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Sharpie Thumbs
Slap a little color and volume on the boat.
Cross over market watches - Pilot razor point thums.
MX-PWC-Steet Bike Watch/Products applications
Sharpie Concepts - Quick thumbnails done the other day.
Watch Thumbs
Pilot Razorpoint Thumbs
Baby Sippers - More Sketches
Baby Sippies
Pilot Razorpoint Thumbs
Sharpie Thumbs
Pilot Razor Point Thumb
Carry on Bag Concepts - Pilot razor point on letter paper
Carry on Bag Concepts - Sharpie on letter
Carry on Bag Concepts
Carry on Bag Concepts
Carry on Bag Concepts
Carry on Bag Concepts
Carry on Bag Concepts
Carry on Bag Concepts
Carry on Bag Concepts
Carry on Bag Concepts
Irons and PWC - Pilot razor point on letter.
Thumbnails. - Pilot razor point on letter.
Vibrators - Pilot on Letter.
Cars and Bike - Sharpie on Letter.
Car? - Sharpie on Letter.
Speeders? - Warm Grey AP and Pilot razor point on Letter.
Trans thumbnails - Quick set of thumbnails done with ballpoint on construction paper.
Trans thumbnails - 15 minute set of thumbnails on blue copy paper with a red prismacolor. Drawing with my son this afternoon.
Meeting Sketch - Did this sketch page while at a meeting in Germany. Fun to draw on note pages sometimes.
"Massagers" - Entry for the 1HDC. Under an hour ball point pen on canson! Old school with a little white colored pencil!
Concept Sketches - Medium Sharpie on Copy paper. Just a warm up page from the other day.
Line work Sketch - Pilot medium on letter paper. Quick warm up concepts.
Weapon Design - A quick sketch page of weapons. Pilot razor point on letter size copy paper. All first off sketches, no underlay.
Aircraft Concepts - Quick sketch on canson paper. Ball point, AP Markers and a little white pencil. I was motivated by the single plane sketch yesterday.
Boat speakers that adjust? - Quick canson sketch page with a little white pencil.
Boat theme items - White pencil on canson paper. 10-15 minutes.
Notes sketch - Quick page of ball point pen sketches on note paper.
PTL Meeting - Set of thumbnail sketches from a PTL meeting last night. Ball point on 9x12" drawing paper.
Concept Thumbnails - Set of sketches while traveling. Ball point on 9x12 page.
From one of my workshops at the 2012 Thought @ Work Conference (RIT) this past weekend. On the fly thumbnails for watches based on student selected category.
Old school canson paper sketch with a little marker and white pencil from this past weekend. Hosted several sketch workshops for the team at Thought @ Work Conference (RIT). Student selected topic for the bag, and a request for how to show transparent on the lower left.
Again, at Thought @ Work over the weekend (RIT). Fun time and lots of energy filled designers. This was a request to show an intermediate sketch after a thumbnail concept.
Quick set of sketches. Felt pen on canson paper.
Working on different POVs for cars. Simple, quick line work with a ball point pen. More about the perspective than the actual designs.
Ball point car sketches. Just working on perspective and views.
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Concept Sketches - Linework- Multiple Ideas per page
Comments (89)
  • Thanks Robin and Robert for the comments!

    6 years ago

  • Hi Jeff, just wanted to say you are a huge inspiration man, thanks for sharing your work.

    6 years ago

  • Thanks Thomas!

    7 years ago

  • Thanks Victor!

    9 years ago

  • Thanks Anthony!

    9 years ago

  • nice exploration page.

    13 years ago

  • Like the sketches. Looks like you thought a lot about the ergonomics. The top 2nd from the left would work well. Children need something easy to grip...but may be hard to clean.

    13 years ago

  • Thanks Don, Having a 3 year old makes one think about these. I am on a mission to design one that does not leak. They all do!

    13 years ago

  • A perfect illustration of "how to convey a form in one sketch". Only a really gifted designer can describe complex forms so minimally - I love this guys work!

    13 years ago

  • Thanks Gary!

    13 years ago

  • Gorgeous shape and great economy of line Jeff.

    13 years ago

  • Thanks Gary!

    13 years ago

  • Cool concepts on the forms, very innovative.

    13 years ago

  • Thanks Dan. I should post more of these Nixon targeted concepts.

    13 years ago

  • Very cool Jeff! More retro-inspired sketches. Very creative work!

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Don!

    12 years ago

  • Nice, Jeff. Have not done enough of this lately.

    12 years ago

  • Right on David. It is the key, plus using construction paper makes you do everything on one page. No underlay or layer.

    12 years ago

  • Great work Jeff! I can see the common theme in all these images. Great ideas and high level of creativity.

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Don.

    12 years ago

  • Wow Jeff, I just joined this group and I was able to tell " wow this look's like Jeff's" just from the thumbnail

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Raphael, if you can pick out my style, that is good!

    12 years ago

  • Nice! Great sketching. Maybe you could explore other design languages -- that aquatic-eliptical-organic aesthetic runs STRONG throughout your work. I'd love to see how you break that mold! Keep it up!

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Ivan....that is my style..... Have done other styles for work...but most of the sketches here are for me.

    12 years ago

  • awesome...amazing what you can do with any piece of paper and a simple pencil.

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Rafael!

