For the first three days this week, choose a mass-produced, hi-tech product. Sketch it, but make it look like the product was made by hand out of lo-tech materials, like wood, or stone or riveted steel. If your product requires power, you might think about turning it into a clockwork-powered, steam-powered, or creature-powered device.

For the next three days, choose a hand-made, lo-tech product, and make it look like it was mass produced from hi-tech materials, like injection-molded plastic, carbon fiber, or advanced ceramics. You may also want to add modern features, like power-sources or displays.

Here are some hi-tech products that would work well for this prompt:

  • A remote control
  • A piece of cutting-edge sports equipment
  • A computer mouse

And here are some lo-tech products:

  • A flower pot
  • A dining room chair
  • A pillow
  • A wrench

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.