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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A great lesson of design learned from Guillaume Bouvet, a custom made furniture designer

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, Our today designer interview with Guillaume Bouvet who is a custom made designer for furniture, gives an essential lesson for any industrial designer. Too many student designer approach their projects taking information about the users only on Google, statistics or their own perception of them. It sounds so wrong, but this is…

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How to draw cylinders in any angles with the “Packaging box” technique

Hello ! Today I would like to share with you a simple technique to help you better visualise in 3D. We’ll go through the basics of perspective to draw ellipses in 3D, then cylinders. We’ll go straight to the point, so I recommend you to get started by downloading the Designer Starter Kit first.  Have fun…

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How to draw Sneakers in 3D (The express live demo in Madrid)

In visit to Madrid, My parents and I had the chance to meet up Pedro, Antonio and Amor eating Tapas. The whole night, we talk about design, sketching and many other topic related. During the conversation, Antonio asked me if I could show him how to sketch a sneaker in 3D. So we decided to…

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How to get started in Design Sketching (Question from Omar)

  Hello guys, I have received a question from Omar on The Design Sketchbook Instagram  about How to get started in design sketching. I will also share with you the common mistake from beginners that you should stop doing to progress much faster as a product designer. Feel free to comment, like and share to whom…

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How to draw nice 3d planes to set up your perspective easily.

Hello, it’s Chouchou ! Christmas is coming ! I hope you are having plenty of fun, and wish you plenty of great time in family and beloved one. 🙂If you did follow me on Instagram stories, I had fun looking for presents for my baby niece :). I am going to see her tomorrow !!I invite you…

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9 sketching tips for beginners drawing a Power Bank

Hello guys, today I am in London visiting my friends, and also Vietdong, who is one of my new beginner student of Sketch Like The Pros. We are going to do a quick demo giving you 9 sketching tips for beginners, drawing a Power bank. 🙂 See you ! Cheers, Chou-Tac

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