But it was most likely designed in Britain according to according to the American expert on technological innovations, Professor Henry J. Petroski.

2. CLOTHE PEG

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Shaped wooden pegs that were made from a single piece of wood were invented by a celebate Quakers group named Shakers in 18. century.  This group left persecution in England in 1774 and settled in Albany, New York.

The first clothes peg was patented in March 1832, it was described as a bent strip of hickory held together with a wooden screw.

The wooden screw proved to be totally impractical because rain or even dampness would cause the screw to swell, rendering the pin inoperable.

Only 21 years later David M. Smith of Springfield invented “a spring-clamp for clotheslines” in 1853. It was made of two wooden “legs” hinged together by a metal spring. Smith’s clothe peg is the forebare of everything we have on our washing lines today.

Take a look at really amazing clothe peg evolution collection here.

3. WINE CORK

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Cork as a stopper was used by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. Ancient Greeks also used cork oak bark to make stoppers for vessels for wine and olive oil.

In the 1600s, a French monk called Dom Pérignon started to use cork as a wine bottle closure and from that time cork is still used as a wine stopper in our days.

Traditionally, containers that were holding sparkling wine had been plugged by wooden stoppers wrapped in olive oil-soaked hemp. But a monk Dom Pérignon observed that these stoppers often popped out. He successfully swapped the conical plugs for cork stoppers and cork soon became essential for wine bottling.

4. WINE BOTTLE

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Wine has been known in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Winemakers saved their wares in clay flasks – amphorae. The Romans developed glass blowing and glass bottles were a perfect containers for storing wines because glass didn’t affect wine and it was easy to see what kind of wine is in it due to it’s transparency. At that time, each glass bottle was hand made and this created a huge variety of bottle sizes.

In around 1800s the industry had developed ways of creating standard sized bottles and regions adopted for their wines ideal bottle size.

Only in 1979 the US set a requirement that all bottles must be exactly 750ml.

Around the same time the European Union also requested winemakers to choose one size bottle for every region. The 750ml size has become adopted by many countries and the main reason was to ship wines to the US with ease.

To read precise information about wine bottle history, click here.

5. ZIP FASTENER

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Elias Howe, inventor of a sewing machine, received a patent in the year 1851 for an ‘Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure.’, but E. Howe didn’t pursue marketing his clothing closure and as a result,Howe missed his chance to become the recognized ‘Father of the Zip.’

Forty-four years later, Mr. Whitcomb Judson marketed a ‘Clasp Locker’ a device similar to the one that Howe patented. Clasp Locker’ was a complicated hook-and-eye shoe fastener. It was put out in the market, but his 1893 patent did not use the word zipper.

Swedish engineer Otto Frederick  Gideon Sundback of Hoboken took off on the earlier prototypes and created the “Separable Fastener,” that was patented in 1917.

It took twenty more years to convince the fashion industry to seriously promote the novel closure on garments. The bog boom of the zipper came when it could open on both ends.

6. PADLOCK

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Earliest locks come from the Roman Era, 500 BC–300 AD. They were known in early times by merchants traveling the ancient trade routes to Asia and China.  The basic technological concept of the first door locks – a bolt that can slide in both directions through the use of a key.

The padlocks used today has evolved from a design that was created in England – dated 850 AD. It was made from wrought iron sheet using simple lever and ward mechanisms.

The earliest padlocks used in the US, called smokehouse locks, were made of a wrought iron sheet and employed simple lever and ward mechanisms. Around the middle of the 19th century, “Scandinavian” style locks were brought to America and became a more secure alternative to the prevailing smokehouse and screw locks.

In the early 1920s, Harry Soref founded Master Lock company and produced off a first laminated padlock. The entire stack of plates, loaded with the lock parts in it, was riveted together. This padlock was popular for its low cost and an impact-resistant laminated plate design.  Nowadays many lock makers still copy this successful design.

  • To see different types and shapes of padlocks click here.
  • More information about history and types of padlocks click here.
  • If you are interested to find out broad history of roman padlocks, click here.

7. TWEEZERS

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Cave paintings show that early man discovered ways to remove hair from his face that are still being used today. Using two seashells put together, they plucked the hair out.

