Speed Form Sketching on Toned Paper | Marouane Bembli | Skillshare

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4 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Speed forms! Shading with a few markers

    • 3. Adding contrast & highlights to make your sketch pop

    • 4. Class project!

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About This Class

Hey, Marouane here.

In this class, you will learn how to sketch speed forms on toned paper. We will use toned paper in this class to create some cool effects when it comes to highlighting and shading. 

The idea with this class is to let your creativity guide you without putting any pressure on yourself to create something perfect. That's why we are going to focus on speed forms. I'll explain more what that is inside the class.



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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 passion 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 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.

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1. Introduction: Hey, everyone, it's Moran Bambi here and in this class, we're going to have some fun with sketching on toned paper. This is something I just started doing a few weeks ago, actually, and it's been so much fun that I wanted to share with you a few techniques in this class. So we're gonna sketch speed forms like these ones right here. And I'm gonna tell you the benefits when I think is, uh is a really cool cool effects which you can get when you use toned paper like this. So let's get a clean sheet of paper to start with and let me get a sip of my coffee. There we go. And eso what we're gonna start with. Let's start with doing some speed forms. And by that I mean speed forms, in my opinion, are forms that they don't require a lot of thought. You basically keep your hand moving and don't really think about what it is you're sketching, or you don't have a goal of what you want to sketch to be. You just keep your hand moving so those we're going to start with, you can start for just doing a a curve like this that comes natural to the arm, the movement sketch. Maybe connect them something up there. And we can also make a We can make a section line that goes right there, that's all. This is what I mean by speed form. It's, um, doesn't require a lot of thought and you don't have Teoh planet. I had what it is you're going to sketch. Just keep your hand moving and see what comes out and then can try to connect the shapes, connect the curves and so on. 2. Speed forms! Shading with a few markers: So that is one shape. Who can make one? That is, uh, lifted coal. And we can maybe have it go. Let's see what happens long we put it like this and let's make something more interesting in the rear. Well, I think that looks pretty cool. It sounds something interesting or is something going on here on? We can visualize that it's going to be a shade there later on. So we're gonna add some markers to all of these shapes. Um, I think this is good to start with. So let's start with a couple of markers. I'm gonna use Blue, Blue, Grey three and Cool Grey five. I'm not going to use a lot of markers because I want you to be able to follow along in this class. So let's see what that looks like on the paper, first of all, So if you don't have a lot of markers, you can still follow along by using just a few of them. And you can get these markers on board to sketch dot com. Use coupon code sketch 10 and you'll get 10% off your entire order on the site. All right, so we want to start with the, uh, least or the lightest marker, which is the Blue Grey three. And what we want to think about here is to keep in mind whether light source is coming from . So right now, it's coming from somewhere here. So when we have that put out, we kind up nowhere to put shading and where to put highlights and so off. Because in our mind we have. We have an idea off what the's shapes are and where they are curved and what surfaces are actually facing upwards towards this light source. And those surfaces are obviously going to be, ah, brighter, then the surfaces that are in the shade, such as this edge right here and basically this entire surface down here is in the shade. So gonna start by adding some markers to that. Here we go. And I might want to keep some highlight on this surface. I might keep it like this for now, and then just come back and see if I want to keep it or if you want to fill this fillets out later on. But I think it was kind of cool if you have Ah, that, uh just keep a bit off a part of the surface, white, or you have a highlight right here. All right, so let's move on to the actual I wanna make it, uh, just a little bit darker here. Something like that. All right. It was built on to the next marker, which is the cool grey five. And what I want to do here, I want to. Wherever you put the first marker, you wanna emphasize the shadow part or the part of the parts are in the shade. That's where you want to add the darker marker. So all surfaces there are facing down or away from the light source are obviously going to be darker. So that's exactly what I'm what I'm trying. Teoh, fill in right here with this cool, great five. And obviously this surface down here is going to be pretty dark. And don't worry if you accidentally hit something that's not supposed to be as dark because we can always go back. That's that's the whole benefit with this kind of paper is that we can always go back and, uh, Brighton parts up again with either white ink. Tiki's a white pencil. I'm gonna show you both ways on how to do that in just a second here. I don't know if I want to keep this, uh, highlight here. I think so. I think I'm gonna keep it. Well, by highlight, I mean, this service here that are, uh, completely, uh I haven't touched it at all with the marker yet, so I think I'm just gonna keep it like this. I think it looks cool. So let's move on to the second shape here and going back to the blue Blue Grey three. Same thing here. I wanna have the let's say the the lights are is coming from there. And I kind of understand how this shape is, uh, what it looks like. And old surfaces that are facing down. Those are the ones that I want to start fill out with the spark. Er so this is, uh, almost like stealing. Yeah, it's a the round shape here, which means that this wing that goes right here is going to cast a shadow on this thing. Let's see, we can connect these