Tea Tumbler Render // Tutorial

  • Step One // Ideation

    Sketch a variety of quick, exploratory sketches to develop ideas and formulate a concept direction.
  • Step Two // Underlay

    Place the selected concept on a fresh page to be used as an underlay.
  • Step Three // Part Fill

    With the sketch as a guide, trace and fill each part. Keep each component on a separate layer for easy manipulation later.
  • Step Four // Base Color

    Select each of the components and adjust their base color.
  • Step Five // Shading

    Add shading to each color block to develop the concept’s forms. A ground plane should be drawn to orient the sketch in space.
  • Step Six // Materials & Textures

    Add texture, highlights, reflections, and details to further define each material.
  • Step Seven // Finishing Touches

    To communicate the product’s scale, sketch in a hand and incorporate other elements such as a brand badge. Linework may be added for interest.
  • Step Eight // Callouts
    Add callouts to highlight concept features, and to supplement the sketch’s composition.