Design Sketching Simplified: The "Cloud Sketching" Technique

Marouane Bembli, Design Professional & Online Teacher

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12 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction - What you will be learning in this class

    • 2. The basic tools used in this class

    • 3. Warmup your hand & fill the paper with lines

    • 4. My favorite warmup doodle (Warmup is not complete without it!)

    • 5. Why blurring your vision helps you with proportions

    • 6. Use simple lines and curves to "block in" your design

    • 7. Let's start to add details & design features to our chair

    • 8. Use line weight to give your sketch depth

    • 9. The easiest & quickest way to visualize wheels

    • 10. If you feel brave, add line shading for more depth

    • 11. Final touch-ups to our chair

    • 12. Class assignment! + a quick reminder


About This Class

Hi, I'm Marouane.

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. 

Thank you for your interest in my class. 

Grab a pen and a piece of paper and let's get started!