Tweezers are known to have been used in Ancient Egypt. There are drawings of Egyptian craftsmen holding hot pots over ovens with a double-bow shaped tool. Also, tweezers were used in beauty – people removed hair using tweezers. Asiatic tweezers, that were made of two strips of metal brazed together, were used in Mesopotamia and India from about 3000 B.C.

Roman shipbuilders pulled nails out of ship construction with plier-type pincers. Roman women used tweezers to pluck their eyebrows and remove hair from different parts of body.

From the very beginning tweezers were meant to be used for beauty and their main function hasn’t changed in our days.

8. WOOD SCREW

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Screw shaped tools became common around the first century. Early screws were made from wood and were used in wine presses, olive oil presses, and for pressing clothes.
Metal screws were used in 15th century Europe and wood screws were produced in a small cottage industry by the 18th century. Metal screws and nuts used to fasten two objects together.
In 1770, English instrument maker, Jesse Ramsden invented the first satisfactory screw-cutting lathe.

Wood screws didn’t undergo any major transformations until the very mid-19th century when machines were used to finish the head of screws. This took away the hand finished appearance of the bolt.

In 1908, square-drive screws were invented by Canadian P. L. Robertson. The Robertson screw is considered the “first recess-drive type fastener practical for production usage.”

Twenty-eight years before Henry Phillips patented his Phillips head screws, that are also square-drive screws.

Job and William Wyatt held the first patent for the industrial manufacturing of screws. Their patent outlined the process for creating screws with the help of a lathe and metal cutting tools.

George Nettlefield produced the first pointed screws in England and with the new changes to the tip it initiated the use of the screw for widespread joinery.

9. BELT BUCKLE

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Belts and buckles have been used for clothing since the Bronze Age. Both women and men used them off and on, depending on the current fashion. Although, it was not common in female fashion except in the early Middle Ages.

During the 2nd and 3rd century B.C. the Chinese semi nomadic people known as the Xiongnu wore belt buckles over long Tunics. This kind of belt buckles were highly decorated and were worn as a mark of status. Germanic invaders, imported animal motifs characteristic of Scythian-Sarmatian decorative arts for their belt and buckles. This decorative art often represented animals entwined in mortal combat.

Several 7th-century gold buckles with interlacing curvilinear patterns and cutaway tongues were found in the Sutton Hoo ship burial.

British sailors invented the very first belt buckle, and soon it became all the rage. Sailors attached them to leather belts and found them useful for holding up water-logged clothes, as well as easy to remove even with shivering fingers.

In the 1920s men started wearing buckles and belts everyday, as trouser waists fell to a lower, natural line. Till 1920s, belts served mostly for a decorative purpose, and were associated with the military.

10. BETTY TEAPOT

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The original teapots came from a red clay that was discovered in the Stoke-on-Trent area of Britain, in 1695. It was unusual clay that seemed to retain heat better. That’s why it found use as the material for the teapot as early as the seventeenth century.

Early pots were tall and shaped more like coffee pots. The glaze on the teapot is based on a brown glaze developed by the Marquis of Rockingham on his estate in England in the late 1700s. This Rockingham Brown glaze and the Betty shape was eventually shortened to the affectionate term Brown Betty which we use today.

In the nineteenth century the pots began to take on the more rounded shape of the modern Brown Betty.

The Rockingham Glaze was brushed on the pot and allowed to run down the sides, creating a streaky finish as it was fired.

In the Victorian era, when tea drinking was special, tea was brewed in the Brown Betty because it was considered excellent. This was attributed to the design of the pot which allowed the tea leaves more freedom to swirl around as the water was poured into the pot, releasing more flavour with less bitterness.

50 Art Nouveau Chair Collection

jugendstil furniture, art nouveau chairs, art nouveau furnitureArt Nouveau is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art – especially the decorative arts – that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905). The name “Art Nouveau” is French for “new art”. It is also known as Jugendstil, German for “youth style”, named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which made this style well known.

This movement is mostly known by Alphonse Mucha beautiful women posters and Antoni Gaudi unusual architecture.

The original elements of Art Nouveau furniture design are the line and curves. Most beloved bird was a peacock. Earlier Jugendstil furniture designs were already shown as conceptions of lines, of curves illuminating the constructive logic of objects. Furniture often was simple, but with some interesting details. Furniture designers made furniture for specific spaces in homes.

