Choose a product that has at least five visible parts. These parts can be just about anything: control panels, gauges, vents, battery packs, etc. But they should be large enough view and sketch clearly. They should also be visible without taking the product apart (taking products apart comes later).

For the first 5 days of this week, sketch one part of the product. Focus on how that part looks by itself, and how it fits into the whole product. On the 6th day, sketch the whole product, showing as many parts as possible.

Use a real-life product for this week’s sketches—one that you can look at from every angle.

Can’t decide on a product? Try one of these:

  • A Dremel
  • A set of headphones
  • A blender
  • A sink and faucet
  • A sewing machine
  • A video game controller


Here’s how it works

New sketch prompts will appear every Monday throughout the summer. Each week will have 6 sketch prompts that focus on a theme. Pick one sketch prompt and do one 20-30 minute sketch every day, 6 days a week. Then take a day off and start again with the next weeks’ post.