“I have no time for sketching. » >> A simple trick to save 5 months of practice for your degree!

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, How are you doing today ?I know how we all have a busy life, and how many beginners has little time to pursue their passion for sketching.Have you ever said: “I have no time to sketch.” – “I feel guilty, I procrastinate and stagnate.” “Damn… I wish I could make it…




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What matter more than you sketching or creativity skills to grow like crazy.

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, How things going today ? At noon, I met Eugene and his wife Mandy for lunch at Ho Chi Minh City. They are such a lovely couple. Vietnam is the 3rd country I met in real life people who follow the Design Sketchbook blog. It’s meaningful to me and I feel…




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To progress faster, don’t be precious with your sketches | TIP 215

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac How are you today ?Last day I was at Panam, a French pub in Ho Chi Minh owned and driven by my franco-viet friends Khiem and Remy.I enjoy going there to chill and eat Kebab.They make the greatest Kebab in town with amazing Belgium fries. YUM !! The pub is hidden…




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“I am a designer and introvert.” A simple trick to socialize and make people remember you. : )

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac A lot of designers happened to be introvert (included me),and we may suffer from not being able to socialize with peopleas easy as we would like to. Let’s me share with you a simple trick I practice, and start giving results. 🙂 Have you ever met nice people and forgot their…




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Is the best Pho in France or Vietnam ? How this little chat inspires me as a designer.

  Hello guys from Vietnam ! How are you doing today ?Here is pretty rainy (Raining season), and I just came back from lunch. I am thinking to start sharing with you more about my daily inspiration thoughts or inspiration as a product designer. As I believe that design sketching techniques are just one piece…




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Meeting John in Singapore at Basheer Graphics| Sketch Like the Pros VIP member

I have just met John in Singapore. He’s one of my VIP member of Sketch Like The Pros. It happenned we were both in Singapore, so we decided to meet up and say hello. 🙂 He’s from China, and moved to Singapore for work. It is the first time I have the chance to meet one…




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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 of my Private group: “Bring Your Sketch Alive”.   And I though it would be cool to share with you…




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How a passionate candidate “beat” skilled designers with years of experience.

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, In your opinion, who got more value:  Someone skilled with years of experience or a young passionate ?   In my previous company, (shoes and fashion industry in Singapore) my colleague needed to hire someone to join her team. But she had to go for a business trip in China. She…




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How I survived design school and get my dream job.

I still wonder how I survived my design school. . We had a ton of projects. I remember wondering if they put that pressure on us on purpose. . Maybe they wanted to make us overwhealmed, to see if we could manage the intense pressure and workload ? . I could not finish all my projects It was…




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How to draw a box with a hole inside in perspective ? TIP 208

Hey guys ! Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac These last 2 weeks has been full of emotion. Sketch Like The Pros 2017 registration are now closed, and we are now starting with members. And I wanted to thank you all of you guys support. The blog started in 2014, and I am alway  happy to keep publishing…




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How to succeed your design school or job interview.

Hello Design lovers ! Many of you may be preparing their portfolio to enter a design school, internship or a designer job position. But there is a huge and common mistake I want you to avoid. I divided this in 2 parts: First about the oral presentation of yourself, and second for when you will show your…




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Why you should start your industrial design sketches very light ? TIP 206 (especially for heavy wrist sketchers)

Hello Design Sketchers !   If you have a heavy wrist tendency, this article is gonna help you realise how much being gentle with you pen matter. If you have this tendency, many of your sketches may tend to look messy. You might have difficulties to finish your sketches, or giving them details and the overall may look…




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How drawing a sketch you feel ashame of, can matter 100.000 times more than nothing. – Interview with Kim, a baker from Seoul who sketch

Hello Design sketchers ! Too many beginners are afraid of sketching, being afraid of what other people may think. Feeling ashame of showing their clumsy drawings so much they decided to do not sketch at all. “It’s like Oh I can’t sing, so I don’t sing. But then how are you gonna learn how to…




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The Designer Coffee Chat#1 “I want to draw stuff from the future.” – Michael DiTullo

Hey guys! Today, I am super happy to share with you the 1st Design Sketchbook COFFEE CHAT ! 🙂 I hope interviewing more designers around the world to demystify the creative and design industry. Like what Michael DiTullo told me this morning: there is someone behind every object you see around you ! 🙂 Today I have…




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Draw for yourself. Not the number of likes or followers on Instagram.

Instagram is an amazing tool to publish your work online and get feedbacks, but especially likes and followers. You gain exposure, you gain popularity. It’s to me great, but there is an other side of the coin if you let yourself get hynotised by these “virtual numbers of glory”. It may affect your long term…




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