How to draw a coin? | The 1minute tutorial!

Hey guys,

Because you are super curious at discovering new things, I am trying a new format of SUPER SHORT video tutorial and I would like to get your opinion about it. After watching it, let me know in the comment if you would like to see more of these. 🙂

I will carry on with some more complete tutorials, but just wondering if you also like very quick one videos like this one about How to draw a coin in 1 minute!

Hope you enjoy!


How to draw a coin in 6 steps:

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#1 The first thing you need to know is that a circle is equal to an ellipse in perspective.

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#2 Then, an ellipse is always symmetrical. So you can make a try, talink a cup looking at the top of it from different angles, and see that you will always get a perfect ellipse.

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#3 An ellipse can be embed in a square in perspective, like how you can see here on the green lines. Basically, try to imagine a cylinder inside a box. Look at the top of the cylinder.

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#4 Now, to draw a coin, you just need a simple trick: add a bit of thickness. To do so, draw an other ellipse a bit below.

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#5 Add some hatching on the side.

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#6 Voila! You have a coin!

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#7 Feel free to download the Designer Starter Kit

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Chou-Tac

If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my career, I believe that they can also help you to learn, and help you with your projects. Whether Design is a job or a hobby it doesn’t matter, so long as you do what is important to you.

2 Comments

  • Paul Alberding

    Reply Reply June 3, 2016

    Hi Chou,

    Your tutorials are all great! One minute or longer, doesn’t matter, keep them coming. I’m also one of your “independent learning” students in the Sketch Like the Pros class and love it. Would your ever consider combining all the screen shots from the modules into one massive e-book? I know we can download the different modules, but sometimes its nice just to flip through the pages and look at individual parts of a lesson without having to scan through the video. Anyways, it is just a thought. Keep up the great tutorials!

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply June 3, 2016

      Hello Paul,

      Thanks for your positive feedback about the course Sketch like the Pros. I appreciate. 🙂

      Your idea of a flipping ebook is great! I take note of it.
      I should prepare one as an extra present for you guys, student of the course.

      Thank you!

      Cheers,
      Chou-Tac

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