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

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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

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Some of you told me about facing these challenges when you start sketching: The sketches doesn’t looks good It’s not easy to draw from imagination Loose confidence and give up fast. Wether you are beginner or senior, this situation is pretty common. Let me introduce you a 3 steps sketching process I often use to…

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, your…

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5 phases to present your project to your design company |Tip120

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Question from Nur Aktas Industrial design student, Turkey As a designer, how do you present your product to the company?As a designer when you present a project to your company (or a client), we don’t straight away present a final project. We set up few meetings in advance to build the project TOGETHER. Why ?…

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Sketching value and digital tools w/ Martijn van de Wiel and his classroom |TIP117

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Martijn Van de Wiel is an Industrial Design teacher at Eindhoven University of Technology – I was pleased to be invited as a guest to converse with him and his sketching class. We did a Skype call Singapore – Netherland and had a great time sharing some points about Product Design and Photoshop. This course…

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Top essential art material for a student designer


When we first join a design school, we may receive an art material list. After a visit in any art shop, you realise that the material is costly and that our budget may be quite limited. But we start so excited that we tend to be non reasonable, and buy the maximum of things from…

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10 Tips to keep up as an Industrial Design student |TIP 114


If you have decided to join a Design School, get ready to sleep less. 😉 You will face new challenges and obstacles that drive you to change your daily habits for an exciting Design journey. I list a number of difficulties or situation you may meet during your journey, and hopefully give you some useful…

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7 reasons why designers use Photoshop |TIP113


Thank you Chetan Yadav for sending me your question. I remember I actually asked my self the same question when I was student. Q: Do I need to be proficient in Photoshop to work in the industry ? In the Product or Transport design industry, it usually doesn’t matter which software you use as long…

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