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Industrial Design: How to Draw a Glass Decanter

Begüm Tomruk | May 8, 2017

This industrial design tutorial for a glass decanter using Copic Markers is brought to you from Begüm Tomruk. 


This glass decanter designed by Menu is one of my favorite products.  In this tutorial I'll explain how I use markers to render glass and brushed metal surfaces.

Materials Used:

  • Copic A3 Marker Pad
  • Ball Point Pen
  • Copic Airbrush System, such as ABS-2
  • Copic Classic MarkersN0, N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, YG01, YG05, YG07, YG41, 100, 110

How to Draw a Decanter

Step 1: First layers with Copic N0 and N1

 

How to Draw a Decanter

Step 2

For the stainless steel and plastic cap I start creating the first layers with N5.  For the glass it's always better to start with a N0 and N1.

How to Draw a Decanter

Step 3

For the metal effect we always need black in combination with white and grey transitions.

How to Draw a Decanter

Step 4

For a colorful drink inside the decanter, I use the Copic Air Can D60 with YG01.  The masking can be created with another piece of paper on top, or using X-Press It Mask It sheets.

How to Draw a Decanter

How to Draw a Decanter

Step 5

Adding some black the glass helps to show thickness in the decanter.  I also used YG07 to add some shading to the drink.

How to Draw a Decanter

How to Draw a Decanter

How to Draw a Decanter

Step 6

Detailed perspective view of the stainless steel cap.

How to Draw a Decanter

Step 7

Radial brushing effect on the stainless steel cap.

How to Draw a Decanter

Final Sketch

How to Draw a Decanter


 

Topics: Illustration, Copic

Begüm Tomruk
Begüm Tomruk on May 8, 2017

Begüm Tomruk is a Turkish industrial designer who graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. She is now a designer at Grohe AG Design Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany. Begüm has also taught workshops on sketching and marker rendering in industrial design at Marmara and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Industrial Design Departments and Design Atelier Kadıköy (TAK).