6 reasons why sketching beats 3D software at creativity/ TIP 244

Hello ! Today let’s BOOST your motivation to create and enjoy the 6 benefits of learning sketching on paper! Why? Because there is no better sensation than to create with the traditional way! We saw in the previous TIP 243 that too many design students hide their sketching weakness by relying on 3D software. However, don’t get me wrong.…

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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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10 Easy tips to get your drawing started with your sketchbook

Hello ! Before started the topic of the day, met me share with you something. 2 weeks ago, we started Sketch Like The Pros course, and I enjoy how the VIP members are already making progress. It is still very basic though at this early stage, however they gain their first key confidence in sketching…

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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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How to start drawing in perspective with this New drawing tool!

  I am publishing something new for you guys. It’s to introduce you a Kickstarter Campaign for beginner designers ! It is a New drawing tool that help you draw basic volumes using ISOMETRIC perspective: The MICRODOT®. 🙂  If you love it and wanna receive your own MICRODOT® (international delivery) from £3 (about $4USD) you can join and support…

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My new tech accessory: the Ergotron for Wacom Cintiq 22!

Hey guys, Today I am super excited as one of my dream has been realised ! As a user of the Wacom Cintiq 22HD, I did myself a little present: The Ergotron arm ! If you are also a Wacom Cintiq user, I think you are gonna love it !  What is this about ? The Ergotron…

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How to buy a ball point pen for drawing |pen test with Brent George

Hey guys, Which pen are you drawing with ? (Tell me in the comments !) If you are still wondering with which pen to start with, let me share with you the series of test from Brent George, one of my student at Sketch like the Pros did during the Module 1. I hope our today article will…

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Should I start sketching on paper or Ipad Pro? | TIP 185

Hello from Paris Airport! It’s 6.19am, and I am waiting for my flight to Singapore with a transit at Ryhad. Today I wanna share with you a question I received from Yanik, who left a message on one of my video tutorial on Youtube. Oh, I will keep you updated about the preparation of the online…

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New sketching pens ! Love the Signo Uni-Ball colours from Mitsubishi.

Tonight I was chilling in the shopping mall NEX at Serangoon, and “randomly” went to the pen shop! In this article below, you will see few quick sketches I made with the Signo Uni-Ball gel pen showing you some Tips about circles on cubes. If you want to glearn more from a video tutorial, you…

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Love sketching with the Papermate FLAIR M (Medium) | TIP 144

Hey, today I was chillin’ in town. My Black Papermate FLAIR M died yesterday, so I came to the pen shop to get a new one. It’s always a great feel to draw with a brand new pen when the ink is flowing so well. It’s fluid Smooth And I can play easily with the…

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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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Must-have Art material list 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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Top 7 Sketching pens of the year !

If you also like to do some pen shopping, you may have gathered a lot, and you may wonder how to choose. There is no ultimate perfect pen. It’s all about your own sensitivity and the effect you are looking for. David Philips, reader of the blog showed me some illustration he did with a…

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The furniture I get at Ikea to install the Wacom Cintiq 22HD

I am the happy owner of a Cintiq 22HD Touch for 10 days already. I faced some problem that some of you may face as well. I share with you how I fixed them getting suitable furniture at Ikea. I started with a bit of difficulties to draw on the tablet. Why? It was not…

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First day with a Wacom Cintiq 22 HD Touch

This article is not a review trying to give a mark to the product. It’s just a share about my first impression and real experience. You will see the plus and minus I met as a Cintiq new user. 22HD or 24HD ? Two different format. XL or XXL ? The Cintiq 22HD is the…

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