Make it Mobile

Each day this week, pick a product that sits in one place for most of its life. Imagine how that product would change if it could move around, and sketch the new product. Here are some examples: A refrigerator that could wander around your house An alarm clock that...

Light and Shadow

Each day this week, choose a product you can comfortably sketch in 10-15 minutes. Place that product under a strong light source, and position it so you can clearly see areas that are in the light and areas that are in shadow. Then sketch the product, paying close...

Products in a Space

Choose a space that includes several different, but related, products. It could be a small space, like a kitchen cabinet full of dishes, or a large one, like a parking lot full of cars. For each of the first four days this week, draw a different product from this...

Sets of Identical Products

Each day this week, sketch a set of identical (or nearly identical) products. Choose simple products, like a group of pushpins on a desk, a set of wrenches on a workbench, or a set of kitchen knives in a knife rack. Arrange your products in an interesting way. For me,...

Movie, TV, & Game Props

Each day this week, sketch a prop (or some other manufactured object) from a movie, TV show or video game. You can do multiple views of the same object, or sketch a new one each day. Each sketch should only take 20-30 minutes, so keep your sketches simple. Make sure...