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Colin Smith
October 5, 2020

What does the “classic” sketch look like to you? With the technology and software available to artists today, do your sketches involve putting pencil to paper, or digital pencil to screen? Tobias France of Bias Design returns to unveil for us what the “classic” sketch means to him in his career as an automotive designer, and in the process, pits (lead) pencil against (digital) pencil.

In this video, Tobias takes us back to the basics. In a 3-round battle, he explores the benefits and drawbacks of the original Prismacolor Sketch, the Digital Sketch, and the Mash-Up Sketch. With each technique, he provides tips and insights on how to effectively create a rich and valuable piece to add to your portfolio. However, there has to be a winner! Which technique will Tobias stand by as the best “classic” sketch?

Bias Design’s Tobias France graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and has built his career in automotive design as an exterior designer for Ford Motor Company, a key creative designer for Mazda in Japan, and is now a senior exterior designer for Hyundai in Southern California.

If you like this video, you can check out more of Tobias’ work with SketchBook here.

Learn more about Tobias at:

Youtube: Bias Design 

Instagram: @TobiasFranceDesign

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Colin Smith

Colin is a Sr. Product Manager on the Automotive and Conceptual Design Team at Autodesk. During his 25-year career in the CAD industry he has worked in customer support, training, consulting and as a product manager for Alias and Fusion 360. Currently, he works on SketchBook Pro and Create VR and is based in Toronto, Canada.