Course detail

Drawing of Product

FSI-YKVAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


The aim of the course is to gaining skills the ability of both realistic and schematic visual depiction based on capturing the product and thus improve the drawing technique.

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.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a Jordi VIGUÉ. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN 80-7234-431-5.
DE REYNA, Rudy. How to draw what you see. New York: Watson - Guptill, 1996. ISBN 0-8230-2375-3.
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.

Recommended reading

EISSEN, Koos a Roselien STEUR. Sketching: drawing techniques for product designers. 13th print. Amsterdam: BIS, 2013. ISBN 978-906-369-171-4. (EN)
PARRAMÓN, José María. Perspektiva pro výtvarníky: správné užití perspektivy v kresbě a malbě. České vyd. 2. Praha: Jan Vašut, 1998. ISBN 8072360418.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 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.