My 1st sketch on the app for Product designers: SKETCHA on iPad Pro

Hello ! My friend and student Oliver Esther recommended me a new sketching software called:  SKETCHA. I couldn’t wait  to make a try qnd show it to you! Hehe. The software is minimalist. And it helps you draw with dynamic lines! I am glad to discover that it has been created by designer for designers!…

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I’m doing Urban Sketching on National TV in Vietnam !

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, How are you today ? . Last month, I had the chance to present a national TV SHOW called: VIETNAM DISCOVERY where I make a Travel Sketchbook ! . Let me share with you what I learned from it, and how it can help you sketch more often and get result. . When…

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Drawing with ARTBOOKS CHALLENGE #1 / Inkwork by Darren Quach

  As a Product Designer, I find plenty of inspiration in Sci-fi movies such as Star wars and Concept art sketches. * You can discover Edward Eyth interview who created plenty of sketches and innovation for Back To the Future II, Disney, MARVEL… that inspire nowadays creation such as the kitchen robot ! Recently I asked…

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No time for sketching? How designers draw 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…

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How to draw a bottle Sketchbook Pro |TIP 139 |VIDEO

Today we explore a powerful technique of How to draw bottles. I believe it’s powerful because you can use the same method to draw anything that is using a “Revolution”. In other words, anything that the profile turn in 360 degrees around a vertical axis. You may think of pottery. This tutorial is using the…

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How to start drawing anything better in 4 steps | the Random Product technique |Tip138 | VIDEO

Today, let’s look at a 4 steps tutorial that will help you better draw any Product design in 3D. It’s a perfect training for whom face the Malediction of the Blank page, where you may face these challenges: No inspiration, no ideas Even if you have ideas, you can’t visualize them on paper. So you…

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Be more creative drawing “Ugly doodles” |TIP135

Hello Design Sketchers ! Some of you told me about facing these challenges when you start sketching: “My sketches doesn’t looks good” “It’s not easy to draw from imagination” “I loose my confidence and give up fast” Wether you are beginner or senior, this situation is actually pretty common. That’s not your fault, and it can…

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7 steps to make dynamic sketches |Tip134 |VIDEO

Today I would like to share with you the method that is the most precious to me. Some people may say I should keep it SECRET– and keep it as my own style. But to me, this might change and greatly improve the way you sketch, as how it did for me when I was…

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How to develop your own drawing style? |TIP133

“To get inspired, admire.” (You will find a fun assignment-of-the-day at the end of the article) Q/ “How do you develop your own drawing style ?” By being inspired by other people. I admire them. Who ? My classmate who got higher skills with whom we shared sketching and design points. Comic, Manga, Concept art,…

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How to start digital sketching ? (Material and software)

When I was student (2003-2009), my classmates and I didn’t have any Graphic tablet at school to practice on. The first tablet I put my hands on was an humble Graphire* from Wacom I bought from the IT store.  I was so happy to make my first steps on digital that I doubled my walking…

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Why you shouldn’t draw the shield first? |TIP128

These days I have fun playing with the App Marvel, Contest of Champions on Ipad. Be aware, it’s pretty addictive. Looking for inspiration, I did a sketch of one of the Champion: Captain America. MARVEL – Contest of Champions For the TIP today, I would like to highlight a typical beginner mistake. Starting a sketch…

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Why being perfectionist will make you fail? |Tip125

Today I would like to share with you an article I read from 99U, written by Elizabeth Grace Saunders, writer of The 3 secrets to effective time investment. How many of us who love Design Sketching have Perfectionism tendencies ? And don’t realise how much it affects our learning journey ? We may be our…

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9 Must-see website for industrial designers |Tip124

Nowadays, the world move fast, maybe too fast sometime. To keep updated a designer has to allocate some time at forecasting innovation and trends. I share with you some websites that I enjoy reading when I was student and still today. I share with you different type of content where some are more about Technology…

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How to publish a Design portfolio online? |TIP 123

  Alessandro Millione from Italy Design student Q: How to publish a portfolio online ? Nowadays, it’s super easy to publish a portfolio online. There is several platform that allow designers from different field to put online there work and resume as well. It’s like a fusion of [LinkedIn x  Instagram]. If you are lucky,…

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