9 sketching tips for beginners drawing a Power Bank

Hello guys, today I am in London visiting my friends, and also Vietdong, who is one of my new beginner student of Sketch Like The Pros. We are going to do a quick demo giving you 9 sketching tips for beginners, drawing a Power bank. 🙂 See you ! Cheers, Chou-Tac

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How to stop sketching flat in 2D and start drawing in 3d volumes

Ola from Madrid ! Como estas ? I am now writing to you from Spain, where I am visiting Madrid with my parents. And also preparing the next video vlogging I did in London last week-end – where I had a dinner with one of my student, VietDong. 🙂 Meanwhile, I have prepared for 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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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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Anybody can sketch. Quick test in 4 steps.

I’ve just went to the money changer of Raffles place (in Singapore) to get some Thai Baht as I am flying to Bangkok tomorrow! 🙂 This afternoon, I stop for a while at a cafe Paul to sketch. I am preparing the next week course of [Sketch like the Pros]. I’ve just took a picture…

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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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Sketch smarter with a marker |TIP136 |VIDEO

Today I show you a smart way to draw with the broad nib of the Pantone marker. After a quick review of the 3 nibs, I show you how that nib can actually replace the Ultra thin and brush nib. You will learn how to sketch faster, let your creativity flow and get more expressive…

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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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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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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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How to spot the horizon and converging lines? |TIP127

From the previous article, we saw the 5 steps to start drawing a scene in perspective. Let’s spend a bit more time at Step 1: Observation. Today I give you an exercise to do as often as you want. You will start training your eye identifying the horizon line and converging lines anywhere you g.…

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