Course detail

Drawing of Product

FSI-YKVAcad. year: 2020/2021

The subject focuses on drawing of an industrial product in a perspective view. Managing this type of drawing is essential for the first phase of the work of an industrial designer. The work proceeds from an elementary sketch depicting the basic structure to the definitive representation of the product model. The correct depiction of reality lies in the reduction of the source object to the basic geometric formations, taking into account the principles of perspective projection. Sketching is a method of expressing thought and the basis for further developing of a visual design.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course allows students to develop drawing technique by depicting real industrial products, which is necessary for building the ability to create good design in the field of industrial design by drawing in a free hand in the initial phase of product design.


The theoretical knowledge of the perspective view (including light and shadow) is assumed as well as the ability to apply them practically. Completion of the subject: Geometric Objects Drawing YKG.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

EISSEN, Koos a Roselien STEUR. Sketching: drawing techniques for product designers. 13th print. Amsterdam: BIS, 2013. ISBN 978-906-369-171-4. (EN)
BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a Jordi VIGUÉ. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN 80-7234-431-5.
PARRAMÓN, José María. Perspektiva pro výtvarníky: správné užití perspektivy v kresbě a malbě. České vyd. 2. Praha: Jan Vašut, 1998. ISBN 8072360418.
HENRY, Kevin. Drawing for product designers. London: Laurence King, 2012. ISBN 978-1-85669-743-9.
OLOFSSON, Erik. Design sketching. 3rd ed. S.l.: KEEOS Design Books, 2009. ISBN 978-91-976807-1-4.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The subject is taught in the form of seminars, which are focused on practical mastering of drawing skills with individual consultations.

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. According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. 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 course is to gaining skills the ability of both real and schematic visual depiction based on capturing the product and thus improve the drawing technique.

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 B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit


Studio work

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Principles for drawing a simple product, pencil drawing
Drawing a simple product, linear drawing by model
Drawing a simple product, light and shadow by model
Principles for drawing a complex product
Drawing a complex product, linear drawing by model
Drawing a complex product, light and shadow by model
Design sketch, principles of working with markers, light and shadow, texture
Design sketch, product drawing according to model, drawing with markers
Evaluation of the semester, strengths and weaknesses of individual works