    12 years ago

  • Jeff, Always interesting to follow your thought process. I like that little sports car on the right.

    12 years ago

  • Fantastic concept!

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Dan!

    12 years ago

  • Jeff, Thinking this could also be a mouse for kids. Are you seeing that at all? -Elie

    12 years ago

  • jeff, your sketches look better with this brown font... great idea ;-) FRed

    12 years ago

  • nice impressive work for just sketches

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Anthony!

    12 years ago

  • perfect surface understanding!!! great

    12 years ago

  • jeff this is just amazing!

    12 years ago

  • Hector and Arnau, thanks guys!

    12 years ago

  • awesome...one more contribution of yours going into my reference I shud say..

    12 years ago

  • I agree with you!its a totatlyy different feel once one gets used to the normal blank sheets...

    12 years ago

  • Thanks Roshan!

    12 years ago

  • Thanks guys!

    12 years ago

  • I love your style

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Nicolas!

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Robert! That is one of the reasons I am a fan of sketching like this on the same page. Too many people cut and paste what they like onto a "summary" page. Seeing the evolution on paper (as you pointed out) is very important.

    11 years ago

  • hot n clean sketches...I have a classmate who is a big fan of your work...he would be thrilled to see this...cheers

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Roshan! Tell him to post a comment (if he hasn't).

    11 years ago

  • Great Jeff always great work

    11 years ago

  • loving the green canson paper!

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Jonathan and Dan!

    11 years ago

  • Yeah, Canson FTW!!!

    11 years ago

  • Hope, you know them from fun factory? But why the hell is a man like you developing vibrators? :-) really funny!

    11 years ago

  • What, I can't sketch fun shapes for a fun product? :()

    11 years ago

  • sure, u can! Just do it - it's okay, i like it! (i was just kiddin') sorry, mate ... ;-)

    11 years ago

  • No worries, I go the joke!

    11 years ago

  • man Jeff..ur sketches are very much alive man..they just talk for themselves..no explanation required.. LIKELY'd :)

    11 years ago

  • Thanks! I try to put life in there!

    11 years ago

  • lovely. did u sketch these out in pencil first?

    11 years ago

  • where are the mistakes?!! i need to get practicing..

    11 years ago

  • Adam, thanks for the comment. To your question, no these were not sketched out in pencil first. These are all done on one sheet of copy paper in pilot pen. No copy and paste in PS. Draw in pen, it makes you better and force yourself to complete full origional pages like this. It is great training.

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Adam! Draw a page everyday! Draw with pen and complete pages!

    11 years ago

  • i thought my line work was good. urs is just plain ridiculous (in a good way) lol

    11 years ago

  • Thanks man! Lots of practice!

    11 years ago

  • Softy Blast...nice.

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Joe!

    11 years ago

  • amazing...!!!

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Diego!

    11 years ago

  • I like the "cartridge" on #2.

    11 years ago

  • Thanks the Josh.

    11 years ago

  • I love the looseness of your linework. So fresh and relaxed!

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Ryan!

    11 years ago

  • sick. we need u back at school jeff, brent cant hold down the fort ALL by himself

    11 years ago

  • Way out of my hands Robert.

    11 years ago

  • overall very pleasant sketchwork on all of these sketchpages, fun to watch

    11 years ago

  • Amazing work as usual! I have a new found respect for the Canson sketches you do. They are all so clean. You also have an amazing ability for nailing the layout of your sketches right off the bat, especially on your ideation pages--ridiculous. Love the jet on the top right-- and great view of the plane on the bottom left.

    11 years ago

  • Dino, does that mean you tried Canson or construction paper over the weekend? The clue (to full layout) is draw one, two ot three main images, then fill in a few concepts that "take up" the left over negative space. You would be surprised what you come up with when you are "just filling in space". Thanks.

    11 years ago

  • Yeah I tried it, and crashed and burned. haha. I just need to practice. Thanks for the clue!

    11 years ago

  • Right on!

    11 years ago

  • Roberts right, we are down to one industrial design teacher. I am glad I got to learn what did in time.

    11 years ago

  • Brandegee, how is it going at the ai? Heard a little here and there. Not much news that I get now.

    11 years ago

  • Our new chair is an Interior Design teacher. I don't foresee good things in the future if things don't change soon. The new professor from Philadelphia seems very good and will hopefully help the program. Time will tell.

    11 years ago

  • I thought it was Pittsburg?

    11 years ago

  • Must have been one hell of a boring meeting jeff! Nonetheless once again you produce veryy clean sketches

    11 years ago

  • Thanks Rob.

    11 years ago

  • Thanks gino. This was all on a piece of canson paper.

    10 years ago

  • I like the vehicle in the bottom left

    10 years ago

  • Thanks Jonathan.

    10 years ago

  • Superb and strong styling!

    10 years ago

  • Thanks Emil!

    10 years ago

  • Thanks Carl!

    10 years ago

  • Thanks Anthony!

    9 years ago

  • Thanks Anthony!

    9 years ago

  • Thanks Victor!

    9 years ago

  • Thanks Thomas!

    7 years ago

  • Hi Jeff, just wanted to say you are a huge inspiration man, thanks for sharing your work.

    6 years ago

  • Thanks Robin and Robert for the comments!

    6 years ago

Jeff Smith
Education Manager Pompano Beach, FL