At that time most of the architectures were also designers. They created not only the exterior of a house, but also interior from curtains till furniture and lights. This article is a collection of fifty Jugendstil chairs from different designers. By bringing all their works together, you can get a well-defined understanding about Art Nouveau style.

1. Villa Esche Armchair by Henry Van de Velde

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2. Mahogany Desk Chair

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3. Chair by Eugene Gaillard

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4. Otto Wagner Armchair

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5. Fledermaus Chair by Josef Hoffmann

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6.  Chair designed by Peter Behrens

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7. Bloemenwerf Armchair by Henry Van de Velde

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8. Side Chair by Edouard Colonna

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9. Dinner Chair by Richard Riemerschmid

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10. Armchair by Henry Van de Velde

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11. Chair by Louis Majorelle

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12. Chair by Hector Guimard for a Concert Hall

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13. Armchair by Henry Van de Velde

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14. Armchair by Bernhard Pankok

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15. Armchair by Otto Eckmann

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16. Silex Chair by Gustave Serrurier Bovy

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17. Armchair by Edouard Colonna

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18. Chair by Henry Van de Velde

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19. Chair by Georges Hoentschel

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20. Dining Chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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21. Cubus Armchair by Josef Hoffmann

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22. Chair by Louis Majorelle

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23. Armchair by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey

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24. Dining Chair

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25. Armchair by Joseph Maria Olbrich

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26. Chair by Hector Guimard Fauteuil

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27. Armchair by Louis Majorelle

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28. Siebenkugelstuhl Chair by Josef Hoffmann

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29. Chair by Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo

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30. Ombelle Chaise by Emile Galle

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31. Mackmurdo’s Chair by Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo

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32. Chair by Gustave Serrurier Bovy

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33. Rocking Chair No 4

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34. Armchair by A.H.Mackmurdo

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35. Lounge Chair by Louis Majorelle

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36. BehrensStuhl

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37. Chair by Hector Guimard

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38. Dining Chair

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39. Armchair by Hector Guimard

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40. Diplomats Chair by Henry Van de Velde

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41. Chair by Richard Riemerschmid

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42. Side Chair by Hector Guimard

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43. Chair by Georges de Feure

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44. Sitzmaschine Sessel by Josef Hoffmann

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45. Chair by Bernhard Pankok

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46. Chair by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey

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47. Chair by Hector Guimard

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48. Wien-Postsparkasse Stool by Otto Wagner

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50. High Backed Chair by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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50 stunning motorcycle sketches

sketch, motorcycle concept,Most of us admire the beauty of motorcycles. A curved shape, very detailed and astonishing design. You can’t get tired exploring every part of it. And let’s be honest, you are also the another one who always turns around, hearing a noise that is different from cars.

In this collection you are welcome to have a look at fifty creative, well detailed, amazing motorcycle sketches! Some of them are just a fantasy of designers and others are already manufactured. You will be able to see marker rendered  sketches, digital sketches and mixed techniques.

1. 2008 BMW LO Rider

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2. Some motorcycle concepts

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3. 2001 Honda Gold Wing

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4. Concept sketch

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5. BMW motorcycle sketch

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6. 2004 Yamaha MT-03

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7. 2002 Honda VTX

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8. 2010 Honda VFR1200F

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9. Volkswagen Motorcycle

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10. Dacoit Road Machine

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11. Motorcycle concept

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12. 2009 BMW S 1000 RR

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13. Chopper concept

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14.  2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

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15. Yamaha MT-03

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16. Triumph Hurrycane

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17. Electric sports bike by Salvador Gonazalez

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18. BMW S1000RR

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19. Honda CBX1600 XX

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20. Motorcycle sketch by Daryl Tearne

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21. Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

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22.  Brass Balls FXR

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23. 2011 Brammo Empulse

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24. Audi inspired motorcycle by Oberdan Bezzi

25. Motorcycle sketch by Vincent Nero

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26. Honda V4 by Mitsuyoshi Kohama

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27. Ducati Streetfighter

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28. Honda V4 by Mitsuyoshi Kohama

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29. Suzuki GSX1100S Katana

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30. Honda Motorcycle by Yoshihiro Inomoto

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31. 2002 Honda VFR800

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32. Alien inspired Motorcycle

