3D pens such as the 3Doodler have carved out a niche in the broader 3D printing market. Though varied in its applications, the 3D drawing devices have primarily become a new artistic medium, enabling artists (both professional and amateur), hobbyists and designers to create objects and three dimensional creations like never before.
Though there are a wide range of Youtube tutorials showing the ins and outs of using a 3D pen (and most will tell you there is somewhat of a learning curve when using them), for the first time, 3Doodler is releasing a series of video guides teaching people how to use its products for artistic ends.
The video tutorial series was realized through a collaboration between 3Doodler, online crafting platform Craftsy and Bluprint, a subscription service and “digital destination for lifestyle learning” owned by NBC Universal. The six-episode 3D Pen Art video series will be available (free for anyone to watch) from now through to the 2018 holiday season.
The series is hosted by London-based Grace Du Prez, a renowned 3D pen artist, perhaps best known for 3D drawing a life-size Nissan Qashqui in 2014. The impressive build, made using over 8.5 miles of plastic filament, is still recognized as being the largest project made using a 3D printing pen.
Du Prez, whose 3Doodler portfolio extends well beyond the large-scale automotive project—is an ambassador for the brand and has taught introductory courses about the 3D pen in London, making her the perfect candidate for hosting the web series.
Currently, five of the six video tutorials are available to stream on Bluprint and each covers a different skill and project. The first episode takes users through the basics of getting started with a 3Doodler pen, while the second dives into how to build a terrarium. The following videos are focused on decoration, personalization and design.
Excitingly, the final episode of the series will crossover with the new NBC flagship series “Doodle Wars.” The new show, hosted by entertainment reporter Paul Constabile and a panel of artistic judges, will bring budding artists to compete against each other in a series of “mind-stretching” challenges. I think it’s safe to say that one of the challenges will be 3Doodler-based!
3Doodler, which claims the title of the best-selling 3D printing device of all-time, says the tutorial series marks its first broadcast agreement.