Design Sketching Simplified: The "Cloud Sketching" Technique Premium class

Marouane Bembli, Design Professional & Online Teacher

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

    • The basic tools used in this class

    • Warmup your hand & fill the paper with lines

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

    • Why blurring your vision helps you with proportions

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

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

    • Use line weight to give your sketch depth

    • The easiest & quickest way to visualize wheels

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

    • Final touch-ups to our chair

    • 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!

37 of 38 students recommendSee All

Really practical tips!
Dalila Copeland

Graphic Designer

It's very good. Go direct to the point
Good tips for simplifying the sketching process! The only criticism I have is the number of lessons it was broken into--it could have easily been three slightly longer videos instead of 12 short videos. All the same, it was a good class.





Marouane Bembli

Design Professional & Online Teacher


I'm an industrial designer and online teacher from Sweden currently living in the sunshine state of Florida. I've always had a great passion for design and especially design sketching. I began my professional design journey as a freelancer in 2008. 

You could say I'm a wannabe surfer and backpacker (34 countries and counting) who loves design and helping others succeed. I have worked as an industrial designer, concept artist, illustrator and online teacher for over 10 years. Makes me feel old saying that...

In 2010 I moved to Italy to study a master degree in automotive design in collaboration with the design team from Audi and Lamborghini. I graduated a year later.

Since then I've been lucky to have my designs featured online and in numerous magazines such as Auto Motor & Sport, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Speed and Car Scoop.

I'm currently living in South Florida with my beautiful wife Lindsey. Here I help the largest privately owned medical device developer in the world solve their design problems and create better products while also creating online products and classes.

Online marketing is another great passion of mine, specifically video marketing, email marketing and social media. This is what I want to share with you in my classes.

I look forward to being a part of helping you get to where you want to be,

Thank you, now let's get to work!