Mark demonstrates his rendering technique using only Adobe Illustrator. Starting off with a rough line drawing and quickly bringing a soccer shoe design sketch to life. Building shapes, adding gradients, highlights and shadows to achieve 3 dimensional forms. Using the "mesh" tool to control the application of shadows and highhlights creating realistic surface curvature. Additional techniques include rendering clear plastic, carbon fiber, glossy reflective surfaces. Creating brushes for stitching, highlights and shadows. This video is ideal for the novice to advanced Adobe Illustrator user.
Mark studied transportation and product design at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit Michigan. He's worked professionally for major footwear brands like Reebok, Converse/Nike, Under Armour, Burton, Puma and New Balance. He's worked closely with, and designed signature shoes for pro athletes Venus Williams and Dwyane Wade.
He founded Render Demo in 2008, so that all designers could benefit from video demo's by industry leaders. Ranked one of the top design sketching and rendering resources online, It's been widely used by designers all around the globe looking to learn drawing, sketching and rendering techniques.