36 sketching TIPS from the “7 meter Sneakers Sketch Challenge” !

To make sure you receive news on the launch of the Sneaker Sketching course, make sure to Register to the blog ! 🙂 It took me 10 hours and 30 minutes of sketching to complete the 7 meter canvas in 4 days. It’s an amazing experience I recommend you to do once in a while to sit, focus, and enjoy…

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How to make big progress with Sketching Challenge ?

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, It’s 11am here in France. And before going to gym, I wanted to announce that this week: I am starting a 7 meters of “Sneaker Sketching Challenge” !  Yes ! it is about 4 times my height ! Ohoh !! (I am 1,80m) A while ago I even did a 18 meters roll of…

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A simple trick for Amor Jiménez to draw his sneaker more real (Feedbacks) / TIP 229

Sneaker drawn by Amor Jiménez // Loveworks_design

Hello Design Sketchers ! Last year I met Amor Jiménez in Madrid. 🙂 I met him in real while eating croquetas in his home country ! We were sketching on the coffee shop table with Antonio and Pedro Luis. We all have in common the passion for design and Sneaker sketching too. They asked me if…

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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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Big progress from Kasra S.: « I do not believe in innate talent. »

Hello ! It’s Chou-Tac, I remember how much important it was for me to be inspired from other student to boost my motivation. Because I wanted to reach their level, I was drawing more often and keep looking at what techniques they were using. This is why today, I would like to introduce you Kasra…

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How to draw the Nike Air Max | The Sneaker 1 minute sketching tutorial

These days, we have been talking about Footwear design with Mr Bailey from Concept Kicks, so I felt it would be cool to publish the second 1 minute tutorial about How to draw a sneaker – and we’ll be using the Nike Air Max, the lady version. I have a personal preference for lady shoes as their…

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Was it difficult to become a Footwear designer? – Interview with Mr Bailey – Concept Kicks

Today, is meaningful to me. I am interviewing Mr Bailey, founder of ConceptkicksLab, a Footwear design and Development agency – and also Concept Kicks, a blog of reference about sneaker design. When I was student Mr Bailey published (still) awesome sketches from sneaker designers on his blog. It was a huge influence for me to become a Footwear…

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Wanna get cool design sketches? Do not start with details | TIP 162

Should I get an Ipad Pro for sketching? I really like the idea of “On and draw”. That machine looks really cool. After so long, and deception with the previous Adonit Jot pen (Stylus for Ipad) – Apple seams creating something better than the Samsung Pro Note tablet. “Ipad Pro or not Ipad Pro? That…

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Make engaging sketches to your audience| TIP132

I had a short and sweet conversation with David Zakarias-Weich on the Design Sketchbook’s Facebook page that I would like to share with you guys. Q/ Why are trainers always drawn in that position ? It’s rarely seen in real life. (Raised heel) Adidas sneaker sketch – You can find the video at 16 Tips…

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How to draw a side view shoe in 3 tips | TIP119

Drawing shoes is not that easy at start. We often face some issues about proportion, and how to visualize the shoe in “3D”. As well as Palette (Sketchbook for sneakers and lady shoes), I like to use templates before creating a new design of shoe. My template is not an existing basic design of sneaker,…

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Palette. A Sketchbook for shoe designer |TIP118

I am following a cool page about Footwear design on Instagram: @PaletteStudioCo Credit featured image on the home page from Rob Maston or @raw_mass @PaletteStudioCo on Instagram It showcased amazing works of pro, beginner or passionate of footwear design – drawing with the Sketchbook Palette. What is there so special in ? Palette offers 130+…

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Q/A How to become a footwear designer? | TIP111

Nymul has just sent me a question. I share here with you hoping to help more people. Send me your question in the comments or email at [email protected] I will be glad to answer you and share the answer to all of you. Question from Nymul “Hi Chou-Tac, I am studying footwear engineering. I also…

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6 Tips to improve your quality of lines |TIP97

“Maxpower20” asked me if I would have any advise on How to improve the line quality. I think it could be helpful to share the info with all of you. I did this sketch on Photoshop with the Wacom Cintiq 22HD. I started it with the pen pressure activated. Then, I deactivated it to bold…

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16 TIPS – How to draw an Adidas sneaker design

Today is an update of the TIP 57  How to make your sketch stand out with a simple shadow. Where instead of 1 TIP,  I give you along the way 16 TIPS on How to draw a shoe – Adidas sneaker design. 00:04 I use a Bic Marker (for CD-DVD) It makes nice lines and…

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Male or female design ? |TIP83

A fun exercice in Product Design is to draw a men and women version of a design. It’s a good way to be introduced into how to create a design language. You can look at your phone, your computer, your fridge, a bottle of water… and so on, and try to give them a gender.…

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