two shapes the round circle with the fender or whatever. You wanna call it back here, See This is all about experimenting and just having fun with this. If you make a mistake, it's not a big deal at all. You can you can always start over or you can stick with the sketch just a bit longer and tried to fix it. Now that's a really good way off. Practicing sketching as well. If you make a mistake, you can always stick with the problem just a little bit longer before you give up and see if there's entity can do to fix the sketch and to get it back to where you want it to be resemble. This might have been a mistake right now filling this out, but I'm gonna keep it like that anyway. See here. Not sure about this surface, how I wanted to to go. So I'm gonna have to explore it by just adding some marker here and see what it what it looks like if I like it or not. If I don't like it, they can always adjust. If I do like it, that's great. I can just keep it as it is, and I think I kind of like it. It's different. I don't know any of what it is. But that's the That's the whole point, with speech forms that it's not always clear what it is. It's just a shape to practice your you were, uh, your design skills basically. All right, so let's move into the second marker, the cool, great five. Do the same thing here as we did in the first sketch. You start by filling this in where the darkest areas are, and usually those are the the surfaces that are facing down towards the ground. You fill this in in this shadow right here, maybe not all the way. Maybe something like that is enough. I think Let's feel in this, uh, right here is Well, I think we are. I'm happy with this right now. Now I want to go get to the fun part and the whole reason we were sketching on tone paper, which is adding the highlights. So what we're gonna do now, we're gonna add some highlights, and we are going to add ah, black to this because when you add black, he gives it. We got on both black and white, so that's gonna add a lot of contrasts. And it's going to make the sketch pop up more if you have full black somewhere at full white off the sketch 3. Adding contrast & highlights to make your sketch pop: we can start by adding the black and the white panties right here. Gonna use that soon. So let's just fill in the baseline to start with with black using a marker for this as well . And I kind I want to add the's section line, make it black as well, and also continue. Continue the baseline, see if we can get it to kind of fade out here. Yeah, I can feel that in with the big pan later on. Let's do the same thing with this shape right here shifting here. And nothing has to be completely perfect. If you make a mistake, you can either choose to, um, make the line. Fichter Teoh can hide the mistake or just adjust it with a big pen, for example, because you can get the big pen to be black to if you just fill it out properly. Yeah, you can't. That line works just filling in the baseline hand to give it some weight and some direction . So I want to visualize that this is the bottom and this is this is a top off the product or thing. The shape and this down here is the bottom. So I'm adding a wait by adding this black marker. Oh, rights, Let's go in and add some highlights. This we can start by using a pen. So you wanna have this sharpened up? Have a shot over here because the tip of this pen is the sharper. This is the better precision you have off where the white is going to go just a bit more. I think that's fine. So can start by adding some white here. And this is the cool thing with toned paper. The white really pops pops on these on this kind of paper because if I were to use a white paper and sketch on you can't really tell where the highlights are unless you have, of course, a dark mark your underneath. And we haven't We don't really have super dark markers here. We have cool, great fives. So adding, so using the tone paper to make this highlights. It's a really cool idea, and it looks really, really nice. I think I'm gonna add a highlight here as well. So that's what you can do with a pencil. And if you go and use a beauty pasta penne, this is this one right here. This is white ink, and it gives a really strong white color. You can add this to to cut lines or two section lines or whatever you want, but especially if you have a If you have a, uh, glossy product or surface or shape, then you might want to consider using this pen to give it those burn points. You need to take it really good. Let's see if we can have it right here. See, just cool effects going. We can do the same thing on the other ship that we have here so we could add some white highlights straight to the paper. We don't even have to have a mortar underneath since the papers brown, the white is still going to show. And let's add some white Pinkas well on the burnt point. So let's say one is right here, and it continues todo something like that, and I want to have a burn point appear. Maybe, maybe, I don't know. It might not be the best idea to put it down there where it's almost in the dark, but it's fine. I'm gonna keep it there anyway. We might we could had some some reflection in here as well. Just to make it clears that it's a round shape like that. So that's about it. That's what I want to show you in this class. It's about sketching on toned paper. It doesn't have to be browned, Aziz, long as it has some shade to it other than white. That means that you can use the highlights to sketch straight on the paper. And you don't need to add a darker market just to make the white pop. So I would encourage you to try this out. If you have any paper like this at home, you can get it at any office supply store. Um, everywhere basically really, really easy to find. I hope you enjoy this class. My name is Mother One gambling. And I will see you next time 4. Class project!: for this class project. I would love to see you come up with your own speed, form or speed shape. And remember, speed shape is just a shape you sketch without really thinking about what it needs to be. It doesn't have to look like something or resemble something is just a shape that comes out of your head down onto the paper and then add a couple of markers to it with highlights and shading on a toned paper. And that's it. I would look forward to seeing your work, and you can upload it in the class projects. Thank you again for taking this class. My name. It's tomorrow and family, and I will see you next time.