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33. BMW motorcycle sketches

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34. Mercedes-Benz

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35. BMW K100 RS

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36. Bugatti motorcycle

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37. KTM 690 Adventure

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38. Bmw Hp2-800S

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39. 2011 Honda Varadero V4

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40. BMW K1600

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41. Yamaha TDM

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42. MV Agusta

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43. Benelli 675

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44. Ducati Touring

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45. Victory Motorcycle 2007 Touring

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46. Aprilia motorcycle FV2 1200

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47. BMW Sport-Touring bike

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48. Victory Motorcycle 2007 Touring

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49. Benelli TRE-K

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50. Motorcycle concept by Aaron Cardozo

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13 great books about product sketching

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Before starting sketching we all want to collect as much information about it as possible. We search on the internet about techniques, materials, advises, pictures and tutorials. And books are great source of all that you are searching for!

In this article I will write about great product sketching books that you should know about. This is a collection of books and a sequence is not important. Take time to enjoy this article and I hope you will get an information that you are looking for!

Don’t forget to click on the title of all books because you will be able to read  more information about every book.

1. DESIGN SKETCHING

design sketching, sketching book, product sketchingDesign Sketching is an innovative new sketch technique book that has become a highly regarded resource for designers, students and Universities throughout the world. I have this book and it is great because there are a lot of sketches and most of them are made with markers. It has a lot of information and it is a really great book!

2. SKETCHING DRAWING TECHNIQUES FOR PRODUCT DESIGNERS

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Are designers still making drawings by hand? Isn’t it more advanced to use a computer in this computer era? Some may think sketching is a disappearing skill, but if you ever enter a design studio, you will find out differently. This book is breathtaking! So many sketches and so colorful! I really love it! And I have learned a lot from this book! It shows many steps by step descriptions. Although, most of the sketches are made or edited with computer software.

3. H-POINT – THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CAR DESIGN & PACKAGING

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“H-Point – The Fundamentals of Car Design & Packaging” is a reference guide recently released by Curb Industries in cooperation with Design Studio Press and Art Center College of Design, where it is currently used for the transportation design courses. Along with insightful graphic explanations, this book demystifies the automotive design process and allows designers access to an illustrious careers worth of knowledge. This book looks really cool! If I will want to try to sketch car designs in the future, I will definitely buy this one!

4. DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS

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Covering both manual and computer drawing methods, the book follows the design process: from initial concept sketches, presentation drawings and visualizations, general arrangement and detail drafting to fully dimensioned production drawings, and beyond to technical illustrations and exploded/assembly diagrams used for publicity and instructing the end user in the product’s assembly, operation and maintenance.

5. SKETCHBOOK: CONCEPTUAL DRAWINGS FROM THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL DESIGNERS

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Organized in three sections, “Rough,” “Refined,” and “Random”  almost all sketches/sketchbook pages are pared with pictures of the finished product side by side. Chris Bigg’s felt pen album covers fill the stark pages with high contrast imagery and Rob O’Connor’s album covers are nearly as stimulating in ideation as they are as finished products. As I have understood from this book’s reviews, this is one amazing collection of different sketches! Maybe it is not as educational book as inspirational but it is definitely “must have” on you shelf! I am thinking about getting one.

6. CONCEPTUAL DRAWING

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The ability to visualize and draw potential solutions to design problems is highly valued as a skill by employers across the design professions. Conceptual Drawing: Freehand Drawing and Design Visualization for Design Professions is an introductory level design drawing text that provides skill-driven instruction in the art and techniques of conceptual drawing. The book offers detailed step-by-step conceptual drawing and design visualization demonstrations as well as a wealth of insight into the demands of working in the industrial, interior, and graphic design professions today.

7. PROCESS: 50 PRODUCT DESIGNS FROM CONCEPT TO MANUFACTURE

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This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware and textiles.

“…an interesting and useful insight for both students and professional designers alike into the creative and manufacturing process behind over 50 contemporary design projects. - New Design”

8. HOW TO DRAW CARS LIKE A PRO

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In this long-awaited follow-up to the best-selling first edition of How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, renowned car designer Thom Taylor begins with advice on selecting the proper tools and equipment, then moves on to perspective and proportion, sketching and cartooning, various media, and light, shadow, reflection, color, and even interiors. Written to help enthusiasts at all artistic levels, his book also features more than 200 examples from many of today’s top artists in the automotive field. Don’t forget to click on the title, you will be able to preview this book in the google reader. Most of the reviews about this book is positive.

9. PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES

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The importance of presenting design ideas with the maximum clarity and precision is the central theme of this manual, which describes the principles of perspective drawing and colouring techniques, with chapters on marker, airbrush and coloured paper rendering and special finishes. All types of line and descriptive drawing are explored, including cutaways and exploded views; and step-by-step drawings show how to build up a product visual, following the entire sequence to the finished drawings. This is another book that I am going to buy because right now I am interested in sketching by hand and this book definitely will show me how to do it.

10. HOW TO ILLUSTRATE AND DESIGN CONCEPT CARS

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This book provides a clear, concise, step-by-step, easy to follow guide to drawing all external components of a car like the professional design studios. Includes ‘trade tips’ on rendering the images to bring them to life. Showcase illustrations demonstrate in stages and by example how these techniques produce great car art and design. Covers all drawing materials/methods from pencils to marker pens, airbrushes to computer generated drawings. Click the title to download a free pdf. sample of this book.

11. DESIGN RENDERING TECHNIQUES

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Introduces pencils, markers, papers and other drawing equipment, covers perspective, color, shadows, reflections, and texture, and shows sample design drawings of cars and other products. This is more like an old school book that covers only sketches made by hand. But that is exactly what I am looking for! And guess what? You can read this for free! Just click on the title! One really nice person spend time scanning the pages and now we all can read it right away!

12. INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER’S GUIDE TO SKETCHING

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This book presents a toolbox of techniques and instructions for how industrial designers can improve their hand-sketched visual communication. The clear, practical and illustrative approach makes the authors points easy to implement in a short amount of time. This insures that it will be of interest to many related disciplines, including architecture and engineering, as well as being appropriate for the general public with an interest in skill-based design drawing. I have this book and it is good. Although, it could be more colorful and sketches could be better but for beginners it is a great source of basic information!

13. VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND GRAPHICS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

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A new book for a new generation of engineering professionals, Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design was written from the ground up to take a brand-new approach to graphic communication within the context of engineering design and creativity. Knowing What you are drawing and Why is essential in product design. It is not enough to sketch a beautiful shape, you got to make it work. Click the title to get a preview of this book!

20 great sport shoe sketches

shoes, sketching, conceptThis is another collection of sketches. This time theme is sport shoes.

Take time to enjoy twenty sketches of sport shoe concepts. I tried to pick only those shoe pictures that still look like sketches and are not overdone with digital programs.

Although, there are some sketches that are entirely made by digital softwares. But they still look like concept sketches.

I hope you will like this collection and get some inspiration!


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20 cool car concept sketches

car concept, cars, sketches, sketching, collection, designIn 21st century it is all about computers. And design sketches are not exception. Because it is so much easier to press buttons “CTRL/CMD + z”  to go one step back. But with sketches that are made with hand and pencil, pen, markers is not so easy. You can’t erase mistakes so easily and it takes a lot of practice not making those kind of mistakes.

That is why I would like you to take time and enjoy different car concepts sketched by markers and pencils.

There might be some sketches where were additionally used digital softwares.

1. Opel Meriva Concept sketch

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2. 2004 Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car (MTRC) Concept – Drawing

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3. Pininfarina Sintesi Concept

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4. SAAB AERO – X concept

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5. Ducati Sports Car Concept

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6. 1982 Grand National Concept Drawings

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7. Concept car sketch

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8. Supercar concept sketch

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9. Cy-Car TigerCat 3V2 concept

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10. 1955 The Lincoln Futura Concept Car

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11. AMC concept drawing

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12.  Saab 95

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13. Vauxhall XVR Concepts

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14. Sts Zr7 Corvette Concept Sketch

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15. Pikesan’s 1961 AMC Rambler Wagon gasser conceptcar concept, cars, sketches, sketching, collection, design

16. Audi e-tron Detroit Concept

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17. BMW concept CSR sketches

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18. Chevy Suburban hot rod rendering by 1320 Designs

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19. 1930s Chrysler Star Car concept sketch

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20. Kooks Ford Econoline pickup

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