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Introduction to Product Design Sketching

A course by Fran Molina
Product Designer and Illustrator. Granada, Spain.
Joined January 2020
, Product Designer and Illustrator

Learn the basics of sketching to create and present your product in an appealing way

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (297)
  • 8194 students

Learn the basics of sketching to create and present your product in an appealing way

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 96% positive reviews (297)
  • 8194 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 21m)
  • 15 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Sketching is the most effective way to visually develop an idea. It allows you to easily convey the general concept of a product so that whoever sees it can understand its design and functionality right away. Fran Molina, product designer, illustrator, and design teacher, guides you through the aspects of this important tool, making sure the time you invest in each sketch pays off.

In this course, Fran teaches you the basics of product design sketching so you can conceptualize and present your project in an appealing way. Learn how to draw like a professional and lay the foundations of a design with your pencil strokes.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Basis of sketching
  • U3
    U3. Project development
  • U4
    U4. Notebook photography
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Fran starts by telling you about his professional career as a designer and illustrator, his main references in the world of design, as well as the basis of sketching and how you will use it throughout this course.

Then, discover all the necessary tools to develop your final project. Start your sketchbook with practical exercises that improve your perspective, lines and shadows, and representation of product textures.

Let's get to work! Start developing your final project from a mood board with your references, learning how to pick your best ideas through visual exercises.

Then, Fran teaches you about the importance of volume, guiding you, step by step, in the development of your product presentation page. Learn how to convey the features you consider most important in your product using different inking and coloring techniques.

In the final unit, learn how to prepare your sketchbook’s picture, respecting its composition, light, and position. Retouch it in Adobe Photoshop so that your work takes on a fantastic quality in presentations and on social media. Upon completion of this course, you will have mastered sketching as an essential tool for any design process.

What is this course's project?

Design a product of your choice from start to finish. Research, conceptualize, sketch, and present your product through a photograph retouched in Photoshop.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Students, teachers, designers, or anyone who loves drawing and is interested in designing their own products.

Requirements and materials

You do not need previous knowledge to take this course.

Regarding materials, you will need a sketchbook, pens of different thicknesses, markers, a pencil, a ruler, Post-it notes, a camera, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed.


8194 Students
297 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Fran Molina

A course by Fran Molina

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Product Designer and Illustrator

Fran Molina graduated in Product Design from the Escuela Superior de Arte y Diseño de Andalucía. His passion for drawing made him explore new fields, such as sketching, in a self-taught way.

Through workshops with students of industrial and product design, he teaches the importance of sketching as an essential tool in any design process, as well as collaborating professionally with companies in the sector.


  • U1


    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Basis of sketching

    • Materials
    • Product Design Perspective I
    • Product Design Perspective II
    • Line and shadow I
    • Line and shadow II
    • Rendering of textures I
    • Rendering of textures II
    • Rendering of textures III
  • U3

    Project development

    • Mood board
    • Generation and selection of ideas
    • Product volumetry
    • Layout of the presentation page
    • Inked and colored I
    • Inked and colored II
  • U4

    Notebook photography

    • Upload to social networks
    • Retouching in Photoshop
    • Take the photo
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Product Design Sketching

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to Product Design Sketching. Design & Illustration course by Fran Molina Best seller

Introduction to Product Design Sketching

A course by Fran Molina
Product Designer and Illustrator. Granada, Spain.
Joined January 2020
  • 96% positive reviews (297)
  • 8194 students