My Cartier watch design in Solidworks

 
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Lately I've been interviewing for a new position and have been learning a lot about where I stand as a designer and where I want to go. One area where I would like to improve is with my CAD skills. CAD is a very powerful tool for designers, especially when you are trying to make an idea work for manufacturing. Seeing an idea go into production is an area where I would like to have more involvement.

With this exercise, I chose to model a Cartier sketch from a prior Sketchwars entry. At Dell, I was using Creo. Most companies use Solidworks, so I thought this would be a good way to become more familiar with that program. A lot of techniques are applicable, but the interface is different from Creo.

Personally, I really love watches. I consider watches to be a form of jewelry, another way to express your style. I'm a big fan of Nixon, Bell and Ross, Cartier and other fine watches. This has been a really great exercise, and I'm looking forward to honing down the details.

A TIE Fighter pilot

 
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Growing up, my favorite computer game was “TIE Fighter”. I’ve been thinking about doing a TIE Fighter sketch for some time now. This weekend, I finally got around to doing it.

This was sketched using Procreate on an iPad Pro. It was an interesting exercise rendering a black object using blue and red lighting. The result is an intimidating Imperial pilot.

A rose for Mothers Day

 

This year, my mom set some interesting rules for Mothers Day. I couldn’t send a card, flowers or a gift that costs too much money. So, I would naturally decide to create a sketch. At times I can be upset at my family, but they have always been there for my and have been supportive. I’m very grateful.

I was going to send some roses, but a sketch is an interesting challenge. I looked up roses with an image search and created a sketch based on references. This was a sketch using a various different types of markers on Letraset paper. I finished it with pencil outlines. It was a lot of fun sketching with good old fashioned markers and paper. Digital sketching is great, but its always good to have a foundation.

In honor of my cousin, Rakesh Engineer

 

Around a month ago, my cousin passed away in his sleep. It came as a surprise to all of us in our family. He was 49, athletic and a very healthy man. Not only that, he was a great cousin, brother, husband and father. His death was very shocking and really hit me.

In honor of Rakesh, I created a sketch that captured his smile and optimism in his eyes. This sketch was then framed and sent to his wife. I really hope the best for his family. Rakesh will always be in our hearts.