How to draw a sphere + an ellipse on its surface in 2 min ! (Light bulb) | TIP 199

  Hello guys, How are you today ? I was giving some corrections to one of my student Zhen Bian from China from my course Sketch like the Pros – and I though I could share it with you too ! The exercise is about drawing a light bulb. And here is a quick tutorial showing the first…




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3 techniques to give visual impact to your sketches | The Design Sketchbook Show! #1

Hi guys, Today I am in Seoul, Korea ! It’s amazing and also super cold here. About -7 degrees outside. Ohoh ! Getting warmer back in my room, I thought it would be cool to publish the replay of our Design Sketchbook Show here in the blog ! In case you missed it, I show you…




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Rise your perspective skills – by dividing a box

Hello!! I have prepared for you a cool VIDEO tutorial introducing the 3rd point perspective! It will give your sketch an extra level of realism!  This tutorial will help you visualise simple volume in 3D space. We’ll be using simple rule of geometry (division and subdivision) that will help you to trim your volume with precision, but…




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Car design Tip | Sketch with the “Happy Accident”!

Hey guys, Today I would like to share with you a Tip I learned at my Design school. When I was student in Product design, I was so fascinated by Car design that I went to ask for information to the transport design students. One of them shared with me that his teacher one day…




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How to draw 3D volumes | TIP 172

There is common mistakes that everybody do as a beginner. The flat sketch. We draw what we see and it’s obvious there is something wrong. But we can’t figure out how to solve it. If you are today at this stage, no panic. It’s nothing related to having talent or not. The solution is actually pretty simple. It’s…




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How to draw multiple cylinders in perspective | Part A

Let’s look at how to draw cylinders in perspective. For this Part A, we will get interested in the top surface of a tube – which is actually “a cylinder within a cylinder”. You can see similar case for a camera lense for example. Below are the steps in picture ! 🙂




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How to draw a sphere? And spot the XYZ axis |TIP 166

Hi guys, Last time we saw how to draw a circle (ellipse) in perspective. Today it’s time for a bit more advanced tutorial where we’ll draw a sphere with a minimum of lines. If you like challenges, your goal will be drawing the XYZ axis from a sphere! Before starting, make sure you have been through…




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Draw more ideas with the random product technique + Photoshop quick render

Personal note: ”This past week has been very exciting with the launch of the course |SKETCH LIKE THE PROS|. It’s a real pleasure to see such enthusiasm from so many people around the world who share the same passion for Design Sketching. I would like to thank all of you for your awesome support for…




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How to draw a cube with 2-point perspective | TIP 155 | VIDEO

  Last week we sas How to draw a cube with 1-point perspective and how to recognise weither you need 1 or 2-points perspective. I guess you also saw how easy it is to draw by just following the steps. So today, it’s time to draw a cube with 2-point perspective. How to draw a…




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How to draw a cube with 1-point perspective | TIP 154 | VIDEO

Pretty often beginners feel overwhelmed in front of perspective. There is so many lines going here and there that we even don’t know how to start. So I made this video to show you stroke-by-stroke how to set the perspective scene and draw a cube inside. In this video, you will realise it’s actually pretty…




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Sharpen your sense of proportion | TIP 153 | VIDEO

Let’s contniue with the video tutorials exported from the exercises you can find in the book : the Designer Starter Kit. Feel free to download it and find the right elements for a good start in Design sketching. This week we already saw: How to draw straight lines How to draw perfect squares How to…




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How to draw perfect circles | TIP 152 | VIDEO

This week we already saw: How to draw straight lines How to draw perfect squares To carry on your progress on your sketching daily routine, let’s look at How to draw awesome circles ! Video tutorial in pictures below Start drawing a circle Visualise a point of connection Connect a circle at this point Do…




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How to draw perfect square + the common mistakes | TIP 151 | VIDEO

Today we carry on with the 2nd video of the series of 6 – illustrating the Designer Starter Kit book (Feel free to download it and start from there. It’s free.) VIDEO 2/6 How to draw perfect square. If you have done well the previous tutorial about How to make straight lines, this tutorial will…




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How to draw straight lines + the Common mistakes | TIP 150 | VIDEO

Today is the 1st video of a series of 6 videos illustrating the exercises from the Designer Starter Kit. If you haven’t done it yet, you can download the book. You will find there the essentials information needed such as how to hold you pen, the body posture, the ghost drawing… Oh, the book is…




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Wonder what to draw ? Draw your house ! | TIP 149 | VIDEO

Sometime when we face a blank page, we wonder what to draw. There is a simple solution to get started – and create that “spark of inspiration”. It’s Draw your house. I mean pick up anything you like in your house, and draw it. You can decide to draw as it is, or modify or…




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