36 sketching TIPS from the “7 meter Sneakers Sketch Challenge” !

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It took me 10 hours and 30 minutes of sketching to complete the 7 meter canvas in 4 days.
It’s an amazing experience I recommend you to do once in a while to sit, focus, and enjoy drawing like doing meditation.
And I wanted to take this opportunity to record the whole session for you guys.
As I saw a chance to extract from it plenty of sketching tips.
In total I found 36 sketching TIPS to help you to draw your own design of sneakers ! I hope it is gonna be helpful and inspire you.

36 sketching TIPS revealed from the 7 meter Sneakers Sketch Challenge thumbnail

SNEAKER SKETCHING COURSE SOON !

I see in this video challenge a great introduction to the Sneaker Sketching course 2019 I am preparing. Some of you already asked me when is it gonna be launched exactly.
I am happy to announce that the date is almost confirmed.
The registration and the course will start on early February 2019 !

I added below the list of the 36 TIPS I reveal from
the “7 meter sneaker sketch Challenge !” video.

Sketching Sneaker challenge

7 meter of Sneaker Sketch Challenge in 4 days ! (10.30 hours in total of sketching)

TIP 1 WARM UP TIME !
sneaker design Sketching Tip 1 Warm up time


TIP 2 DRAW THE SHOE LAST FIRST
sneaker design Sketching Tip 2 Draw the shoe last first


TIP 3 CELEBRATE PROGRESS !

sneaker design Sketching Tip 3 Celebrate drawing progress


TIP 4 SAVE OFTEN
sneaker design Sketching Tip 4 Save often


TIP 5 ADD QUICK PATTERN
sneaker design Sketching Tip 5 Add a quick pattern


TIP 6 SKETCH WITH DYNAMISM
sneaker design Sketching Tip 6 Draw with dynamism.png


TIP 7 CLEAN UP FOR CLARITY
sneaker design Sketching Tip 7 Clean up for clarity in photoshop.png


TIP 8 BE IMPERFECT
sneaker design Sketching Tip 8 Draw imperfect.png


TIP 9 GO FROM GENERAL THEN DETAILS
sneaker design Sketching Tip 9 Go from general then details


TIP 10 CHOOSE A FORM LANGUAGE
sneaker design Sketching Tip 10 Choose a form language


TIP 11 CONVEY A STORY
sneaker design Sketching Tip 11 Convey a design story.png


TIP 12 HIGHLIGHT THE FOCUS POINT
sneaker design Sketching Tip 12 Highlight the Focus point.png


TIP 13 EXPAND YOUR LIBRARY OF FORMS
sneaker design Sketching Tip 13 Expand your library of forms.png


TIP 14 CREATE ON THE FLOW
sneaker design Sketching Tip 14 Create on the flow.png


TIP 15 USE ICON OF DESIGN AS REFERENCE
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TIP 16 TWIST THEM !
sneaker design Sketching Tip 16 Twist the design inconic reference


TIP 17 YOUR SKETCHES ARE NO PRECIOUS
sneaker design Sketching Tip 17 Your sketches are no precious.png


TIP 18 QUANTITY MATTER
sneaker design Sketching Tip 18 Quantity of ideas and drawings matter.png


TIP 19 EXPLORE FASTER WITH THUMBNAILSS
sneaker design Sketching Tip 19 Draw with thumbnails to be more creative.png


TIP 20 HIGHLIGHT DETAILS SEPARATELY
sneaker design Sketching Tip 20 Highlight details separately.png


TIP 21 FEEL FREE TO ILLUSTRATE
sneaker design Sketching Tip 21 Feel free to illustrate.png


TIP 22 USE HATCHING FOR CLARITY
sneaker design Sketching Tip 22 Use hatching for clarity.png


TIP 23 DO NOT FINISH A SKETCH IS OK
sneaker design Sketching Tip 23 Do not finish a sketch is ok.png


TIP 24 YOUR IDEAS FLOW IN MULTIPLE SKETCHES
sneaker design Sketching Tip 24 Your ideas flow in multiple sketches.png


TIP 25 GO IMPOSSIBLE
sneaker design Sketching Tip 25 Go impossible.png


TIP 26 GO SIMPLE
sneaker design Sketching Tip 26 Go simple.png


TIP 27 SKETCH FOR 30 MINUTES AND MORE !
sneaker design Sketching Tip 27 Sketch for 30 minutes and more.png


TIP 28 ENJOY THE PROCESS
sneaker design Sketching Tip 28 Enjoy the drawing and research process.png


TIP 29 DARE TO GO DIFFERENT
sneaker design Sketching Tip 29 Dare to go different.png


TIP 30 ADD STITCHES
sneaker design Sketching Tip 30 Add stitches.png


TIP 31 PLAY WITH THE LINE WEIGHT
sneaker design Sketching Tip 31 Play with the lineweight.png


TIP 32 SHOW YOUR IDEAS IN PERSPECTIVE
sneaker design Sketching Tip 32 Draw and Show your ideas in perspective.png


TIP 33 SET UP A SCENE WITH MINIMAL LINES
sneaker design Sketching Tip 33 Set up a scene with minimum lines


TIP 34 EXPLORE OTHER FOOTWEAR STYLES
sneaker design Sketching Tip 33 Draw different type of footwear.png


TIP 35 UNDERLINE YOUR NOTES
sneaker design Sketching Tip 35 Underline your notes.png


TIP 36 REFINE TIME
sneaker design Sketching Tip 36 bis Refine Time.png
sneaker design Sketching Tip 36 Refine time.png

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About The Author

Chou-Tac

Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

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