I personally enjoyed this course. The instructor knows his stuff and he is able to explain himself. His renders and sketches are immaculate, check out his work samples on his website, youtube channel, and Instagram. He also has some inspirational literature to get you motivated and focused towards your dreams, which are included in the course.
For those who are just starting out, the course has the basics from line quality to perfecting ellipses - he explains a useful pre-drawing exercise that he uses and that I have adopted. He also does a little tutorial on digital sketching (wacom tablets and software).
The ‘cloud system’ sketching concept is very interesting – a fast way to sketch in perspective. I would love to see more real-time sketching examples with different types of products (mouse, water bottle, watch, etc.) If you are a beginner, this process might not be suitable for you, since you need a good understanding of perspectives to be able to draw with this technique.
The instructor did a great job at explaining the rendering process. How to add value and shade, understanding light direction and its importance, adding highlights, etc. I specifically appreciate that he incorporated some examples of projects from rough sketches to full renders. Although the videos are sped up, he goes over them with a voice over commentary. This is just my preference, but I personally would want to see sketching videos in real time, there is an extra level of value that gets lost when sketching videos are sped up.
In addition, he has some insightful bonus materials that he has added.
- Jerry Gabrie