How to draw New products in 3 steps with this simple creative technique

Today we are going to cover a sketching technique to draw more creative sketches in few minutes only ! I love using it when I have no idea what to draw. : P If you face the blank page or feel afraid of sketching, I invite you to try this technique that will give you…

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How to start drawing in perspective with this New drawing tool ! (for beginners)

I am publishing something new for you guys. It’s to introduce you a Kickstarter Campaign for beginner designers ! It is a New drawing tool that help you draw basic volumes using ISOMETRIC perspective: The MICRODOT®. 🙂  If you love it and wanna receive your own MICRODOT® (international delivery) from £3 (about $4USD) you can join and support…

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How a Designer become more creative looking for “Problems” !

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, Today I got a Designer creative routine for you to implement daily. So you’ll generate thousands of new ideas !  I am writing to you from the 24-hours Automatic laundrymat. My clothes are turning in the machine like inside an infinite rollercoaster. It’s pretty hypnotic. When I see the colourful clothes…

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How bad do you want to be a Product designer ?

15th July 2018: France won the World Cup !!! Last night I discovered 2 players from the French team come from my hometown, Troyes ! I feel so happy that YES people from my small town can rise to become Champion of the Football World cup !   It always reminds me how much Success…

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How to draw Straight lines with confidence as a Designer/ The 4 exercises

Hello guys ! Many beginners wonder how to get started in design sketching. You may tend to have clumsy sketches no matter how much effort you put in. A good way to improve from start is to work on your quality of lines. So you will gain confidence using the basic movement of sketching. And…

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5 reasons why you should NOT start learning to sketch with a Graphic tablet (but with a ball point pen)

How are you today ? . . Summer holiday period is starting ! : ) I hope you are crazy boosted for enjoying this free time for what you love: Sketching ! And get a great practice before going back to your Design school in September. . If you have any question during your journey about…

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How to make your character design attractive and interesting ?

Vivek Rai was sending me by email a pretty cool picture from a school task he had about creating characters. He asked me some tips about: How to generate ideas to create Character design ? The whole idea is to make interesting features pop out. To do so, we need a story. A good story gives…

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How to be more creative daily ? From an artist point of view, with Renata.

  Hello guys ! Today I would like to share with you a video I made with my friend RENATAShe’s an artist, and draw daily for pleasure with a ball point pen.She has a blog in French: https://lesimages2renata.com/ We know each other for quite a while and I really enjoy how she does push her…

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2 reasons why a mom encourages her son to become a designer

Today I would like to share with you an inspiring discussion I had. While many parents push their kids to become a Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer… I met a mom who support her son’s interest for drawing to become a Designer. But before sharing with you the 2 main reasons she do so, let’s see why…

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No time for practice ? How a designer sketch anytime, anywhere !

Hello ! It’s Chouchou ! Do you feel having no time for sketching ? Let me help you on that. Today, let me show you the behind the scene of a daily designer routine. You will see that it is actually plenty of fun when you stop looking for perfection ! One of the main…

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21 Drawing tips to make a Super cool Designer Sketchbook (with Antonio member of Sketch Like The Pros from Madrid)

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, How are you doing today ?  I am now at the bar of the airport hotel Ibis. Tomorrow early morning I fly to Tokyo ! From where I will take inspiration like a sponge and keep bringing you guys more and more values on the Design Sketchbook blog. As a designer,…

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How to draw a Go Pro Hero 5 Camera Tip 211

Hello ! I often receive messages of aspiring designers who do not dare sketching, worried of making mistakes. To help you overcoming this fear, I am giving a 7 day sketching challenge to my students.   And I though it would be cool to share with you one of the video of the week! But…

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Portfolio application for Design school // with Art Center LIVE Q&A CHAT // Take some notes !!

  START(0:00) Hey guys! How you doing? Today, I’m pretty excited because we have done something which is pretty new. So for the first time we have organized a Live Q and A chats. We have the followers of the Designs Sketchbook Blog and we have ART CENTER College of Design where we are meeting…

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How about a Q&A chat with Art Center Pasadena with David Salow ? About portfolio, design school and career.

  Hello ! It is Chou-Tac, How are you today ? If it is so-so. Then this coming Saturday I got a BIG SURPRISE for you to get back your natural pretty smile you are so beautiful with. 😀 I remember how plenty of questions about Design school I used to have when I was…

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What it takes to become a Designer: The Designer Coffee Chat #2 with Dwayne Vance

I had the great honour to chat with Dwayne Vance ! Together we share about what it takes to become a designer. I am a super fan of Dwayne’s work, especially because of a sentimental attachement for the products he created at Hot Wheels ! To know more about Dwayne, here are the links of…

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