Industrial Design Sketching: The complete guide to marker sketching

Marouane Bembli, Design Professional & Online Teacher

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22 Videos (4h 11m)
    • Course overview - What you will learn in this course

    • How to contact me and ask questions throughout the course

    • Marker brands and getting started with marker sketching

    • Always keep your light source in mind

    • Shading glossy surfaces: How to get the reflections right

    • Shading glossy surfaces when sketching round objects

    • Shading glossy surfaces: Adding highlights and parting lines

    • Shading matte surfaces: what to keep in mind

    • Rendering rounded organic shapes

    • Brush techniques: When and where to use the wide tip and fine tip of the marker

    • Side view car sketching: It doesn't have to be complicated

    • Part 1: Proportions, line work and base reflections

    • Part 2: Second layer reflections and filling in black

    • Part 3: Rendering windows and adding highlights

    • Part 4: Fixing marker bleed areas and sharpening up outlines with BiC pen

    • Soft and hard highlights: What to keep in mind

    • Marker car rendering in side view - Part 1

    • Marker car rendering in side view - Part 2

    • Headphones rendering with markers - Part 1

    • Headphones rendering with markers - Part 2

    • BiC pen sketching exercises

    • The easy way to car perspective sketching


About This Class

Welcome! In this course we will take a deep dive into the amazing world of industrial design sketching and specifically marker sketching.

Design is a big part of my life. Ever since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated by design sketching and especially marker sketching. I mean, who doesn't love to draw and sketch stuff right?

Hi, my name is Marouane, I’m an industrial designer and founder of TheSketchMonkey, a community for designers. Sketching is something I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember and it has taken me on a journey all over the world - from my native country of Sweden to designing cars in Italy all the way to my current location, South Florida.

In this 4,5 hour video course, you will learn the marker sketching techniques that I’ve learned over the years as a designer.

Inside Marker Madness you will learn how to use markers to visualize your ideas on paper. From early pencil outlines to complete design renderings. We'll talk about what to think about when sketching with markers, what tools you should use to really complement the markers, the different sketching and stroke techniques for a smooth final result, how to blend markers and what to think about when adding highlights.

You’ll also learn a detailed step by step walk through of a car rendering where you can literally watch over my shoulder as we go from early outlines to a full blown color render and much much more!

This course is for you who want to improve your analog sketching skills - maybe you are an industrial designer just like me or a complete beginner who wants to dive into the world of marker sketching.

By the end of this course, you'll have your own marker rendering of a product of your choice, which I hope to see in under the course projects!

If you have any questions or feedback what so ever about the course or a specific lecture, please make sure you write it in the discussions forum. 

Thank you for your interest in my course. I’m excited to show you all of this and I hope you are too!

Join Marker Madness right now, grab a pen and paper and let’s get the creative juices flowing!


10 of 10 students recommendSee All

Perfect as usualy
Jan Bures

Graphic designer & drawing artist

This is a wonderful course! And although I don't have any actual real-life markers, everything translates beautifully to the digital world with digital markers.
Razvan Ursan

Drawing is such a stress relief!





Marouane Bembli

Design Professional & Online Teacher

Marouane is an industrial designer and online teacher from Stockholm, Sweden currently living in the sunshine state of Florida. He has a great for design and especially the art of design sketching.

You could say he's a wannabe surfer and backpacker (34 countries and counting) who can't help but sketch whenever he picks up a pen. He's worked as an industrial designer, concept artist, illustrator and online teacher for over 10 years which sometimes makes him feel old.

He has a ma...

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