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November 8th, 2017, 3:36 pm

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Ok next topic. Coffee makers/machines

Tried my hand at solely using a sharpie for the line work. Finding it tough, hats off to Michael who seems to sketch this way in a lot of his work and get it spot on... The fumes are giving me headaches. Might have to see if the papermate flair gives off less of a pong
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November 8th, 2017, 4:47 pm

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Looks like you got the hang of it though! Use in a well ventilated area! :-)

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November 8th, 2017, 5:06 pm

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NICE! There's a lot of character in that sketch. It looks like a coffee maker for sure, but what would additionally help is to doodle in a coffee cup. Can be on the product or on the table/ground. Gives context to the product and also helps visualize scale.

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November 14th, 2017, 5:27 pm

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Thanks for the comments. Tried another..
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November 14th, 2017, 9:30 pm

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very nice!

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November 20th, 2017, 11:31 am

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Great! I dig that yellow bold vertical accent, looks inviting and fun. I suggest working in a cast shadow next. It's simple but helps give some weight/dimension to your concept. Over time of practicing with shadows, you'll figure out how to make them work in your favor.

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November 21st, 2017, 4:13 pm

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Thanks guys I am taking your advice on board :)

I tried to go with a self service petrol/gas station type of machine for this one (now i look at it, it kinda reminds me of an old arcade machine lol):
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November 21st, 2017, 4:35 pm

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I started a sketchbook that i will use when I am out and about. No coffee shop sketches yet.. just car park. Apologies as I am unable to scan these ones..
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November 21st, 2017, 9:47 pm

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Really digging that petrol station edition coffee maker. A few refinements to think about:

1) could the shape of the drip tray echo the upside down us shape of the flat surface it fits on?
2) does that orange thing on the side need to be there under the cup dispenser? Feels superfluous and would be an extra part ($$$)

These are some of the things I think about when I look at sketches. I might do an overlay of that one if you are cool with it.

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November 22nd, 2017, 6:14 am

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yo wrote:Really digging that petrol station edition coffee maker. A few refinements to think about:

1) could the shape of the drip tray echo the upside down us shape of the flat surface it fits on?
2) does that orange thing on the side need to be there under the cup dispenser? Feels superfluous and would be an extra part ($$$)

These are some of the things I think about when I look at sketches. I might do an overlay of that one if you are cool with it.
Hey Michael, I see what you mean.

Feel free to do an overlay it would be great to see your take on it.

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November 22nd, 2017, 6:00 pm

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all right, I took you sketch out for a spin. I figured I would do a digital sketch.

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November 23rd, 2017, 5:24 am

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yo wrote:all right, I took you sketch out for a spin. I figured I would do a digital sketch.


I like what you did there.. I guess mine was very 90's lol. I noticed you omitted the cup dispenser.. Any reason or just for ease of sketch? Cheers :)

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November 26th, 2017, 6:45 pm

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Another coffee maker.. Maybe this one would work well in the corner of the kitchen..
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November 26th, 2017, 8:10 pm

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I like these petrol station coffee maker concepts! Especially this latest one. Keep it up :)

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November 26th, 2017, 8:21 pm

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I don't know if you have Photoshop, but you can improve your sketchbook photo with a levels adjustment. Hope this helps:
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