Portfolio

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Small Car Facelift/Redesign Step by Step Sketch Rendering

Inspiration

Equipment: Photoshop CC
Time: 45 min

Equipment: Photoshop CC (mostly Liquify)
Time: 15 min

Equipment: Photoshop CC
Time: 4 Hours

Equipment: Photoshop CC
Time: 1 Hour

Car Sketch - Cobra

Staying over at work playing instead of going home to clean the apartment as planned... The sketch started as a phone doodle but then I got stuck in the world of sketching and Photoshop magic. Here is the original sketch and the final result.

Equipment: Staedler permanent Lumocolor M
Time: 30 min

Equipment: Photoshop CC (Liquify and some cleaning up)
Time: 20 min

Equipment: Photoshop CC
Time: Experimenting for 3 hours (I did plenty of different versions, but I liked this the most because it caught the venomous feeling that I wanted to create the best)

Sketch Course Tutorial - Mini Screwdriver

With this image I wanted to show my sketch class students that sometimes it's good to be able to have a hand made sketch as an underlay when creating line drawings or renderings in the computer. I think that you have much more freedom to think and experiment with the design when sketching by hand (or on a Wacom) instead of just going into Illustrator or Photoshop directly and starting to do the line drawing/rendering from scratch. Good proportions can also be hard to achieve if you don't have a sketch to build on. Sketching by hand (or on a Wacom) is also, atleast for me, the quickest way to produce many sketches and form variations, which means that you have more to choose from and therefore are more likely to find a design that is what you want.

Equipment: Sketch: Biq ballpoint pen, Line drawing: Photoshop (I know I should have used illustrator, but I was too lazy...), Rendering: Photoshop
Time: Sketch: 15 min, line drawing 20 min, rendering 3 hours

Thesis work - The ABT (Autonomous Baggage Train) awarded with a Red Dot!

It's with great joy that I announce that my BA thesis work has been awarded with a Red Dot from Red Dot Awards, which is probably the biggest international design competition in the world.

Please check out my online exhibition at their homepage via the link below:
http://www.red-dot.sg/en/online-exhibition/the-abt/

Another step by step example of how I sometimes use photoshop, and in particular the tool liquify, to clean up and improve my sketches. I wouldn't say all cheating is allowed, but in these cases I think it's a matter of making a sketch as good as possible rather than cheating. Underlay is another trick that I should probably use more often...

Equipment: Black Biq ballpoint pen
Time: 30 min sketch



Equipment: Photohsop CS5 (Liquify)
Time: 20 min

Car Sketch step by step guide

This is a good example of how I use the awesome Photoshop tool Liquify to improve my sketches. The plan was really to end there, but I started playing with adding shades and I think the end result turned out really nice, as well as the sketch. Hopefully I can learn this style so I can use it more often.

Equipment: Blue Pilot ballpoint pen
Time: 1h

Equipment: Blue Pilot ballpoint pen, Photoshop CC (liquify tool)
Time: 1h 15min

Equipment: Blue Pilot ballpoint pen, Photoshop CC
Time: 1h 35min

Equipment: Photoshop CC
Time: 20min
I'm trying to get back to sketching more regularly because I see how big difference it makes, even in my professional projects. This sketch is simply a matter of starting with a white paper, no specific inspiration or other sketches, just drawing something from my imagination and experimenting with form until I find something interesting. That is why the sketch is quite messy and maybe a bit over worked. But design wise I'm quite happy.

Equipment: Green Bic ballpoint pen
Time: 1 hour

Experimenting with sketch techniques

I'm trying to keep my sketching fresh by testing some different styles. For this one I tried to be really shaky on the hand. My oppinion is that the best benefits from this technique is that you get away from trying to make perfect lines, so it doesn't take to much focus. I also think that it's easier to experiment with form and to get a nice sketchy feeling, but as always I think the best is to be able to combine and switch between different styles when sketching in a project, because different styles helps you find different forms. Especially when you get stuck in a project it's very good to both work with different sketching styles and different sketching material, like different pens, analoge/digital...

I'm guessing that this technique suits quite well when you scan a sketch and render it in Photoshop. I might try to do that with the screwdriver to the right when I get time.

Equipment: Black ballpoint pen
Time: 2-10 min per sketch

SMILE!

I was playing around the other day with a black marker pen and decided to try to make a picture of a man in a sort of shadow-siluette way. I actually supriced myself with a decent result, concidering that I have always said that I cannot sketch humans..

Equipment: Black and orange Copic marker
Time: 2 Hours (underlay included)

Marker car sketching

Starting to sketch with the yellow marker to have greater freedom to change my mind while laying the base for the sketch. When I felt I found something interesting I went on to using the black pen to define the correct lines and to create som depth in the sketch as well. This particular sketch is actually an overlay, since I did the original sketch on lined paper and that's why you can't see so much of the yellow "sketch" lines.

Equipment: Yellow copic marker (Y19) and a black medium thick Staedtler pen.
Time: 20 min

Saving a car sketch with a marker

I did some sketching the other night and created this car sketch that I kind of liked, but felt it was too messy since I did some late changes of the form of the vehicle which ruined the sketch but in my opinion imporved the design. So I took a marker and filled in the "good" lines and managed to more or less save the sketch.

Equipment: Green ball point pen, a black Copic marker
Time: 1 Hour

Equipment: Green ball point pen, a black Copic marker, Photoshop CC (liquify tool)
Time: 1 Hour 10 min

Sketching some Helmet Cameras

Here are some sketches that I did my first week in ÅF. We didn't know exactly what the next incoming job would be, but we had clues that it might have something to do with helmet cameras so I started sketching some, just to get going after the summer. The incoming job turned out to be something completely different, but I still think it was a good product to do as a sketch/marker exercise.






Shaver Sketching in Amsterdam

Below is a sketch that I did during a short sketch session in a hotel lobby in Amsterdam this summer, on the way to Portugal. The hotel host must have liked it because he asked if they could keep the sketch and put it on the wall. So if you are passing by a hotel called ABBA in Amsterdam, go in and have a look if you can find the original.

I was traveling with two close friends from high school (Polhemsgymnasiet, Gothenburg) Björn Grauers (in the middle) and Magnus Carlsson (to the right). It's really interesting to hang out with them nowadays because we all have choosen to continue our post high school studies with some sort of industrial design education, Magnus is now studying his 4th year in the Industrial Design Engineering masters education at Chalmers in Gothenburg, Björn is studying his 3rd year in the bachelor programme in industrial design at Konstfack in Stockholm and I recently graduated from the bachelor programme in industrial design at Umeå Institute of Design. I believe that these 3 educations are all top notch when it comes to Swedish industrial design educations, but with the big difference that the Chalmers students becomes engineers with skills in design while the students at Konstfack and Umeå becomes industrial designers and not engineers. It's really interesting to sit down with Björn and Magnus and get to hear what the differences are between the three educations and also to learn from each other, since we all get different competences and expertise.


The Picture is taken in Porto, Portugal this summer (2015) 

Equipment: A black fine liner pen
Time: 30 min

Porsche Christmas Sketch

Doing some Christmas sketching. I just played around with a doodle that turned into something that looked like a Porsche in my head, so I kept on working in that direction. As usually when I start very light the sketch turns out ok. And still I start with strong lines way too early most of the times... Maybe I should have done something else with the head lights, but this sketch was never meant to be very serious and at the moment I felt like sketching some ovals and all of a sudden the car had spherical ligts. After all Porsche always had very round head ligths...

Equipment: Blue ballpoint pen
Time: 45 min