Course detail

Creative Drawing

FSI-YKIAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course focuses on creative drawing mainly according to the imagination, transforming an existing motif into an abstract painting. The drawing is based on examination of shapes and objects, finding their structure and relationships while concentrating on the detail and on the total composition at the same time. Simplification of reality leads to the acquisition of habits for creating sketches that form the basis of the work of industrial designer.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Drawing exercises by a model, creative drawing and associated drawing without a model is the base for mastering skill and acquiring of important habits for the creative process of drawing in the field of industrial design.


The course is a follow-up to fundamentals of drawing, geometric objects drawing, still-life drawing and drawing of product. Elementary knowledge of the perspective drawing is assumed, as well as the ability to apply it in the course of the construction of drawing in the surface and wide experience with the drawing of still-life, industrial products including the expression of various characters, materials and surfaces in a perspective view by the model.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

STUER, Roselien. Sketching. Drawing Techniques for Product Designers. BIS, 2007. ISBN 9789063691714. (CS)
ZHANG, Lei. Product Sketchbook. Idea, Process and Refinement. CYPI Press, 2015. ISBN 9781908175687 (CS)
STUER, Roselien a Koos EISSEN. Sketching: The Basics. 2. BIS Publishers B.V., 2011. ISBN 978-9063692537.
TERMES, Emma, CAMPOS, Cristian, ed. Product Design Sketches. Indianapollis: booQs, 2012. ISBN 978-94-60650-66-6.
HENRY, Kevin. Drawing for Product Designers. 2. Indianapollis: Laurence King, 2013. ISBN 978-1-85669-743-9.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Creative work in ateliers.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at exercises, meeting assigned projects deadlines.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks (drawings). In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
If some of the projects are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is to find personal character of free drawing with focus on creative approach. The task is to develop the capacity of capturing the characteristics of an existing or imaginary object. Intuitive inventional drawing based on individual approach to the given topic leads to considerable reinforcement of creative potential in students.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Studio work

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Memory drawing;
2. Creative formation- no-rotating character;
3. Creative formation- compose of rotating and no-rotating objects;
4. Originally three-dimensional composition, coloured drawing;
5. Two-dimensional decor;
6. Schematisation of natural motive, by the model;
7. Transformation of natural motive into the abstract drawing, rules for its construction;
8. Shape changes 1, abstract drawing;
9. Shape changes 2, abstract drawing;
10. Shape changes 3, abstract drawing;
11. Schematisation of the arbitrary motive- point abstract drawing;
12. Schematisation of the arbitrary motive- lines abstract drawing;
13. Schematisation of the arbitrary motive- surface abstract drawing,
evaluation of the semester /positives and negatives of individual solutions/.